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Final Fantasy VI coming to PSN in Japan April 20

Joystiq:We're at the end of our wit-rope, you guys. We're not sure how much more of these injustices we can suffer -- we thought that, with the North American PSN release of Vagrant Story and Xenogears, we were on track to catch up to the Japanese PSN's RPG offerings. However, Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto revealed on Twitter yesterday that Japan would be receiving the PSOne remake of Final Fantasy VI on the PSN's Game Archives platform on April 20.

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Lirky2718d ago

I had a feeling this would happen.. Tons or rpgs on japanese psn and some not localized , but they released regionally :

SAGA FRONTIER needs to come to psn regionally it released on ps1 disc u.s. and euro too.

redDevil872718d ago

One of the greatest games of all time.

meatnormous2718d ago

I agree. This is my favorite Final Fantasy. Playing 7 after this game really let me down. The story in this game is by far one of the best stories ever told.

pinkyxyz2718d ago

never finished it........

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2717d ago

I had to lol at the stark contrast between your and meatnormous's comments.

Master of Unlocking2717d ago

Oh why oh why did I have to sell my copy a few years ago, just for 9€... :( :( :(
Now it will cost me at least 3X that to buy a physical copy of this game again... :(

dylandurden2717d ago

It was the fifth FF I ever played, right after VIII, IX, X and VII. Initially I struggled to understand why it was considered such a masterpiece and I stopped playing after a couple of hours of boredom. But then I thought it deserved at least a second chance, and... well, this time I managed to go troughout the whole game. Not only that, but I fell in love with it. I still think it's slightly overrated (the story isn't actually that much better in front of FF VII, maybe they're on par), but it's undoubtedly one of the top 5 FF games. I'm currently playing FF V and I'm amazed by how huge of a lep forward was FF VI from its predecessor. FF VI, more than FF IV, truly set the basis for what the series became in its PlayStation era.

Tex1172717d ago

It is certainly understandale that playing a game from an earlier console would have some difficulty resonating with a current generation player.

I, like many others, played this when it came out on the SNES as FFIII and thus played arguably the best RPG's of any console around the time where games can consume your every waking moment (like 12-13 years old).
(Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, FFVI)

Still, very few RPGs have quite captured the EPICNESS that was FFVI. The ensemble cast, the strange set pieces (literally in some cases), the unique characters, and of course the final act twist. Not to mention the soundtrack....

Further, FFVI was before alot of FF's went all EMO, which some people like, but many other western gamers don't.

This game at the time and even now is among the greatest games ever created. A masterpiece.

dylandurden2716d ago

I really would've liked to play it on the SNES, but I was young and I wasn't into videogames yet (I only began gaming with the PS1 in 1999, at the age of 11).

Games definitely lose something when played years afters their release.