Final Fantasy XII - Japan loves it!

A perfect score in Japan's biggest gaming mag? That's gotta be worth ruminating about, right?

The long-awaited RPG Final Fantasy XII is finally shipping in Japan, accompanied by a perfect score of 40 (four reviewers all gave it a 10) in Famitsu, the country's biggest video game magazine. It's a momentous enough occasion that GamesRadar's industry-minded companion site,Next Generationhas posted an article exploring the score, the magazine, and Final Fantasy's history in general.

If that sounds interesting, please consider yourself invited to read the articlehere. If it doesn't, please continue exploring the rest of this fine, gaming oriented media outlet for something more to your liking.

Above: We'd ask how many gamers would skip their own weddings to play this game, but we're not sure we'd be comfortable with the answer.


I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.
We recommend