In mid-April, fans of the old-school Final Fantasy games will get the chance to play yet another version of Final Fantasy IV, this time with a sequel they probably haven’t experienced.
Bargain-priced at $30, this collection will include a 2D, graphics-enhanced treatment of Final Fantasy IV, similar to the overhauls that Final Fantasy I and II received on the PSP several years back. As someone who played and loved those remakes of FFI and II, I can say that it’s amazing what some new graphics can do for an old game.
The other half of the collection is Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which has previously only been available via cellphones (Japan exclusive) or on WiiWare as separate modules that total $37 altogether. While rumor has it that the story of The After Years isn’t as good as it’s predecessor’s, I’d still like to play through it, since I love the world of FFIV so much. As a side-note, The After Years will be getting the same graphical overhaul in this collection.
Though this marks the second remake (and fourth re-release) of Final Fantasy IV, I’m still pretty excited about it. It’s my second-favorite in the series, with Final Fantasy VI in the lead spot.
Which begs the question: Why has Final Fantasy IV been remade so many times, but Final Fantasy V and VI have only been re-released (PlayStation and Game Boy Advance)? When will V and VI see great new graphics? Are 2D updates of those games to follow on the PSP? Or perhaps sweet 3D remakes on the Nintendo 3DS? Where’s the love, Squeenix?
Laments for remakes of other games in the series aside, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of this old-school bundle. Who knows, perhaps I’ll finally wrangle me some Pink Puffs.Tweet
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