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Five Things Square Needs to do so Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t suck.

Five Things Square Needs to do so Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t suck.

It’s no secret that Square-Enix isn’t the juggernaut they once were during the PS1 and PS2 eras. That’s not to say they aren’t a respected company, they just aren’t the be-all, end-all RPG empire that they were. Most of this happened with Final Fantasy XII, a game that was critically acclaimed by the media, and […]

Mass Effect 2: Hands On

Mass Effect 2: Hands On

We checked out a playable demo of BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 at PAX when we promptly entered the showroom floor and it seems to be on the right track. From the get-go the game seems to throw you into the story, offering some dialogue options to uncover hoopla in some instances, while others can let […]

Square Enix vs. The Economy

Square Enix vs. The Economy

Welcome to the Weekend Edition of THE WRATH OF EL PATO. The column that never falls on hard times during a crappy economy. First things first, today I received a memo from “upstairs” saying that an old OCmodshop favorite, Trish Oliver is back to show us what good content is.  Cool! Trish’s writing is immaculate […]

Final Fantasy IV Revisited

Final Fantasy IV Revisited

There was once a time when RPG’s didn’t have flashy cinematics, real time battles, and overly clichéd plots. There was a game that was innovative for improving the turn based formula, giving a story like none have ever seen, and a translation none would want to see again. Of course, I am talking about Final […]

Baroque (Wii) Review

Baroque (Wii) Review

Title Baroque Publisher Atlus Developer Sting Release Date April 8th, 2008 Genre Role Playing Game (RPG) Platform Wii, PS2 Rating Teen Baroque is a great game for those who are in love with anime art. For those in love with gameplay or RPGs in general: I’m sad to report that this game sucks. In fact, […]

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Preview

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Preview

Over the years PC RPGs slowly rolled forward, every once in a while getting little improvements. Starting from Diablo with online play and an awesome game engine, then came along games like Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind with an engine design anf game world that blew our minds. Next came MMORPGs (Massive/Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) […]

Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) Revew

Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) Revew

Title: Final Fantasy III Rating: E, 10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes) Publisher and Developer: Square Enix Release Date: November 15th, 2006 Platform: Nintendo DS Players: 1, DS wireless Genre: RPG This has been the best year yet for fans of the Final Fantasy series. Within two months, we have seen the release of […]

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblvion (PC, Xbox 360) Review

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblvion (PC, Xbox 360) Review

Title The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Rating Teen (T) for action / violence. Publisher Bethesda Softworks Developer Bethesda Softworks Release Date March 21, 2006 Platfiorm Xbox 360 and PC Genre Action / RPG (Role-Playing Game) Features 1 Player, 8MB to save game, HDTV 480p/720p/1080i, Dolby Digital Soundtrack, Downloadable Content (Xbox 360) Classic RPG players, wait […]

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Title Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Rating Teen Developer Level 5 Publisher Square Enix Release Date Nov 15, 2005 Platform Playstation 2 Genre Role Playing (RPG) Dragon Quest VIII is a classic role-playing game, but the minds behind Square Enix have added some great new twists. Looking for drama? Action? Adventure? Horror? […]