One of the greatest Final Fantasy games has finally come to the iOS and Android platforms. For $15.99 you can head back to the World of Balance and Ruin and join up with the Returners to take down Emporer Gestahl and the Empire. For me the Final Fantasy series didn't get much better than VI and I can't wait to pick it up but I might wait till the prices comes down a bit, $16 for a phone game is a bit much.

That said, it seems like Square has revamped some of the graphics and gameplay to make it a bit more mobile friendly. I still prefer the big chunky pixel graphics, but this update doesn't seem to take it too far away from the beauty of the original.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/07/2014 at 02:15am

Cool! This is one of my favorite games of all time and... wait... a... minute! WHAT DID THEY DO TO THE GRAPHICS!? BLLLLllaaaARRRGGGG rage rage nerd smash! Why Square, why!?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/07/2014 at 04:48am

Yeah. I imagine it's so people don't look at the old amazing pixel art and get turned off. I mean, I don't mind the old graphics, in fact, I prefer them to this but... It sort of makes sense as to why they would.

Good thing we will always have the original :D

shockwave wrote on 02/07/2014 at 05:27am

I prefer the old pixel art, but I do like the new portraits. I'm also glad they put some work into it instead of just emulating the original version. this game is one of my favorites as well so i'll be picking it up when it goes on sale.

vdogmr25 wrote on 02/07/2014 at 08:10pm

I'm more likely to get it for PS3. This is one of those games I would sit down and play for a while, and I rather have that with a big screen and nice speakers, even if it's kind of outdated in those regards. Also, my phone is mostly for games that are pick up stuff that I can play on my commute. It's 5 bucks cheaper on PSN too.

CapnCurry   Supporter wrote on 02/08/2014 at 07:52am

The pixel art / "improved" art thing has always bugged me about the Final Fantasy series. In a lot of ways, I feel like I was playing a different game from what they published, and the graphics used to let me do that. I played the FF6 reboot on PS(2?), and not only was it a bad port job, but what I saw had a very different feel from what I wanted. It's like, in my mind, Kefka was the Joker from the original Batman TV series - insane in a way you could laugh with if he weren't trying to end the world. But in the remake he was much more clearly presented, and it seems that Square thinks of him as the Joker from the Dark Knight reboot.

I'll probably get the iPhone version, though. FF6 has a lot of meaning to me, and I don't think I'd be able to skip this without at least digging into it a bit.

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