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Totally Sick Of Final Fantasy IV

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When not making new Final Fantasy games, Square Enix likes to remake old Final Fantasy games. There's one title in particular that the company cannot stop remaking, though I really wish it would.


Remakes of Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years are headed to the PSP next spring. The games will be on a single UMD and have spruced-up graphics. None of this is really necessary, however. This game has been remade a gajillion times.

Final Fantasy IV was first released in Japan in 1991 on the Super Famicom (Super Nintendo), but a tweaked version called Final Fantasy IV: Easy Type followed later that year. The game was then remade for the PlayStation in 1997. It was then released on the WonderSwan in 2002 and the Game Boy Advance in 2005. It was then remade for the Nintendo DS in late 2007. It was then released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2009, and on two Japanese cell phone operators that same year. The game was released on another cell phone operator earlier this year.


Not all those games are remakes — many of them are ports. But seriously? Another Final Fantasy IV remake? Really? The inclusion of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which was released on WiiWare last year, might be interesting to the handful of people who aren't sick of Square Enix dragging this game out, in one form or another, year after year.

ファイナルファンタジー4(+FF4アフター)がPSPでリメイク決定 - ライブドアブログ [痛いニュース(ノ∀`) ]

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You take that back!

You take it back right this instant.

Though I wish they would remake FFVI instead, it is -fantastic- that these younger people are getting to enjoy one of the best classic RPGs of all time. Sure it's indicative of Square-Enix showing no faith in the studios creating good completely new RPGs, but it still fills me with joy to see that game still around and kicking.