I'm not quite sure how I feel about the look of Final Fantasy V on iOS. I mean, original character designer Kazuko Shibuya returned to polish up her original designs and make everything all pretty for the game's mobile debut, so in a way this is true to her vision. On the other hand, it looks like the entire game was squeezed through an emulator filter. Hmm.
I guess I'll just have to get used to it. Besides, I'll be too busy bitching about the price to worry about the visuals. Final Fantasy V is available right now on the New Zealand iTunes for $19.99, the same price as the previous installment, which is $15.99 on North American iOS (though it's on sale until the end of the day for under $11).
It's still a fair price, I suppose. We're getting the original game plus the extra dungeon and four extra job classes from the 2006 Game Boy Advance release, and it's a universal app, so we don't have to buy it twice to play on the iPhone and iPad.
And hey, Square Enix spent a lot of money to make it look like this.