PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Those who owned a Super Nintendo back in the day will undoubtedly remember Super Mario RPG. This Squaresoft-developed role-playing game boasts a suite of iconic Mario characters and a timeless art style. I recall renting this game from Blockbuster at least a dozen times only to start back from square one each and every time. That incredible Bowser confrontation in the beginning is so epic, I hardly minded playing it over, and over, and over again.
What would a list like this be without the inclusion of a Final Fantasy game? The seventh proper entry in the series boasts one of the most iconic intros in all of gaming—after all, Square and Sony teased the masses with a remade version of this opening scene to show off the power of the PlayStation 3. That sweeping view of Midgar, the oncoming train, and Aeris walking down the street are some of the most memorable moments in all of gaming.