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While the SNES arguably had better releases in the Final Fantasy series, it was the seventh entry on the original PlayStation that truly brought the RPG genre into the eyes of the mainstream. Final Fantasy VII’s multi-disc spanning epic was a smashing success in 1997, selling nearly 10 million copies worldwide, and changed the gaming industry forever.
As of this posting, I’m currently sitting at 28 games completed for 2017 — far more than I anticipated. I started off the year committed to chipping away at my backlog, and outside of a handful of new releases and reviews, I’ve done just that. Go me.
CA! Radio’s E3 coverage continues with our recap and impressions of the surprisingly safe PlayStation conference, where we all found plenty to enjoy despite its lack of excitement. This became all the more jarring when we considered how action packed their announcements have been over the last two years.
Aside from the reveals of a full-on Shadow of the Colossus remake and the Monster Hunter series coming back to home consoles, everything shown was either expected, a bit too long-winded, or could certainly do with more narrative assistance on behalf of Sony.
Sadly, the most interesting reveals were reduced to the pre-show, like Yakuza Kiwami, Hidden Agenda and Undertale coming to PS4 and Vita. And while we all agree that Days Gone is nice to look at, we’re all struggling to find reasons to care.
I, myself, think it’s suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, atop two lackluster showings where the unexplained gameplay scenes treaded entirely too much familiar territory. I can’t shake the feeling I’ve played this game 100 times already and zombie fatigue set in many, many years ago.
But enough context. Let’s dig in!