Final Fantasy XV... As A PlayStation 1 Game

Final Fantasy XV... As A PlayStation 1 Game

If you're one of those Final Fantasy fans who believed the series peaked with VII and that things have all been downhill since then, THIS IS FOR YOU.

Freelance animator Mark Jenkins re-imagined Final Fantasy XV as a PS1 game, and the results, chronicled on his Tumblr, are just wonderful. I mean, just picture going to Blockbuster and picking up this beauty:

Final Fantasy XV... As A PlayStation 1 Game

And then you pop it into your PS1 and see things like this:

Final Fantasy XV... As A PlayStation 1 Game
Final Fantasy XV... As A PlayStation 1 Game

GLORIOUS. I hope that Final Fantasy XV's road trip ends with Noctis and crew travelling back through time so they wind up looking like this.

Jenkins even published the render, which you can play around with here:


    The series peaked with IX in my opinion. I still have it somewhere. Should play it again.

    Anyways, this looks awesome! Well done!

      IX is my favourite. IX & Vagrant Story within a year of each other. No wonder my grades dropped off when I was in school

    I still remember on the back of my FF7 case is a quaint reminder that I can only fully experience the game if I have a memory card.

      That and the mini-walkthrough up to the first boss in the manual? Games these days just don't do a proper manual anymore

      I remember saving up for my first memory card. Everything up until then was copying down codes like old-school games.


      Is what I think it said, if I remember correctly.

    I've very fond memories of all FF games on PS1, even the re-releases:

    FFVII - I really enjoyed Pokemon so wanted to check out more of this thing called 'RPGs'. Got this in 1999 so it was the Platinum version with the FFVIII demo (Me: "If this is the sequel then how come all the characters look so different??" lol). Took me forever to finish, but I got a lot out of that game. Ahh back in high school when you had so much time to kill. Levelled everyone to 99, managed to get a Gold Chocobo, and also defeated Emerald & Ruby. Stupid game cheat magazine (remember those?) ruined you know who's death for me though (think someone asked whether you can bring that person back to life in the Q&A section).

    FFVIII - Again a tad late to the party (got this in 2000), but as with VII, I did pretty much everything in this game. The soundtrack was incredible. Triple Triad could be its own standalone game. Long ass summon animations.

    FFIX - By now I was a FF vet, so got this on release in early 01. A really well-made game that I should really play again one day.

    FFVI - $25 at EB FTW! Load times though :S Wanted to play the FFX demo so badly but didn't have a PS2 at the time.

    FF Anthology - Only played FFV as I had already played IV on an emulator. Love the Job System.

    FF Origins - Good to know where the series started from. Both had cool intro FMVs. FFII had a decent story and a broken levelling system. Memo saves FTW, real handy when you're in a late-game dungeon and keep running into damn ogres and other strong enemies.

    Ooh almost forgot about FF Tactics - One of my fav games of all time, with one of the best stories for a video game. Complex characters. Sakimoto & Iwata's awesome music. Bloody difficult at times (until you get Orlandu). On par with ASOIAF / Game of Thrones in terms of political intrigue in fantasy fiction.

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    I never got into the Final Fantasy games even though I'm a huge JRPG fan. I've beaten 1, 2, and 6 though, and the last one is definitely my favorite. I also like X-2 and XII while X made me quit the thing with the first Blitzball game. It was either the enemies were cheating or my CRT TV really needed replacement, because I was looking at almost pitch black when I was at that section.

    Low poly? More like best poly! As long as it has those gorgeous hand-drawn backgrounds, I'm sold.

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