My Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

With the release of Final Fantasy XV and my first few hours with the game, I predictably began drawing comparisons between this Final Fantasy and its predecessors, and this naturally drove me to order them in terms of my preference, be it in their gameplay, presentation or sometimes much more importantly, the story.

Overall, I love most of the Final Fantasy games, with only a couple I don’t agree with, but having said so, there are five in the series that hold a very special place in my heart. So, here are my Top 5 Final Fantasy games (with their PS-era remastered intro sequences because they’re really cool): Continue reading My Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

Mobile Suit Gundam: My Favourites Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about my first Gunpla build and a week later I wrote a primer about it on GeekOut South-West. In the coming weeks not only will I build more models, possibly record or broadcast the process, but also write another “primer” but this one on the overall Gundam franchise.

With that in mind I thought it would be great if I spoke to you about my favourite Gundam series. To date, I have watched most if not all the series in the franchise, from the Universal Century ones to even the Gundam Build Fighters series, the one that inspired me to get into Gunpla in the first place.

Yesterday I gave you the first few entries into my list of favourite Gundam, here are the rest (that I can think of at the moment): Continue reading Mobile Suit Gundam: My Favourites Part 2

Star Wars Legends – Remembering the Expanded Universe – Foreword

Star Wars: The Force Awakens released last week. I have yet to see it, having learnt in the past never to go to a premiere. I’ll be watching it in the coming days and I’m as excited as every other fan of the saga. But to me it’s all been a bittersweet experience, one that started with the announcement of the buyout and the plans to make new films, and I’m sure it’s the same for many fans. The reason is that with a single announcement, over thirty years of Star Wars lore became non-canon.

Yes, I’m talking about the Expanded Universe, the continuity formed by both the films and all the material published in one media or another that served to complement it. A fun detail that very few know is that the EU predates the films, with the official novelisation of A New Hope releasing months before the first Star Wars film. Continue reading Star Wars Legends – Remembering the Expanded Universe – Foreword