Submitted by MattS 1626d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy 1 & 2 on the way to the PSN - should anyone care?

Final Fantasy 1 and 2 are finally coming to the PlayStation Network in English. Given they’ve been on every other platform known to mankind in recent years, we’re surprised it’s taken so long this time around, but is it worth dipping into the virtual wallet to buy yet another copy of either classic? (PS3, Retro)

Blaster_Master   1626d ago | Offensive
RedDead  +   1626d ago
Never played either, mostly because i've heard the first great FF is FF4. I've played FF4 and it is great. If I wanted these though I would getan Emulator, I don't want to give S-E more money, especially for a port from the nes. And the fact that the original devs won't get the money for it....will they?
imoutofthecontest  +   1626d ago
Not commenting on the article but addressing your questions here:
Re: "i've heard the first great FF is FF4"
FF4 is great. To me, the first great FF is FF1. :)

Re: "If I wanted these though I would getan Emulator, I don't want to give S-E more money, especially for a port from the nes."
Fine by me, but note for your own info that there are minor enhancements to the PSP port, mostly in the visuals. If you do emulate, I recommend the GBA version. The original NES one will frustrate the hell out of you. ^^;

Re: "And the fact that the original devs won't get the money for it....will they? "
Depends on the contracts they have. If Sakaguchi is set to get a dime every time a remake or port of one of his creations is published and/or sold, then yes, he would, even though he doesn't work for Square anymore. But I suppose there are very few people who know that kind of stuff.
jc48573  +   1626d ago
the good old days.
Ducky  +   1626d ago
I dunno... whichever one had Kefka in it was the first great FF to me.

Hmm, has Secret of Mana made its way through as well?
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RedDead  +   1626d ago

For me FF6 is the best FF so...

FF4 was the second best until Ps1 FF's came out
Sarcasm  +   1626d ago
I agree, FFVI is the best FF ever. It's a shame that SE keeps making all these remakes but totally forgetting VI.

Screw a VII re-make, do a VI remake!
christheredhead  +   1626d ago
if you havent played 1 and 2 this is a must buy. the games are classics. id buy them if i didnt already own dawn of souls on the gba.
Trroy  +   1626d ago
I care. 2 of the greatest RPGs of all time?
maverick40  +   1626d ago
you are a final fantasy fanboy!Grandia and Crono trigger are.
Trroy  +   1626d ago
I don't see how liking FF1 & 2 makes Grandia and Chrono Trigger any less great?

TBH, of those 4, Grandia is my fav, but that doesn't stop the others from being awesome.
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ChronoJoe  +   1626d ago
I like these ones cause you can pick class and stuff :) pretty fun.

Kinda like how in X-2 you could pick a dress sphere to define class, but less lame. Either way imo the first 4? ff games had the best battle mechanics. :P
darkpower  +   1626d ago
You mean the job system. That first got its major induction in FF5, which, while not the best FF out there, is clearly underrated because of how much customization you can get out of the characters. You had it again in a way in FF8 where you could junction your magic depending on what you wanted a specific character to be and/or do. Of course, FF11 we all know about.

FFX-2, as you said, had it, too. But I have to disagree with you that it was lame. It had some cool cinematics when you switched up (which, by the way, you could do on the fly within the battle, which gave you some interesting battle strategies to try out, especially if you know a specific secret about the system that you probably already know about) and it had some interesting jobs like the shooter. Customization was still a focal point of the series. I think the feelings people have about X2's system stem more from how mixed the reaction to the game itself actually was more than it being an actual feeling about it (not saying that your opinion isn't genuine).
ChronoJoe  +   1626d ago
I meant the game overall was kinda lame :) I didn't like the entire female team, and focus on earning new dresses to wear etc lol my sister enjoyed it though.

I think an outfit system like that within a regular FF game would be good though
anasurimbor  +   1626d ago
This is a really poorly written article, the greatness of the first two FF games aside.
kvg88  +   1626d ago
Why is this under PS3? I'm pretty sure these are the PSP versions of FF I and II.
Havocmak3r  +   1626d ago
yes, the final fantasy fans. What kind of article is this?
Look at it like this. When NGP rolls around nice to know you can play it on there.
Let's hope, Final Fantasy Type 0 that suppose to release around the NGP launch and to be 2 UMDs will be downloadable to compliment NGP
LMS  +   1626d ago
depends, they were both $1.99 on the iphone and looked pixel perfect, how much will it be on psn and how shitty will it look on my 50" plasma?
bobrea  +   1626d ago
Anyone who enjoyed this game will care...

Seriously, what a stupid article
Hitman0769  +   1626d ago
Where the hell is FF6 god.......
Ingram  +   1626d ago
Now THAT's raising the bet, Hopefully we will see a digital release before dying, if SE does not get even more clueless.
Ingram  +   1626d ago
Too little, too late, too expensive.

Greedy bastards sucked the soul out of FF and now they are trying to make money selling granpa,(again) with the wheelchair and stuff.You know, "cause hip kids and adults like retro", must be thinking a group of pussy shareholders that had very little or nothing to do with this originally, let alone gaming."Next brainstorming theme gentlemen: Our stock options in Sausages and Dextrose.Tim had a view to share with us all(...)"

How can any of you support SE on this regardless of how good the games were?
JonnyBigBoss  +   1626d ago
Holy smokes. This is cool news!
ShinFuYux  +   1626d ago
I never understood the point of these games.

The old zelda games makes sense but these?

How can you have the patience to play this???
kasasensei  +   1626d ago
I want to play these games, but only on psp.
maverick40  +   1626d ago
Only the final fantasy noobs that have only played XIII should pick this up. The rest of us completed these years ago.
Lirky  +   1626d ago
9.99 for both so i dont care what squareenix do with old titles ill pay 9.99 for saga frontier whenever it releases to u.s. and eu psn its on japanese psn though.
Kee  +   1626d ago
If you like the other Final Fantasy games, then yes
Tex117  +   1625d ago
FF6...this is the best.

Argue all you want, but know that you are wrong.

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