The Last Story Is One Of The Best RPGs I've Played In Years

Lost among this week's barrage of awesome new video games is The Last Story, a role-playing game that's slipped pretty damn far under gamers' radars considering it was designed and directed by the man who created Final Fantasy. » 8/15/12 9:00am 8/15/12 9:00am

Final Fantasy Creator's Next Game Is Just The Kind Of Complex, Meaty…

A long time ago, the combat in Japanese role-playing games was extraordinarily simple. Classic turn-based RPGs would hit you with a deluge of random and scripted battles. To beat them, you'd select options like "fight" or "magic" from a series of dropdown menus. You'd usually only die if you were under-leveled, in which… » 6/12/12 2:30pm 6/12/12 2:30pm

The Last Story: The Kotaku Review

In 1987, a young director by the name of Hironobu Sakaguchi was charged with making a game for his small game company, Square. Up until this point the company had had moderate success with racing and platforming games, but it was clear to all that Sakaguchi's game was likely to be his—if not the company's—final… » 3/02/12 9:00am 3/02/12 9:00am

The Last Story Has Ships That Travel By Water, Not By Air

Nintendo recently revealed The Last Story, the first Wii game from role-playing game specialists Mistwalker, but instead of showing actual screens, it's focusing its energy on highlighting concept art. This time, we get a preview of the game's ships. » 3/30/10 8:00pm 3/30/10 8:00pm