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Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

It’s possible to see Final Fantasy VII as a Japanese cultural study. From outside, the city of Midgar, isolated on all sides, mirrors Japan’s post-war, industrial boom. The dominate color is green, the only change from winding pipe systems and smokestacks that once defined the country’s polluted skylines. At the core though is something entirely… Continue reading Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

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Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (PS4)

Ninja Saviors does not specify the country being attacked. It’s described as “once great and prosperous” and now, led by a tyrant. Enemies appear decidedly western. In the background? Rows of military hardware primed to strike. On its initial release in 1994, Ninja Saviors Return came after a wave of software championing Desert Storm. Games… Continue reading Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (PS4)

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Ace Combat 7 (PS4)

Although placed in a fictional world of Ace Combat’s own making, this seventh numbered entry depicts a surreal, even bizarre neo-future World War II interpretation. The small Eursea (Japan) kingdom sends an unannounced force to the military-powered, world policing Osean (USA) forces at Osean’s seaside base. In the end, a national alliance leads to prosperity… Continue reading Ace Combat 7 (PS4)