Most Beloved Final Fantasy Is Headed To PlayStation Network

Soon all the Final Fantasy anyone could ever need will be found on the PlayStation Network, as Square Enix releases Final Fantasy VI on the Japanese PSN. Between VI and IX, that's all the FF anyone needs.

Why do people love Final Fantasy VI, or Final Fantasy III as it was known in the states? Because it nailed every aspect of why we love Final Fantasy as a whole. The compelling characters, one of the greatest video game villains of all time, the rich, emotional story; Final Fantasy VI has just about everything.

Everything except Vivi, which is why IX is still my personal favourite.

Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy on the Japanese PlayStation Network on April 20. Judging by videos of the game that have been posted to the Square Enix Members Japanese Twitter, this will be the version of Final Fantasy VI that came in Final Fantasy Anthology for the original PlayStation; essentially the original game with a few cut scenes tossed in.

When will it hit North America? Eventually, surely. Sometime after Final Fantasy V hits North America, most likely.

Final Fantasy VI Coming to PSN [IGN]


Comments

    Mike I agree with you. IX is always going to be my personal favorite because it nailed what I felt FF should be. Fantasy, with a bit of steam punk, great characters and development across the board and a brilliant story that kept you wanting to play to see how it all ended.

    The biggest thing that disappointed me with FFVIII was the draw magic system, especially after the materia system of VII, which IMO was far superior.

    IX was nice, but I just could never get into it, perhaps I will give it another go. Honestly, I never finished VIII, IX or XII, and have had no inclination to revist any but IX.

    Am looking forward to seeing what all the fuss over VI is though.

    Hooray. VI was always my pick. Good to see an old piece of nostalgia return.

    "Judging by videos of the game that have been posted to the Square Enix Members Japanese Twitter, this will be the version of Final Fantasy VI that came in Final Fantasy Anthology for the original PlayStation; essentially the original game with a few cut scenes tossed in."

    As long as it doesn't have the horrid load times that version came with. A serious 7-8 second wait just from map screen to battle was awful, not to mentioned a similar wait time just to get into your menu screen.

    VI is one of those games packed with awesome moments. The opera scene, Ultros the awesome octopus, Kefka doing stuff, the change that leads to the second half of the game, not to mention all the fantastic characters that grow on you. VI never lets it's player characters get lost in the mix or let one of them ascend high above the others ala Cloud. It also has one of my favorite endings to a game, ever.

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