Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster Reviews
An interesting collection, designed for both fans and new players, which subtly updates the first six Final Fantasy both in the audiovisual and in the playable. While it is true that not all games are equally good, it is a great way to rescue these classics on current consoles, although the price is somewhat high.
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The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection is the definitive way to enjoy some of the greatest RPGs of all time and experience an essential chapter of gaming history.
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection is a great bundle to introduce new JRPG players to the Final Fantasy series, and provides old fans a nice nostalgic trip. While some issues could be ironed out, the collection provides an enjoyable experience regardless.
Final Fantasy VI is still a classic and one of the best in the franchise, now with orchestrated music and redone pixel art. It still retains the issues of the rest of the Pixel Remasters, but does have a bit of extra visual spice on top to make them hurt less.
I also recognize that these games are crazy old. I through III are a tough sell for a newcomer. V is a weird outlier with a solid mechanical base. Yet, even with reservations in tow, Final Fantasy IV and VI are highly recommended. In summation, this is a fantastic collection of RPGs. Every game looks, sounds, and plays better than ever before. Some of the edges are still rather rough, but that’s normal for games this old. On balance, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters collection represents an essential slice of gaming history. You won’t want to miss a single one.
Still, it's so hard to fault Final Fantasy VI. It's a thrill ride of an RPG, and remains one of the most brilliantly paced instalments in the entire series. Combine that with such an endearing cast, deeply engaging gameplay, some amazing sprite work, and a stunning soundtrack, and you've got an all-time classic.
I don’t need much justification to revisit Final Fantasy VI. If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, this is grade A, top shelf stuff. Full of weird minigames, memorable characters, and a compelling story, VI is an excellent RPG. If you’ve never played it before, you’d be an absolute fool to pass this up. Even if you’ve bought it several times already, I still recommend the game. Square Enix has tried to make the definitive version of this game, and I’d say they more or less succeeded.
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is a wonderful piece of archival gaming, and an example of how older titles should be ported and collected for future generations. Games are an art form like any other, and while they grow increasingly nebulous and online, a push for archiving games, old and new, must be made for the medium’s sake. This collection is a small but significant step on that road, and I hope other publishers take note.
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is a must have for the fans and the best entry point for players who want to discover the genesis of an iconic saga. With its marvelous graphics, its divine reorchestrated OST and significant news features, Square Enix delivers the best version of these six games.
Review in French | Read full review
Final Fantasy is a saga that has been able to remain on the crest of the wave for 35 years thanks to the countless experiments, not all successful, from the point of view of gameplay.
Review in Italian | Read full review
These six remasters provide a superb way to experience or re-experience Final Fantasy history. Not all Final Fantasies were created equal, however; some, like Final Fantasy IV and VI, have aged gracefully and remain great narrative-driven adventures, while others might feel a bit more archaic even with the quality-of-life additions. Purists also may not appreciate the new balancing introduced in these new remasters. Even so, if you don't have them on a cartridge with an ancient TV to hook them up to or don't want to experience the bonus dungeons added in other versions, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more convenient, aesthetically pleasing, and faithful way to play through some of the best JRPGs ever made.
In some ways this remaster improves upon the original and in only one way is it a downgrade, but the core of this masterpiece remains intact.
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series is a near-perfect collection of the original six Final Fantasy titles, updated quite well to be played by today's Final Fantasy fans and new players. The smoothed graphics, orchestral arrangements of the beloved original soundtracks, and litany of gameplay updates demonstrate that this is not just a simple rerelease, but a clearly thought-out collection of titles ready to be enjoyed by anyone who's willing to take a step into classic RPGs from Square Enix. While I don't consider this collection to be truly definitive because of a smidgen of cut bonus content, I still consider this collection worthy of any RPG fan's time and an absolute must-buy for anyone interested in playing through the first six Final Fantasy titles for the very first time.
Final Fantasy VI is an incredible classic RPG, and the pixel remaster is currently the definitive way to experience it.
The second half of the Pixel Remaster series of Final Fantasy titles are finally out, highlighting the Golden Era of Square on the SNES.
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster is a lovingly crafted release of the first six Final Fantasy games in one collection. Upgraded graphics, a gorgeous new soundtrack, and several must play games make this an essential item in any RPG fans collection.
We did not like the distribution method, and in hindsight the price of the package could be a bit high for certain audiences, yet it is difficult to keep the pout at Square Enix and this Pixel Remaster. The efforts made to make thirty-year-old games enjoyable is evident and the result is that the compilation not only retains an enormous historical value, but also an equally impressive playful value.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series triumphantly arrives on consoles as the ideal way to revisit a 35-year old franchise's origins—carefully balancing legacy with modern convenience.
Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster is emblematic of the whole Pixel Remaster line: an accessibly modern yet aesthetically authentic re-release of an essential RPG.
Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster is an admirable update to one of the greatest games of all time.