Final Fantasy VI “Square Enix Quality”

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Final Fantasy fans have been busily debating the merits of Square Enix’s suitably enhanced port of Final Fantasy VI to lucrative and reassuringly non-HD Android platform.

The game, available in English and Japanese amongst other languages, is based on the 1994 SNES original but dumps its pixelated designs in favour of new designs – though they are still by Kazuko Shibuya, the artist who designed the originals.

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The reaction amongst Japanese gamers looks mixed to say the least:

“Looks cheap as hell.”

“Keeping it pixelated would have been a million times better.”

“It is forgivable I suppose.”

“Looks like something made with an RPG maker…”

“At least we can make fun of it.”

“Pixel art really has a different feel to it.”

“It’s a lot cuter now though!”

“I could cry comparing this to FF5…”

“The mismatch between the retro environments and the new character graphics is overpowering.”

“I hope it is not buggy rubbish like FF5 was.”

“The art is nice but completely out of place in this game.”

“As long as it has Amano’s art!”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 17/01/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i'd rather play the real thing on an emulator, screw this shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And not on a phone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a shame they don't make 'em like they used to anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 17/01/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    This makes me incredibly sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Sabin suplexes a train ...

    Mind=blown ._.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:28 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    he should suplex this one game though. its more doomed than the doomtrain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sabin suplexes himself to death.

    Mind=Imploded

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If Square Enix wants money they should just make a proper HD remake of FFVII. Dumbasses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No...they really shouldn't. All they can and will do is fuck it up. I really wish they'd stop fucking with the classics but look at them to see what they did right to make them so loved (once upon a time) and see all the things they are doing wrong now.

    Face it fanboys/girls, Square is dead and SquareEnix produces shit. Time to move on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:33 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    VII was garbage, not that I'd expect the JRPG America's casuals to first cut their teeth on would know or acknowledge this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    A "proper" FFVII remake would cost too much to call it a money maker (words taken from SE itself). Sure, they would cash in like crazy at first, but once the hype from nostalgia fanboys wanes, their numbers would plummet to the ground, just as it has happened before.

    See, there is a reason why economics are universary-level studies: internet randoms cannot define it in a 2-line comment. It would be cool if it was, but... the world is not that simple.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly, you are far more aware of the costs associated with game design and the demand for one of the most requested videogame remakes ever. Thank you, Mr. Not-Internet Random.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would cost them even more because they'd have to make things from scratch. That's why they started making sequels to the numbered FFs so they could reuse stuff. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    it looks like games I was playing 15 years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://i.minus.com/iEQKZKebggcwQ.png

    What we could have gotten...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 20/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    what's that?, tell me it just isn't some random deviantart art

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    and the download is nearly 500mb total... .. I'd rather just use a snes emulator honestly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Regardless of quality, mobile games will never get my money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Graphics don't matter unless it interferes with gameplay or is vastly disconnected from the tone of the game. These are just increased graphics in the same style as the original so people are stupid to complain unless they charge a ridiculous amount.

    Screw all the haters, I'm going to buy the best FF game (again) so I can have it on my phone and replay one of the best stories and have some of the best characterization ever put into a game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's 2014 square come the fuck on

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square can't understand how many people would pay for HD remakes of pre-10 FF games. I mean, how can they not understand it? A FF7 remake would probably sell as much as a GotY...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Read my reply above, it also applies to your deluded conception of "money".

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 19/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think FF7 aside the graphic, have what it take to be a GotY. It also already have plenty fanbase waiting in line.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    How... how could they dare to ruin even FF6?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s !!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 19/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything has to be moe these days. There would be nothing wrong with keeping them either in their original or at least not making them "cute". I'm not a fan of this.

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    Comment by TNinja
    01:00 19/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I honestly don't see the problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    WEEBLES! Weebles sucks out loud!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 01/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    On Android?! That just confuses me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 25/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That character artwork toward the bottom of the article is from the original SNES release, so I don't know why it's here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 21/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont care what they do, but they should give you the option to play the unaltered original (wich im guessing they dont) well ill keep using emulators

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 20/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man...it's so sad to see Square Enix clinging into old games like this...it's like they're breathing on life support...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bankrupt company. Jump the boat before is too late.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:55 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nearly 20 bucks for a shoddy, slapped-on filter? Ten-year old SNES emulators had way better filters than this half-assed job. The game itself is easily worth the money BUT Square-Fucking-Enix isn't. Never again will i support that stinking carcass. Fuck them and all the Japs that ruin true gaming with their shitty fixation on fucking social games. Like their fucked-up society, their games are equally screwed. Too bad that Mistwalker also seems to hop onto the social gaming train. It's like a fucking epidemic disease. Fuck you, Square-Enix, fuck you Capcom. Leave the classics alone you good-for-nothing shitheads.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Their choice of filtering really looks like shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those pseudo-3D renders of the characters aren't even from this remake, I remember them from the manual for Final Fantasy Anthology on the PS1

    But yeah this looks like fucking shit and it gives off a very different feel from the original.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as they don't put those "clowns with AIDS" draws from Amano it shall be OK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, those Amano characters look like clowns with aids. They really look sick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That trollface kraken alone is worth it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 18/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the legend Ultros motherfucker, recognize. He's octopus royalty. Learn or face the taciturn Mr. Chupon.

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    Comment by Renzo
    17:00 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not upgrade the gameplay and the graphics, add-in some scenes with full CG graphics enhanced with latest technology, and a new soundtrack to boot. Not only recycled Final Fantasy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 20/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because money. All that you listed is super expensive. Granted they should have tried better, but what you said for a game that wouldn't sell as much ( esp on mobile market) would not be able to recoup the dev costs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    eriacta 100 [http://irfarmacia.com/eriacta-r.html]

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't look much different from the SNES version.
    Lazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    strike 1 = no voice acting.

    strike 2 = meh visuals.

    strike 3 = nothing interesting.

    therefore, i will avoid the final fantasy franchise and it's iterations like a plague except for final fantasy 15 which seems to have nothing to do with final fantasy and thank god!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Prepare to be disappointed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mark my words: FF15 is going to be the worst of them all and will make FF13 look like a gem of a game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    We already know FFXV will be a huge steaming turd, all they did was STEAL from The Last Story and turn everyone visual kai. Which means there's bound to a brooding main character, a crying shota and many more generic characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:09 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like polished shit at best...

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    16:45 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    At the risk of being overpowered by naysayers , I really like the redesign.
    It is, to my mind, both cleaner and cuter than the original.

    Makes me wish I owned something android compatible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The game was not meant to be cute. In the game's story you are trying to overthrow a totalitarian government taking over the world and enslaving magical beings, and then survive and defeat essentially a god in an apocalyptic world. "Cute" has nothing to do with the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's an android-emulating software for PC

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 17/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It probably works with Bluestacks.





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