Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster text disaster
Final Fantasy fans aren't terribly impressed with Square Enix's Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series, which comes to £70 or $96 for the whole collection (6 original Final Fantasy games).
It was announced at Square Enix's E3 event, and fans were initially delighted by the idea of definitive ports of the classic series.
- Soundtrack arrangement by composer Nobuo Uematsu
- Bonus “bestiary, illustration gallery, and music player”
- Features “improved gameplay” like auto-battle and modern UI
- Features “universally updated 2D pixel graphics” and designs
Typographically challenged: Unfortunately, the excitement rapidly evaporated once screenshots appeared and it became clear that all the games used a narrow, condensed font making it incredibly hard to read the text.
Fans have since started tweeting jokes on Twitter about the font style, which could ultimately harm what would have been an exciting port of a beloved text-driven series. We've contacted Square Enix for comment but didn't receive a response by the time of publishing.
New blood: The old remasters are expected to vanish from storefronts as the new ones are launched. You can pre-order Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II on Steam right now, or you can pick up all 6 games as a bundle.