In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In the final battle of Final Fantasy VII: Remake we defeat Sephiroth and cast aside the shadows that swirl around. We’re standing in a familiar place: the edge of Midgar. Looking out on the horizon, you’re presented with a terrifying and hopeful world. For players returning to this place from the original Final Fantasy VII, the developers have managed to revive that feeling of grandeur because now, you may be able to change this story… (more…)

GYGO: Square Enix, Square Enix, Sony

GYGO: Square Enix, Square Enix, Sony

Welcome to Get Your Game On! I finally gave in and bought Pathologic 2 after watching a very long video essay way too many times, and I’m having a great time suffering. And speaking of suffering, it’s been a rough few weeks for Square Enix: (more…)

GYGO: Square Enix, Square Enix, Sony

GYGO: More Blockchain Promises, More Merger Mess

Hello, and welcome to the first GYGO of 2023! My name is December and I have indeed played nothing but Harvestella since it came out. I love it, it scratches the Rune Factory dungeon-dive/farm-sim itch (even if it is more on the sci-fi side), and it plays like a weird, slice-of-life Final Fantasy. And, unfortunately, speaking of Final Fantasy: (more…)

GYGO: Square Enix, Square Enix, Sony

GYGO: Climate Change, Buyouts, and Outdated Slang

Another week, another Wednesday! I hope this year’s holiday season is bright and cheerful for you. My winter’s looking up since I bought Monsterhearts 2, which I am extremely excited to play. Now to get a group together… (more…)

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

I’ve written pretty thoroughly about how I am a particular type of gamer. I prefer games that are story and relationship focused, and that don’t require a lot of level grinding or random quests. This includes my tabletop play style—apologies to my DM/wife who is sitting on a bunch of Kingmaker sidequests that our party has ignored! Because of my pickiness, I don’t play a lot of games, but lately I’ve been feeling like this framework of “pickiness” is unfair. Am I a gamer aberration? What makes me different from all of you? Why the heck do y’all enjoy repetitive level grinding?! (more…)