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Final Fantasy VI PC Release is Based on Mobile Version

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Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy VI on PC (via Steam) next week, on December 16th.

The bad news – the game is based on the updated mobile version, which swaps out the classic sprites, fonts, and visuals for a weird, pastel-like look (which you can see an example of featured above).

It’s worth checking out a breakdown of why this is such a bad “update” by Zeboyd Games pixel artist Bill Stiernberg, which you can read here.

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95 comments
  1. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    NO! NONONO! NONONONONO! *screams bloody murder*

  2. Nin
    Nin
    December 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The text makes my eyes bleed.

  3. Kaleido-Ruby
    Kaleido-Ruby
    December 8, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    You expected differently given 4 and 5 on Steam?

  4. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    All the love for the mediocre installment, all the neglect for the actual gem.

    This is depressing.

  5. Evropi
    Evropi
    December 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Why would they throw away the amazing pixel art? The backgrounds are okay but the character art is extremely amateurish. Why would they remaster it at all? They could honestly release the same game unmodified and it would be much better received by fans and new players alike.

  6. Evropi
    Evropi
    December 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Which is the ‘mediocre installment’ and which is the ‘actual gem’?

  7. Mea K
    Mea K
    December 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Well, this is why we have emulators!

  8. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    The mediocre installment is FF7. The actual gem is FF6.

  9. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    December 8, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Any bonus material like extra sidequests or something compared to the GBA version? if not i´m not gonna bother with this PC version

  10. Touma Kazusa
    Touma Kazusa
    December 8, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Horrible version, why did they have to butcher the art style?

  11. Evropi
    Evropi
    December 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Ahh lol. I’ve been in the JRPG community for so long that I took it as a foregone conclusion. I often forget that FF7 is still thought of as the be all and end all of RPGs by so many people. >.>

  12. ρяøxч
    ρяøxч
    December 8, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This looks disgusting. Rather just play the the psx version.

  13. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Those sprites… Wish they went more for something like the FF 3 on DS with the 3D models. Series deserves better than these weird gummi bear looking characters

  14. landlock
    landlock
    December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    That because for many it was there very first JRPG.

  15. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Is anyone actually surprised at this point? I think every single pre-7 FF game on steam is based on a mobile port.

  16. anon9370
    anon9370
    December 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I concur.

  17. sanic
    sanic
    December 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    You are on a pc, you can just not buy this version and play pretty much any other version…

  18. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Feels good knowing I got a while before my first FF gets its shit fucked up.

  19. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    One should not need to resort to piracy to play a good version of their favorite game. We demand quality from all other gaming and non-gaming companies, we should demand quality from Squeenix, too.

  20. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Well, it includes all the GBA version content, but that’s all.

  21. 7thlevel JR
    7thlevel JR
    December 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    that steam leak was real

  22. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    (Wall headbanging intensifies)

  23. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    December 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    The new sprites don’t bother me.

  24. Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz
    December 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Hope this and V come to PS4 like the PC version of VII.

  25. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    So.. Will anyone bother to mod it or these games are near-impossible to fix?

  26. Ozzie Arcane
    Ozzie Arcane
    December 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    and 3. Now if we got a port of the mobile version of Tactics, THAT would be good since that just just a cleaned up version of the PSP release.

  27. sanic
    sanic
    December 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    WE DON’T LIVE IN SHOULDVILLE SERGIO WE ATTEND REAL LIFE-TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN TOO FUCKIN BAD TOWN.

  28. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    FF4 is based on a DS port, actually.

  29. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    December 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    ETHICAL PRINCIPLES! DO YOU HAVE THEM, MISTER? If we abandon the moral high ground, we’re no better than the dev that keeps fucking their consumers.

  30. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Hijacking for visibility because this is the latest PC article, but it seems a fair number of the recent Steam leaks are now confirmed by non-SteamDB sources.

    Metal Slug 2, Garou: MotW, Twinkle Star Sprites and a host of other games that weren’t caught in the leak are now available DRM-free at https://www.humblebundle.com/

    I don’t quite know whether these games will have Steam keys added once they release on there as well, however.

  31. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I thought it was based on a mobile port based on the DS port?

  32. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Into the trash it goe… actually I already guessed this and put it in the trash already.

    “In the trash it stays” doesn’t sound nearly as nice though..

  33. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    December 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    FFVI is an amazing game, but FFVII is an even more amazing game. It’s the Star Wars of JRPGs in the West.

  34. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    December 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Oh Square Enix……. first the FF7 episodic content and now this. And they were doing right with FF14 ARR

  35. Phelan
    Phelan
    December 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Daily reminder… this is Square Enix we are talking about.

    You know why there is no FF IX on steam? Because fan custom graphic mod (also known as Aali’s Driver) supports only FF VII and FF VIII… and Square Enix just decided to use that fan mod for their steam release.

    Luckily they are past the time when everything they announced was consider to be either mobile crap, web game or music… but they are still Square Enix which loves to cut the corners to make as big profit as possible.

  36. Meinos Kaen
    Meinos Kaen
    December 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Well, objectively, FF6 is the better game. But point is, without FF7 FF6 wouldn’t even be known by its real name. JRPGs owe Final Fantasy 7 everything.

  37. plakia
    plakia
    December 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with piracy.

  38. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    December 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Man, this really bums me out.

  39. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 8, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Just fuck my shit up fam

  40. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Looks like shit

  41. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I’m less horrified and more LMAO. It’s sad, but it is funny.

  42. XERW
    XERW
    December 8, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    This. Even the EagleScan or HQ4x is miles better than this crap. Really SE? Really?

  43. OSad
    OSad
    December 8, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Ugh, what the fuck. Why not include an option to switch between the two art styles and let people choose via a menu option? You have assets from the PSX version, you have assets from the phone version, it wouldn’t even be that hard to implement, but you still pick the assets from the phone version?

    I like how transparent they’re being with the FF7 remake and I even like most of the changes and stuff they’re doing, but this just smells of really poor decision all over. Hopefully the option to switch sprites will be there in the end.

  44. XERW
    XERW
    December 8, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Durr hurr let’s remake the game in RPG maker, HD TEXTURES GUYS!!!

  45. XERW
    XERW
    December 8, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Good. You’ve seen nothing yet.

  46. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Can you please prepare your objective argument? I don’t honestly think there’s any way one can actually say one is objectively better.

    We all want different things in games.

    I’m not saying I think FFVII is better, I’m just waiting for a decent ‘objective’ argument to say it is not.

  47. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 8, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    FFVII is hardly mediocre. If you want mediocre, let’s look at IX and XIII.

  48. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    December 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Boner killed~.

  49. Moofinator
    Moofinator
    December 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I for one hope somebody figures out how to mod the mobile phone ports.
    Maybe then we can get some actually nice sprites.

  50. orbo
    orbo
    December 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    This was expected, but that doesn’t make it any better.

  51. dathip
    dathip
    December 8, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I DON’T GIVE A DAMN. FF6 IS THE GREATEST JRPG ON THE MUTHAFREAKING PLANET, even more than xenogears and chrono trigger, and the infamous FF7 in MY opinion. This is the gba version with all the content and the soundtrack is based off the snes version. Love it. While people are bitching about some DAMN sprites. LOL I checked the sprites of the snes version vs the mobile and it boggles my mind how anyone can say it looks worse than the snes version.

  52. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    December 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Everyone thinks their first “Final Fantasy” is the best one.

    I weep for those whose first was FF 9 & 10.

  53. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    December 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    You can emulate legally, and nowadays it’s super easy with just a bit of research on the net.

    FWIW, I also don’t support piracy except for archival purposes or when the original devs have disappeared and all other avenues of purchase have been cut off.

  54. sanic
    sanic
    December 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Ethical principles is the mayor of shouldville he cries himself to sleep and is woken up by his screams in the morning, you can literally have a better product by grabbing the GBA version of FF6 and adding in the original SNES soundtracks.

  55. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Every measure you can use, frankly. Story, graphical fidelity, aesthetic, character concept, roster, timelessness, depth of play, so on and so forth. Herein lies most of the technical reasoning: VI was made after a few years of strong creative conceptualization on the SNES, so they were strongly familiar with the format, both constraint-wise (a grasp of the limitations of the format) and coding-wise (properly coding what they wanted within the format); this is then to be compared to one of the first real 3D games that were more than just low-poly textures on frameworks within tightly constrained areas, like Virtua Fighter and Virtua Racing, and frankly, the story simply doesn’t hold up in comparison.

  56. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 8, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    XII is better than IX is better than VII is better than X-2 is better than XIII.

  57. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I support piracy when companies pull shit like this to make you pay money for a game you already owned, just to continue milking it that little bit longer.

  58. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    …The one with the 2 minute loading screens between battles? ….Yeah, I’d rather play that hot mess than this.

  59. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    It’s the phone version “remastered” for PC. In the Trash It Stays is indeed correct.

  60. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    December 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    This is Square-Enix’s first official PC release of FF VI. They’re not “milking” anybody, because this game has never come to PC before through official channels.

    … so, how exactly are you being “milked?” You don’t buy a console only game, and when it comes to PC, expect to get it free? Do you?

  61. epy
    epy
    December 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    So the shitty one…

  62. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    The shittiest version? Of course it is.

  63. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    When you remaster something it’s supposed to look better. This doesn’t look better!

  64. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Yeah this is George Lucas refusing to release original versions of Star Wars level of bullshit.

  65. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    December 8, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Glad to see square keeping up its long standing tradition of making bad decisions.

  66. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I’m one of the weirdos that think FFVI and FFVII are damn near equal in terms of quality.

    If you put a gun to my head and forced me to choose between the two, I think I might go with VII, but just barely.

  67. Ser Finbarr
    Ser Finbarr
    December 9, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Calling IX mediocre is some fightin’ words. I’d argue it’s easily the best of the PSX era games.

  68. Freeman
    Freeman
    December 9, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Vote with your wallets, people. Don’t buy it and send a message.

  69. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 9, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Subjective. From that very short list, I would say XII is better than VII is better than X-2 is better than IX is better than XIII. We still agree on the best and worst, but I bet you’re a bit miffed about the innards I picked. ;)

  70. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 9, 2015 at 2:21 am

    FFVII, FFVIII and FFIX are the only PSX era FF games (main, numbered games), so that’s not exactly a big to-do. I’d say VII is better than the other two. In fact, I might potentially say VII is better than IX but I don’t think I’d go that far.

  71. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 9, 2015 at 2:28 am

    What about the FFVI story was better than FFVII? VI was melodramatic in the sense that, whenever I play it, I cry Spanish tears. If you don’t get the reference, feel free to search it, but I’m sure you understand my statement.

    Graphical? Well, I’d argue that FFVII would have been worse with FFVI graphics and vice versa. The art managed to fit perfectly with the world around it. So that touches on your aesthetic and character concept as well.

    Some (I’d argue much) of VII’s humor comes from the graphical limitations. The remake is probably going to feel more like a soap opera than the original specifically because now the artists and concept designers have to design goofy characters as well as all the others. The original just had them thanks to the new technology.

    If you want to throw away all other factors and just consider the most efficient coding? Hey, that’s probably the only subjective argument you can legitimately make.

    By the way, I’m all for the argument that FFVII is so awesome on accident whereas FFVI was so awesome on purpose.

    In the meantime…

  72. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 9, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Why.

  73. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 9, 2015 at 5:36 am

    There is that word again

  74. Lord Harlock
    Lord Harlock
    December 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Or we just play the original US release on the console. Either way accomplishes the same goal.

  75. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Yes subjective. Never said it wasn’t. :P As for being miffed- not really, since I value all three of them at about the same level, as decent but not amazing RPGs that I like for different reasons. VII gets way too overhyped (but it really does need a proper remaster) for what it is (relatively bland with a few moments of good humour and a story so obvious and hamfisted it is off-putting in its clumsiness), IX has its own flaws within the gameplay and story cohesion as well as linearity for the greater part of the early game (same issues that XIII ended up having, really, but you at least had much more open travel amongst areas in IX), X-2 is really fun to play and has incredibly tight gameplay mechanics (and has one of the best ATB iterations made since the original ATB), but the story is absolutely terribly done (shallow valley girls is NOT enjoyable).

  76. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 11:44 am

    So because it’s their first release on a specific platform I shouldn’t hold them to any standards? Fuck off with that bullshit.

  77. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Spanish tears comes up with various translations of tears in spanish, and a band named spanish tears. No description for that phrase (and when trying to collate it as a single searched phrase, returns no results). Sorry, you’ll have to explain its meaning.

    As for graphics, it’s a separate catagory from aesthetic for a reason. Sprite-based artwork has pixel-perfect levels of detail, while the early 3D technology that was utilized for VII has a lot of distortion and poorly rendered textures with a rather low poly count for even high detailed items (an issue shared with Legend of Dragoon, another fantastic early 3D JRPG).

    As for aesthetic, this isn’t the subjective measure of “I like this concept more so Y game is better!”, but rather a actor of who can execute their aesthetic better, as well as range of aesthetic. Compare the diverse backgrounds for combat with their rich texturing and even animation for some (ones in which you are meant to be moving) against the rather more limited range of sparsely designed battlegrounds for VII, and you’ll see the sort of thing I’m talking about there. This can be counterposed with a somewhat greater range of animation for the character abilities in VII; the greatest example of which would be Summons compared to Espers- there really is no contest which has the better aesthetic between those two examples (even if the artwork for the espers themselves were far better than the crappy models for the summons).

    Roster of VII is far more limited and less flavourful than that of VI, which constantly has little interactions as you go through various areas. While VII does this to some extent, it feels much shallower in comparison, and happens far less often.

    As Shadow Hearts 2 showed with The Man Festival (amongst other things), humor and silliness doesn’t need graphical limitations to be done well. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyOQDvkkZo4 )

    You’ve interpreted many objective measures with subjective bias, rather than seeing how those points I raised can be objectively valued. Might want to step back and take a hard look at yourself in that regard. ;P

  78. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Ah, well. We have multiple conversations going in the same thread, it’s the OTHER one that the topic is subjective, rather than this one. My bad.

    Yes, VII gets way too overhyped, but legitimately so does IX. XII is the real gem that is hiding, not that it’s the best game in the world, but as far as not being discussed when “best and worst” Final Fantasy games are the topic. It’s always about VII, VI (sometimes V and IX, and X less often) for best and really the same exact list for worst except replace VI with XII. XII is hardly ever discussed, which must mean it did everything right. I suspect the only reason some of these games are on a best/worst list in the first place is because they are on someone else’s best/worst list and either hated or loved too much, creating a backlash of the opposite feeling. A little convoluted? Sorry it’s 3am and I’ve been up for some time wrapping gifts.

    Shallow valley girls IS enjoyable at times. Clueless is a GREAT movie and TV series. Does it actually have a deeper meaning that questions the very institution it praises? Yes. Does X-2? ….. probably not. Still, some people want to play Call of Duty as a break from RPGs, As far as I am concerned, X-2 is a decent break from the mundane.

    Now, I have to go explain Spanish tears to you…because I used it wrong in the first place so it’s my bad.

    Again.

  79. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t see the problem. While I consider VI to be the ultimate Final Fantasy, the sprites on the SNES version were ass-ugly. The new sprites are ok, not great, but serviceable.

  80. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    December 9, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Knew this was gonna happen, after they ported the same version of FFV.

    Genuine artistic abortions.

  81. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    My bad. Again. I should have used “cries in Spanish” as that is the exact phrase. To me it carries the same connotation as the condescending “world’s smallest violin”. That’s not something I’m directing at you, I’m directing it at the deeply tragic (aka melodramatic) story in VI.

    Back to graphics. I am not going to argue that VII was technically superior on a case by case basis, because I would be wrong. This is a case of “the sum of its parts” being better than the parts themselves. FFVII is great because of the..shall we say, limited understanding of what they were working with?

    Hey, I’m not going to say games need graphical limitations to have humor as there was some humor in the latest remake trailer. However, in some cases the graphical limitations create humor that can’t be duplicated with superior graphics. It’s a whole different type of humor that is necessary, just like Charlie Chapman’s humor is not likely to fit as well in an otherwise 100% modern movie: they are wholly different styles.

    I’ve not really misinterpreted subjective and objective. You are claiming VI is objectively superior but your claim is only on technical grounds. If the technical case was to be made, then the PC is ALWAYS the superior option no matter what anyone says at any time in any universe because it is ALWAYS technically superior to consoles. The product, however, is relevant, not the technical understanding of the hardware. If it was the technical aspect, XIII would be the superior game. If it was merely understanding hardware, then one might expect Kameo: Elements of Power to have been in the top 10 games on the 360. So sure, you can argue all you like that VI is superior and yes, I agree that from a technical standpoint and relative to the era, VI is in fact technically superior.

    But when everything is considered, the whole is approached, there is no way you can make an objective statement regarding what game is superior. If we sat down and watched the best wuxia fight, the best gun fight (both modern and ‘old west’ or even civil war style), the best aerial combat, ship combat or anything else of that nature, we could point to things and say that these are superior to other fights within the same parameters (comparing gun fights to gun fights, etc). What we can’t do, however, is say that the wuxia is superior to the gun fight. Why? They are different.

    VII and VI are not the same. Heck, I appreciate the story in X more than any other Final Fantasy title and as someone who reads often and also writes, I appreciate the concept in the story. That doesn’t mean it is a superior story and it doesn’t mean it’s the best, it just means I personally appreciate it. Other people, other games and other readers and writers will all have their own opinion. As far as I am concerned, the story in VII went right along with the nonsense graphics, the poor translation, the shoddy animations and over-the-top Oedipus Complex villain. It was a perfect match of imperfections that never took itself too seriously.

    VI on the other hand…tries too hard. It makes me “cries in Spanish”. For people who are into well put-together (adult) melodrama, they probably love it more than anything else. I put adult in parenthesis because the teen melodrama crown belongs to VIII / X, as far as the characters and story are concerned.

    It’s the imperfectness of FFVII that the remake needs to capture, but I think in the end the remake will feel like a completely different world and a whole different game, thanks to an attempt to “fix” it.

  82. KefkaFollower
    KefkaFollower
    December 9, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Sure, the psx version had horrible load times …
    but emulated in a modern PC it will load faster.

  83. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Ah, but we aren’t comparing a gun fight and a wuxia fight, we’re comparing two gunfu wuxia fights (they’re both FFs, both RPGs). I’m also not using strictly technical grounds, merely objective measures of various factors- How the story is constructed isn’t what anyone would call a technical factor, for example, but it can be objectively measured anyways. As for the console/PC issue, consoles haeve the benefit of portability and ease of development for a system frozen with specific parts, rather than a fully modular system- PC has its problems as well, even if it is the most flexible and easiest all around to use for the consumer.

    I definitely agree that the remake needs to capture the spirit of the original and not just the functional details, either way.

  84. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    The thing that XII got massively wrong was the gambit system (in other words, the entire basis of the combat system) being gated by story progression, which the international version resolved.

    We will NEVER agree on Clueless. Shallow valley girl is brainless in the worst way, reminescent of stereotypical “blonde” jokes, but without it being the punchline- it’s meant to be serious, which just makes it worse. Like I said, though, it’s just that aspect of it that falls apart- the gameplay itself is actually quite enjoyable.

  85. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I’d rather just emulate the original, personally.

  86. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    December 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    i REALLY want tactics

  87. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    December 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Swell, good job avoiding the questions. I didn’t actually expect an answer because any you could conjure would be wrong… but, not even a try… for shame.

    And what does standards have to do with anything? Lost your first argument so now you’re gonna try a new one?

    By your own admission, you never intended to buy the game in the first place (cuz muh’ milking) and I’m willing to bet you’d come up with any reason to pirate. You’re just as bad as those SJW’s who want things censored, but never intended to buy the game in the first place. You know why? Because here you are bitching about something you were never going to buy anyway, but you’re willing to steal it.

    Huh. Good for you I guess.

  88. todd
    todd
    December 9, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I have yet to play VI but have been wanting to for a while now. I don’t like the updated sprites, but it is still good news to see a PC release.

  89. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    December 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

    PC gamers can have a better experience by simply emulating the SNES ROM.

  90. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    December 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Those were great games.

  91. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Well Clueless is satire and if you don’t watch it as satire then you’ll never like it — unless you’re just as shallow. It’s like watching Stephen Colbert, you either have to watch him as a conservative or watch him as satire. :)

    But I guess if we’re looking at X-2 as a “serious” story, then we’re also looking at it wrong. It isn’t meant to be. It’s like the song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. The serious is over, it’s time to relax. It’s kind of like DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball in that regard. And if that game focused as much on the game play as the girl play, it’d be appreciated by a wider audience.

    XII is still one of my favorites. I bought the special edition ever so long ago, in the tin case. I left the tin case in storage but I brought a PS2 when I moved to a new country, just so I could play it again.

  92. koreawut
    koreawut
    December 10, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Actually how the story is constructed is extremely technical, just a different use of the word technical as it comes from the word technique. So thank Google for the definition.
    adjective
    1.
    of or relating to a particular subject, art, or craft, or its techniques.
    “technical terms”

    A story can be well crafted and written to a technical perfection while still failing to be as enjoyable as a decently written story that is more engaging. Brandon Sanderson writes enjoyable stories and he deserves to have high marks but his technical skill is just a bit above average. It’s what he makes, not how he makes it, that is special. This all comes back to my point that VII, while technically inferior, has things that increase it’s appreciable value.

    Here is an example. I once wrote an essay on Edgar Allen Poe. I’m sure a lot of people have done that in their youth. What I uncovered in my research was that Poe wrote “The Raven” out of spite. He didn’t write it because of a real passion for writing, nor did he write it out of any intense feeling. “The Raven” was pretty much Poe saying, “OMFG YOU IDIOTS ARE SO EFFING STUPID! YOU WANT GARBAGE? HERE! I WILL GIVE YOU GARBAGE!”

    And the world rejoiced.

    He had written many things prior to “The Raven” but few actually paid any mind. So he decided to get his revenge by showing how people will like anything they are spoonfed to enjoy in a mindless way. By the way, his initial draft was not about a raven at all, but a parrot — because of how it can mimic human words, has flashy colors, among a couple other attributes, but when everything is said and done, it’s just a mockery of a person. One of the most well-regarded poems by this man is, in essence, a satire of poetry and a satire of humanity, and nobody gets it.

    FFVI was created with the same craftsmanship, I’m sure. The reasoning is not the same, by any means, but the desire to put the right things in the right place is evident. VII, on the other hand, never appears or feels like that. At most, it seems like VII could have started with a script that was written in all seriousness, but when given to the director or whoever handled the game, they chuckled and started throwing out nonsense ideas. I said earlier I think VI was intentionally excellent, as you and I both agree that VI is technically superior on many accounts, but VII is equally as excellent but by no purposeful attempts to make it so.

    And if you don’t read this in the voice of Patrick Stewart, there is just no hope for you. ;)

  93. froyton
    froyton
    December 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    EWWW

  94. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    December 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Re-read what I said: “…How the story is constructed isn’t what anyone would call a technical factor, for example…” because when people think of a game, “technical aspect” refers to how an aspect represents “skill in practical and mechanical arts rather than theoretical or abstract thinking”, even if there is technique to the more creative aspects of the game (Common such one being a story having a beginning, middle, and end, for example) which would be the objective aspects of storywriting I mentioned it being able to be judged by.

    I would have to heartily disagree that VII is *equally* as excellent, but it is by no means the worst FF ever crafted.