The First Review Is In

Diehard GameFAN scores the first review for Kurulin Fusion, and it’s a great one! D.J. Tatsujin posted his experiences with the new puzzle action game on Christmas Eve, stating,

…Kurulin Fusion gives players an amazing value with solid and addicting puzzle gameplay and a healthy supply of game modes.

We’ve heard lots of early adopters echo D.J.’s sentiments, and we encourage you to read the review in full.

Square Enix Doesn’t Forget

Square Enix still maintains its official Uematsu page. It hasn’t been updated since ’04 – when Uematsu-san left Square Enix–but hey, great music is timeless, right? We’re happy to read that the man sure enjoys his homemade pasta. And Final Fantasy fans are still happy that Uematsu has continued to work with his old employer on Final Fantasy series music.

We love fan sites!

Thanks to the labor of love that is the Unofficial Nobuo Uematsu website, we learn that the great man’s handiwork can be found on 16 platforms dating back to the Famicom (the Japanese version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System). He’s worked on every Final Fantasy entry starting with number one.

Uematsu’s Early Musical Influences

Nobuo Uematsu talks to Gamespot. Talk about eclectic musical influences. Nobuo Uematsu fell in love with music as a boy when his sister took him to hear the Vienna Boy’s Choir. He loves progressive rock such as Pink Floyd and collects records by another Bach fan–Elton John.

Say Koo Roo Lin

One of the questions we’ve had to answer since the release of Kurulin Fusion is about the pronunciation of the word “Kurulin”. First, you should know that kurulin means “spinning” in Japanese, which reflects on the game mechanics that involves spinning the Fusion Block and Energy Orb pairs to line up with other blocks and orbs. As for the pronunciation, it sounds like koo-roo-lin. It’s pretty easy. Now that you know how to say it, we strongly recommend saying it over and over wherever you go, and when people stop to ask what you’re mumbling about, tell them about Kurulin Fusion.