Latest Episodes of How It Saved
How Street Fighter IV SAVED 2D Fighting Games (Ft. Maximilian Dood)
After Street Fighter II released in in 1991, it caused a fighting game explosion, both in arcades and in home consoles. But, as the decade ended, and arcades were failing, so too were 2D Fighting games. This is how Street Fighter IV completely revitalized the genre.
How Final Fantasy XIV SAVED Itself!
When Final Fantasy XIV was first released with version 1.0, it was such a disaster for Square Enix, then CEO of the company, Yoichi Wada, had to publicly apologize, feeling it had tarnished the Final Fantasy name. It would take a certain YoshiP to bring life back into the struggling MMORPG and save FFXIV.
How the Nintendo Switch SAVED Nintendo
After releasing the Wii U, Nintendo was in big financial trouble. They would need something truly special to help revitalize the company, and hopefully Nintendo Switch would be that answer.
How Twilight Princess SAVED the Zelda Franchise
While The Legend of Zelda has always been one of Nintendo's top franchises, after The Wind Waker released to GameCube, there were major questions for Nintendo if Zelda would continue to sell. Love it or hate it, Here is how Twilight Princess SAVED the Zelda Franchise.
How Sonic SAVED Sega
Today, the Sega Genesis is fondly remembered for its console war with the Super Nintendo. But, before Sonic, Sega was struggling to compete in the console market at all. It would take a certain blue hedgehog and the marketing acumen of Tom Kalinske to save the company.
How Resident Evil 4 SAVED Resident Evil
Resident Evil and survival horror, as a genre, were on the decline. Sequels to games like Silent Hill, and newer titles like Fatal Frame were failing to make a splash, and even the mighty Resident Evil was slowly tumbling down on sales. This is the story of how Resident Evil 4 SAVED Resident Evil.