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Final Fantasy VI Coming to Windows: Not a Remake


Final Fantasy VI
It's not 3D, and it's definitely not the direction of Final Fantasy VII Remake, but that wonderfully polarizing mobile release of Final Fantasy VI is now coming to Steam. Of course, we all pretty much knew that was coming - any idiot could have told you that.

What to expect from this? The same thing that we got with Final Fantasy V, naturally; a version of the game with the new, wispy-sprite art style and generic font, configured to run under Windows and with the general layer of Steaminess like achievements, trading cards, and Steam Cloud. The game releases on December 16 and does not have a published price yet, though Final Fantasy V released at $15.99 a few months back.

Source: Kotaku
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PookaComment 1: 2015-12-08 19:39
Pooka Since I have the Android release of the game, I'm missing nothing apart from the DRM which is wonderful to be missed. Though I've to say that I can't find a proper Android emulator to play FFVI well without a hitch using Android on PC.
SpooniestComment 2: 2015-12-08 23:14
Spooniest Neat. Buying this.
NarratorwayComment 3: 2015-12-10 02:16
Narratorway "Final Fantasy VI Coming to Windows: Not a Remake"

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"...mobile release of Final Fantasy VI is now..."

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Magitek_slayerComment 4: 2015-12-10 17:48
Magitek_slayer Disappointing.Might get it if it has new stuff in it, otherwise il play snes version.
PookaComment 5: 2015-12-10 18:02
Pooka
Quote (Magitek_slayer @ 10th December 2015 19:48)
Disappointing.Might get it if it has new stuff in it, otherwise il play snes version.

It has new stuff over the SNES version like a bonus dungeon and an enemy rush minigame hidden post-endgame. Also includes an album to review the events of the game as well as the superior GBA translation, as well as a soundtrack player inside. If anything, its not missing one bit of the originals, its the SNES game + extras.

Still I do not suggest you to buy the game on PC. Do it on Android and stay away from the icky yucky DRM, no need to even buy anything with that much icky in it.
Magitek_slayerComment 6: 2015-12-10 20:41
Magitek_slayer I just saw what it would look like and I have to say I am very angry and very disappointed that it looks so bad.ENIX!!! mad.gif they made it easier too, why?

The auto feature is nice but they ruined the world map and the character sprites.It all looks like it's done on rpg maker, looking cartoonish.


PookaComment 7: 2015-12-10 20:59
Pooka
Quote (Magitek_slayer @ 10th December 2015 22:41)
I just saw what it would look like and I have to say I am very angry and very disappointed that it looks so bad.ENIX!!! mad.gif they made it easier too, why?

The auto feature is nice but they ruined the world map and the character sprites.It all looks like it's done on rpg maker, looking cartoonish.

Pretty much the sprites in the new version are much better than anything RPG Maker you're going to say, so I don't even get the mention either. They're also much better than the SNES sprites, granted.

However, as for making it "easier", I'm not even sure how true is that. Because in the difficulty department, it didn't feel much different than the godawful PSX port, and that's coming from someone who played the PSX half a time and beat the mobile port twice. Must tell you that in the 2nd Android run, I was almost getting hammered by Ultima Weapon, almost no different than the time he almost got me hammered in the PSX version, and I beat him in the same way in both runs: with a Riot Blade. So, 'easier', that's just a rumor.
Magitek_slayerComment 8: 2015-12-10 22:00
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Quote (Pooka @ 10th December 2015 20:59)
Quote (Magitek_slayer @ 10th December 2015 22:41)
I just saw what it would look like and I have to say I am very angry and very disappointed that it looks so bad.ENIX!!!  mad.gif  they made it easier too, why?

The auto feature is nice but they ruined the world map and the character sprites.It all looks like it's done on rpg maker, looking cartoonish.

Pretty much the sprites in the new version are much better than anything RPG Maker you're going to say, so I don't even get the mention either. They're also much better than the SNES sprites, granted.

However, as for making it "easier", I'm not even sure how true is that. Because in the difficulty department, it didn't feel much different than the godawful PSX port, and that's coming from someone who played the PSX half a time and beat the mobile port twice. Must tell you that in the 2nd Android run, I was almost getting hammered by Ultima Weapon, almost no different than the time he almost got me hammered in the PSX version, and I beat him in the same way in both runs: with a Riot Blade. So, 'easier', that's just a rumor.

It's larger is what I noticed but the characters look more plastic and cartoony and the world looks a little worse too.i saw a scale of figure castle on the world map and it's smaller than the character.
Rangers51Comment 9: 2015-12-16 20:16
Rangers51 Well, far be it from me to stir up drama, but the predictable Fortress of Doors commentary on this release is now in. http://www.fortressofdoors.com/doing-an-hd...y-ffvi-edition/

Well, okay, maybe a little drama around this. But don't shoot the messenger!
PookaComment 10: 2015-12-16 20:30
Pooka Well, the commentary had a chance to appear just a year ago when the game was originally re-released in this form. Another case of "too late to the party".

There's no more drama or good news to be said about this PC port, other than it being a DRM'd PC port of course. What applied to the mobile version applies there. Yes.
CefcaComment 11: 2015-12-16 21:45
Cefca
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other than it being a DRM'd PC port of course.

Horror of all horrors.
PookaComment 12: 2015-12-17 06:54
Pooka
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other than it being a DRM'd PC port of course.

Horror of all horrors.

You sir, got the gist of it. That's the only time I'll ever tell you to 'emulate the GBA or the SNES' version, if you're stuck on the PC platform with no Android to fall back to. Seriously, the DRM is just a potential killer for the PC platform, and it severely damages the platform. But hey, we've got millions of people buying the ability to have their games controlled by third-parties and owned by third parties (in license rather than in the game's content) rather than giving YOU these abilities.
CefcaComment 13: 2015-12-17 13:40
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But hey, we've got millions of people buying the ability to have their games controlled by third-parties and owned by third parties (in license rather than in the game's content) rather than giving YOU these abilities.

That's probably because most people couldn't care less. I've gotta ask though, how exactly are they "controlling" my games?
PookaComment 14: 2015-12-17 16:44
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But hey, we've got millions of people buying the ability to have their games controlled by third-parties and owned by third parties (in license rather than in the game's content) rather than giving YOU these abilities.

That's probably because most people couldn't care less. I've gotta ask though, how exactly are they "controlling" my games?

They "control" your games a lot like how a mother could "control" you also in that same sense.

What do I mean? In order to play, you need to ask the client and send it a request to play the game, otherwise it wouldn't play. Now here's the thing: in order to play, you need the client installed, and you need to be logged in with the account that bought the game. You also need to be connected to the internet to do either of those. If you lose either conditions, you simply cannot play your game legally without resorting to, err, black magic.

The end result is not lovely if you don't have the internet, which I suffered for... a solid 5 months.
CefcaComment 15: 2015-12-17 16:47
Cefca
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and you need to be logged in with the account that bought thegame.

Not really sure how that's any different to when every game came with a CD key.

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You also need to be connected to the internet to do either of those. If you lose either conditions, you simply cannot play your game legally without resorting to, err, black magic.


This isn't true. I've played my Steam games for months before while having no internet.
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