Final Fantasy VIII coming to PC in high definition
Famitsu reported that Square Enix is rereleasing VIII for PC with remastered, high resolution graphics. Details about possible changes to gameplay aside from updated graphics have not been revealed.
This follows the same treatment Final Fantasy VII got when Square Enix rereleased it in 2012. FFVIII was originally ported to PC in 1999, but was criticized for subpar graphics and buggy gameplay compared to the original Playstation version.
Mitsuto Suzuki, one of the co-composers for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, wrote on his Square Enix blog that he will be collaborating with Japanese group Language’s vocalist Kaori for the upcoming game’s soundtrack.
Suzuki is one of the three composers for Lightning Returns, along with Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu (the head composer). The three also worked on the soundtrack for Final Fantasy XIII-2. This time around, their music will be divided among the four continents of Nova Chrysalia, each region showcasing a different composer’s work.
Language’s music, which is largely ambient and instrumental-driven, can be sampled in the discography section of their website.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available worldwide on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
Am I an idiot for just realizing they’re Phoenix Downs because phoenix rise up and “come back from the dead” after turning to ash?
Cause I think I am.
FF7 is awesome, one of the best of the entire franchise, and without a doubt deserves a remake (and should have been made years ago), but with the FFX/ FFX-2 remaster/remake, what are your opinions on it, on the actual game itself, and why?
FFX is in my top three favorites, along with VI and VIII. I like X-2 for what it was, and its battle system is my favorite in the series. As for the remaster bundle, it’s a 10th anniversary project and I’m not arguing with that because from a certain perspective it makes sense. As the first FF game of its console generation, X made as much of an impact on the series as IV did when FF went to the SNES, and VII when it went to the Playstation. It’s not like they’re remaking it from scratch, either. God, people still act like they are.
And calling VII awesome, one of the best in the franchise and deserving of a remake are all subjective and you can think that if want to. But honestly if it were up to me I wouldn’t bother with remastering or remaking anything and just let them all be. With the decision to remaster or remake something comes the issues of what do you change, what do you leave in, and most of all dealing with an entire fanbase crying about “Why that one I hate that one why not this one this one is better” regardless of how you try to rationalize your decision.
And I’d like to think we all know quite well how good the FF fanbase is with raising that last issue, good God.
Square Enix released the first screenshots of the HD remastered version of Final Fantasy X-2.
The remaster is part of its predecessor, Final Fantasy X’s, 10th anniversary of its original Playstation 2 release. The HD remasters of both games are of their International/PAL versions, featuring new gameplay features.
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be available later this year for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita. Both games will be bundled together for the PS3, while both will be sold separately for the Vita.