Final Fantasy is one of the most enduringly popular games in the history of video gaming. 2006's Final Fantasy XII, the last PlayStation 2 entry in the series, set a record for most copies shipped to retail on release. The series has struck a chord with fans the world over, by providing engrossing gameplay against a backdrop of astounding drama - for over 20 years.
But which game in the series is the ultimate? Which entry has the best main character, the best villain, the best music or the
At last, we'll decide which FF delivered in the best possible ways. Some games get one thing totally right but then falter elsewhere - we'll lay down the law by saying which reigns supreme. Are you ready?
5. Final Fantasy V
Thanks to a recent re-release on the GBA, this game may finally get the respect it deserves in the US. Though it has one of the weakest stories in the entire series, particularly sandwiched between the melodramatic IV and VI, the gameplay is among the best. The Job System
At some stage a great deity said “Let there be light,” and then there was Jonathan Cox - head of retail for Honeywell, owners of MK Electric and purveyors of switches and sockets to the stars since 1919. MK has the lions share of the UK market. In short, Jon Cox is a mightily powerful man and when he sees his chosen area of pedantry abused in PC games he becomes righteously angry. Light switches have been continuously misrepresented since the birth of 3D, and its time to set the
As we near the end of our weeklong countdown, it's time to look at one of the biggest parts of any Final Fantasy - the music. Each game in the series features an astonishing number of quality tracks, from burning guitar rock, to tear-jerking ballad, to rave-friendly electronica. There's probably no other game series in the world that's had as many full-blown concerts in its honor, be they garage bands cranking out angsty riffs or a legitimate orchestra performing for a crowd of thousands. But
Grand Theft Auto. A game series synonymous with death, drugs, carjacking, prostitution, sleaze, ultraviolence, sex and controversy. The tabloids would have you believe that simply playing the game will turn you into some kind of sick, perverted monster... who can barely swim.
We say: look again. There are many reasons why GTA can not only be harmless (when played by responsible adults as the Mature rating implies, we will say that), but can even help you become a better person. Don't believe
Being a serious fan means one thing: Dressing like a fool and parading around in public. To make sure your fellow cosplayers are laughing with you and not at you, heed our advice with our do's and don'ts to dressing like a Star Wars character.
Try to find someone in the Star Wars universe that you actually look like. If you don't look like anyone, be Darth Vader and wear a helmet. Let this guy below with the specs and the goatee act as a warning. He thinks: I look like Anakin. We think:
With each new Final Fantasy, a tweaked battle system is revealed. Here, we consider how much each affected the series' gameplay as a whole. When most people think RPG, they think turn-based menu surfing. Final Fantasy IV finally got it right - but later games added on to it. We don't stop there - we also take into account the supporting gameplay systems that directly affect your fighting style.
5. Final Fantasy VII
The game that brought RPGs to the masses did so with a very clever evolution
15. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Nintendo | Nintendo | 2003
So what if this mascot racer feels a lot like its predecessors? The fast and frantic gameplay is still perfect
What made it so great?
Double Dash didn't revolutionize the Mario Kart franchise like many hoped it would, but the improvements here go beyond surface deep. The character and vehicle selection is huge, the new weapons are appropriately insane complements to returning classics and the tracks themselves have never been this
The history of PS2 Star Wars games is a turbulent one. Let GamesRadar be your tracking computer in this trench of occasional gaming excrement, guiding you through the good titles and the bad ones.
First, the good:
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) - PS2
Combining fast-paced, large-scale combat with a thin slither of strategy, Battlefront was the game that single-handedly proved that Star Wars videogames didnt have to suck. Admittedly, it worked better as an online multiplayer game - or at least,
Streets of Rage hit the Virtual Console a couple weeks ago and we are psyched. While the sequels improved upon the original, there was nothing like the thrill of the first. We can go on and on about the punk with Freddy Kruger claws or the wrestler you fight on a beach or even the giant elevator level, but that would be boring. Download it and check it out yourself. Oh, if you get stuck, peep this trusty guide for all your ass-kicking