Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS): Square-Enix is capitalizing on their loyal fan base yet again, but this time there’s some real creativity involved. Taking a few cues from the great rhythm game Elite Beat Agents, the new music-RPG hybrid combines more than 70 songs from over 25 years of Final Fantasy games and features the classic heroes and villains of the series in an adorable chibi art style.
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Google’s April Fools Joke Brings An 8-Bit Version of “Google Maps”
Even if it’s still a day early, Google has taken it upon themselves to try and prank the world by bringing us an NES compatible version of Google Maps. The hilarious video has all the classic trappings of the old Nintendo trailer, from the 80’s Japanese family to blowing into the cartridge. And if you were wondering what game the music and art is from, it’s definitely a throwback to Square’s Dragon Quest series.
You can play with the 8-bit Google Maps now over on their site by clicking on the “Quest” button in the upper right corner.
It seems that limiting players a certain amount of hours of gameplay won’t be a problem in Final Fantasy XIV since its possible to see the entire design in a matter of minutes. Beta testers of the MMO are increasingly getting suspicious at why Square Enix would copy and paste the same design layouts over and over again through the entire FFXIV world. Is this simple proof that Square just can’t create interesting enough worlds that they’ve taken the lazy way out? It’s a shame to see such a company as this to take cheap development routes.