Articles by Alex Donaldson

Explaining and analyzing what happens in the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Ending
Explaining and analyzing what happens in the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Ending

SPOILERS ahead as we examine and explain the ending of FF7 Rebirth... as best we can, anyway.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 04 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Relationship guide: How to Romance right to pick your Gold Saucer Date
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Relationship guide: How to Romance right to pick your Gold Saucer Date

The Gold Saucer date is one of the most iconic images of Final Fantasy VII - and it's back in FF7 Rebirth. Here's how to make sure you get your desired date on the night.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 03 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Best Party & Party Composition Setup Suggestions
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Best Party & Party Composition Setup Suggestions

Choosing the best party setup in FF7 Remake can be a head-scratcher, but we've got some suggestions for the best party members, setup, and composition to help you get started.

guide by Josh Tolentino and Alex Donaldson on 03 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Card Carnival Solutions for Puzzles, Collection Challenges, and Skill Drills
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Card Carnival Solutions for Puzzles, Collection Challenges, and Skill Drills

Card Carnival is a twist on FF7 Rebirth's Queen's Blood card game - offering challenging single-player puzzles. We've got all the solutions to every stage, so you can nab all of the rewards.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 03 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Materia guide: Full Materia List & Unlock Locations
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Materia guide: Full Materia List & Unlock Locations

There's more Materia in FF7 Rebirth than ever before - and this full Materia List tells you every one in the game, plus where to get multiple copies of each.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: All Cactuar Locations for the Cactuar Caper quest
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: All Cactuar Locations for the Cactuar Caper quest

One of the optional quests in FF7 Rebirth's Costa del Sol tasks you with finding four hidden Pink Cactuar drawings. This guide has all 4 Cactuar Locations for that Cactuar Caper.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Parade Formation guide: Best Formation to win the Junon Award & Commendation
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Parade Formation guide: Best Formation to win the Junon Award & Commendation

In FF7 Rebirth, you'll want to choose the correct Junon Parade Formation if you want to win over the President and Audience at home. This guide tells you how.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Queen's Blood Card List & Unlock Locations
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Queen's Blood Card List & Unlock Locations

Unlocking all of the Queen's Blood cards in FF7 Rebirth is a big task - but this guide will help you to know exactly where to nab each one.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 01 March, 2024

Persona 3 Reload Social Link Guide: Complete S-Link Walkthrough, Unlocks, & Answers
Persona 3 Reload Social Link Guide: Complete S-Link Walkthrough, Unlocks, & Answers

This Persona 3 Reload Social Link guide features all dialogue choices, unlock conditions, and everything you need to max out every S-Link and romance.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 09 February, 2024

Persona 3 Reload Missing Person quest: Missing People List, Locations, Deadlines, & Rewards
Persona 3 Reload Missing Person quest: Missing People List, Locations, Deadlines, & Rewards

As Persona 3 Reload progresses, you'll be faced with time-sensitive missions to rescue vulnerable Missing Persons from within Tartarus. This guide has the Missing Person locations, deadlines, and rewards.

guide by Chao Min Wu and Alex Donaldson on 04 February, 2024

Nobuo Uematsu's new music is a live concert exclusive - and comes with a chance to hear rare game scores live
Nobuo Uematsu's new music is a live concert exclusive - and comes with a chance to hear rare game scores live

Merregnon: Heart of Ice is a new concert series that brings together Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Final Fantasy, Fantasian, and all-new music from the legendary Nobuo Uematsu.

news by Alex Donaldson on 03 February, 2024

Persona 3 Reload: All Romance Options & How to Start Them
Persona 3 Reload: All Romance Options & How to Start Them

Love is on the cards in Persona 3 Reload - and this quick guide to the Romance Options will help you to understand who with.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 03 February, 2024

Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth New Game Plus explained: Now to unlock & what carries over to NG+
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth New Game Plus explained: Now to unlock & what carries over to NG+

Infinite Wealth has a New Game Plus mode, but unlocking it is rather controversial. Here's the rub on how it all works, and what carries over.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 27 January, 2024

Persona Protagonist Names: Canon names for every main character in the series
Persona Protagonist Names: Canon names for every main character in the series

Looking for the official character names for the Persona series protagonists? Here's all of them, from Persona 1 right up to Persona 5 Royal & Persona 3 Reload.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 24 January, 2024

Square Enix is right to cut back on how many games it makes - but going too hard would be a huge mistake
Square Enix is right to cut back on how many games it makes - but going too hard would be a huge mistake

With the new CEO deciding Square Enix needs to pick its shots more carefully and make less games, what might that mean for some of the company's most-loved franchises?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 January, 2024

The older it gets, the more I respect Final Fantasy XIII
The older it gets, the more I respect Final Fantasy XIII

The criticisms of FF13 are well documented - but the more time passes, the more willing to forgive them I become.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 22 December, 2023

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix - and those cancelled DLCs
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix - and those cancelled DLCs

FF15's director breaks his silence on his unceremonious departure from Square Enix, expresses disappointment at the cancelled DLCs, and outlines the lessons learned and goals for his new studio.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 04 December, 2023

Playing Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos is an exercise in franchise-undermining misery - but it isn’t all bad
Playing Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos is an exercise in franchise-undermining misery - but it isn’t all bad

We may live in a post-FF16 world, but the story of FF15 continues - sort of - in a fascinatingly weird and cynical ongoing mobile spin-off.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 24 November, 2023

Persona 3 Portable Hot Springs Answers guide
Persona 3 Portable Hot Springs Answers guide

The hot springs escape event in Persona 3 Portable doesn't have any major impact, but if you want to escape stealthily, here's how.

guide by Alex Donaldson on 22 November, 2023

Star Ocean The Second Story R: Claude or Rena - which protagonist should you choose?
Star Ocean The Second Story R: Claude or Rena - which protagonist should you choose?

At the onset of Star Ocean 2, you'll be faced with a choice between Claude and Rena - two potential lead protagonists. But which should you choose?

guide by Alex Donaldson on 04 November, 2023

“There's been a real rediscovery of its beauty” - Star Ocean: The Second Story R’s developers talk the great Pixel Art Revival
“There's been a real rediscovery of its beauty” - Star Ocean: The Second Story R’s developers talk the great Pixel Art Revival

Star Ocean 2's remake features a beautiful new art style blending a real-time 3D world with gorgeous 2D sprite art - and to its developers, it's part of a great revival.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 02 November, 2023

Seven new Mechanics that change up the game in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Seven new Mechanics that change up the game in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Here's seven interesting mechanical changes and additions we noticed in our first hands-on with FF7 Rebirth.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 21 September, 2023

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review

Phantom Liberty itself is an all-time great expansion, taking all of the best elements of Cyberpunk 2077 and cranking them all up to eleven.

review by Alex Donaldson on 20 September, 2023

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's story will conclude at the Forgotten Capital, Tetsuya Nomura reveals
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's story will conclude at the Forgotten Capital, Tetsuya Nomura reveals

FF7 Rebirth will end right around one of the most anticipated scenes of the whole Remake trilogy.

news by Alex Donaldson on 14 September, 2023

Starfield Review
Starfield Review

Starfield is wider, wilder, and more ambitious than I expected - but also shows surprising restraint in many areas. More than the sum of its parts, it's the best game of this type Bethesda has delivered.

review by Alex Donaldson on 31 August, 2023

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