We all dreamed of the day we would see a remake of Final Fantasy VI, one of the greatest RPGs to ever come out of Squaresoft’s hallowed halls when they were at their best and most creative. That day has finally come, but, well…
Square-Enix is an evil monkey paw. They’ll grant your wishes in the worst possible way. Much like when you wished for your dead pet to return and they came back as a shambling, rotting corpse so too has your wish for a Final Fantasy VI remake been twisted into a terrible reality that, while true to the letter of the wish, is horribly violated in spirit.
Speaking to Kotaku, series producer Takashi Tokita has revealed that FF6 is coming to iOS and Android by the end of the year, and that it won’t be a straight port.
“It is basically like a remake of the original VI. The battle systems have been altered for the other [mobile remakes] for Final Fantasy and VI will be the same. For instance grinding was an issue and people had to spend a lot of time leveling up. Now on the mobile devices the battle systems have been adjusted so you don’t have to fight as much and can enjoy the game for what it is.” He then went on to state that the graphics will be “refined” for mobile devices much like the atrocious looking remake of Final Fantasy V released last year.
Tokita continued, saying that if there is a positive response to these Legacy projects then there is a good chance that further games in the series, including Final Fantasy VII, could see the mobile transition. We wanted the remake, but not like this.