After the stunning remake of Final Fantasy VII and remasters of several other Final Fantasy games on various consoles, Square Enix announced at E3 that the older Final Fantasy games (that’s right, from the original to number VI) will be coming to Steam and mobile phones as 2D pixel remaster. Each game will be released individually and is sure to excite hardcore Final Fantasy fans. We personally can’t wait to go on a nostalgia trip playing these RPGs in all of their old-school glory. Here are all six games on the roster to refresh your memory:
In Final Fantasy, you play the Warriors of Light who have to defeat enemies to bring peace back to the world. This is where we first met some of the elements that made the game series so well-loved, such as interesting monsters and amazing music.
Final Fantasy II
In Final Fantasy II, we got to meet new characters and get to know a whole new world. Plus, we were introduced to the adorable Chocobos! This is the game that made us realize, “Wow, Final Fantasy is a different kind of RPG, huh?” Aside from all of the new elements, the game also enabled weapons and abilities to get stronger the more they were used. Storyline-wise, the rebel resistance goes against the hostile Empire of Palamecia. The common ground? You need to save the world.
Final Fantasy III
In Final Fantasy III, the land loses light and darkness falls everywhere. The crystals choose you to go on the journey to restore the world to its former glory. This is where some of our other favorite Final Fantasy elements were introduced, including the legendary summons like Shiva and Bahamut.
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy amped up their story-telling in this game. Here, we met some great characters and encountered some unforgettable scenes that made us feel like we were immersed in a cool movie plot. We were also introduced to the ATB system, where real-time and turn-based elements were combined for quicker combats that required smart strategies.
Final Fantasy V
In Final Fantasy V, the elemental crystals that used to make the world flourish lose power and threaten to ruin the world. We have always loved Final Fantasy’s creativity in terms of save-the-world storylines. This game also refined the ATB system, expanded the job system, and allowed us to customize our characters with a slew of different jobs. So much fun!
Final Fantasy VI
Another game with a stunning storyline, the world has lost its ability to use magic in Final Fantasy VI and everyone has turned back to using steam, iron, and gunpowder. Where did the magic go? One slave woman is the only one who still yields the power of magic and encounters an Esper who sets the storyline going.
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Written by: Angeline Rodriguez
Angeline Rodriguez is the Managing Editor of WhenInManila.com and an Editor at Newsweek Amplify. She is a gamer and a geek with a mad love for anime and KDramas.