With 2020 finally done and dusted, the Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Seb take stock of the video game industry and the changes it has seen over the past year, including the customary awards ceremony for the worst platform, developer, and game of the year.
Yoshinori Kitase promises further destruction of Final Fantasy VII, Atlus is busy fixing Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne HD Remaster, and Japanese developers share their resolutions for 2021 in the news of the week!
In this special edition of the Plop current and ex-staff pick their favourite games or developers from the past year. 2020 has been a year of many up and downs, but it has also brought with it many gems and turds. What has brought joy to us this year?
Caspius and SiliconNooB engage in some long-form discussion on the topic of creative style in video games, before they review the latest updates from the site-wide playthroughs, report the news, and trudge miserably through a particularly large Plop.
The spectre of censorship hangs over the release of Atelier Ryza 2 because of past untruthfulness, the Gravity Rush director leaves Sony, Persona 5 Strikers is getting a Western release, and Dragon Quest XI has been unreleased in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB launch the new playthrough, discuss changing attitudes to video game narratives, and report on the latest half-witted decision by Sony: abandoning to Microsoft the Japanese market--the key to the entire video game industry!
Caspius and SiliconNooB prepare for the Playthroughs Revisited feature by examining year-end sales data for Nintendo, and the totals are so impressively large, both in terms of hardware and software, that they leave no room for doubt: that's Numberwang!
Final Fantasy XVI actually will be releasing sooner than any of us thought, Nocturne HD DLC gets detailed, and the Bravely Default II Twitter account breaks its silence in the news of the week!
Final Fantasy XVI will definitely be out by 2034, Collection of Saga is coming to Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft buys Zenimax (Bethesda) in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB ponder the latest news about Project Athia, the Square Enix/Luminous Productions showcase for the latest and greatest technological fripperies (and most underwhelming design) before turning their attention to Final Fantasy XI.
Following a JRPG-studded series of game announcements, Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Mel develop an acute case of optimism about the state of the industry; and, their jollity is only increased when they learn of the sequel to Caspius' favourite game: Chess.