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Nihon Falcom

Falcom is a gaming studio older than most of you, here's its secret for survival

Falcom is a gaming studio older than most of you, here's its secret for survival

Ron Duwell

Ys and The Legend of Heroes developer Nihon Falcom is a living, walking treasure of the video game world. At 36 years old, it’s one of the few holdovers from the Golden Age of Gaming back in the 1980s when Japanese companies rewrote the rulebook and gave games another three decades of life. Capcom, Square Enix, Nintendo, Bandai Namco, SEGA… with the apparent passing of Konami, it’s a...

The Ys franchise is older than most Twitch streamers, watch this trailer and become a fan

The Ys franchise is older than most Twitch streamers, watch this trailer and become a fan

Ron Duwell

Go on, what do you have to lose? You’re only missing out on a treasure of the video game world and one of the few franchises that has survived three turbulent decades of video gaming. Ys has been around longer than a majority of Twitch’s user base, and yet, even after all these years, Nihon Falcom’s excellent series can’t find the same love as its contemporaries. You might have heard of...

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana prologue and plot details, more screenshots inside

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana prologue and plot details, more screenshots inside

Ron Duwell

We can toss Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana onto the pile of my most anticipated games making their way onto the PlayStation 4. I’ve actually been following up on my New Year’s Resolution to get better acquainted with the series, and it’s been an eye opening experience. These games are short, but they pack 40 hours of blazing action into their 10 hours of gameplay. Pure fun from beginning to...