By Kyle Emch / January 27th, 2013
Once again, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) will be doing something a bit different this week. No, I haven’t run out of old video game commercials yet. I promise I’ll get back to them. But this week, I wanted to highlight one of my favorite web series, Game Theory. For those who don’t know about it, it’s basically like Mythbusters, but for video games. In his latest episode, MatPat talks about some of the religious undertones in the Final Fantasy series.
Before I go any further I should point out that, aside from talking about the various religious aspects of Final Fantasy, he does spoil the endings/plots of some older Final Fantasy titles including Final Fantasy X, VI, Legends, and Tactics. If you’re not keen on this kind of stuff, consider yourself warned. Otherwise, enjoy the video in this week’s Special Wrap-Up!
Here are the highlights from this past week.
The re-mastered cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix are revealed to total up to nearly 3 hours! That’s almost as long as The Hobbit.
Speaking of which, it was revealed that Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix shows signs of coming to North America. Get excite!
Crystal Baltimore reviews both Corpse Party for the PSP and Corpse Party: Book of Shadows for the PSN, Steve Baltimore reviews Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for the PlayStation Vita and Jonathan Higgins reviews Soma Bringer for the DS in our first Import Review.
Nintendo announces a new game by Xenoblade Chronicles developer Monolith Soft in a global Nintendo Direct, along with an HD remake of Wind Waker, a crossover between Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, and much more.
Mother 2 is finally coming to the Virtual Console in Japan. Now if only us international folk could get Earthbound.
While Pandora’s Tower will be coming to us in a few months, it will not be getting a special edition run like what The Last Story had.
David Rawlings talks about the latest Nintendo Direct restored his faith in Nintendo in bed…not like that, ya perv!
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