The original Final Fantasy is now on the Wii Shop Channel!

#1 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -

If you haven't played any of the remakes or want another shot at the original NES version, it's now available for five bucks.

#2 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

About time right? Doesn't matter too much to me since I already have it for the GBA, but it's good that they are adding more of the games that the VC is lacking

#3 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -
@AgentJ: Yeah.  I kind of wonder if Square will put up the original versions of the games that never came out here (II, III, V), or just skip straight to the U.S. versions of FFIV and VI.
#4 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @AgentJ: Yeah.  I kind of wonder if Square will put up the original versions of the games that never came out here (II, III, V), or just skip straight to the U.S. versions of FFIV and VI. "
Since all VI (lol) are already translated in english I assume we will see each one. I could see III not making it since the only localization was associated with a remake, and it would take more work to set it up. V should be no problem since they would only have to port the GBA version.
#5 Posted by rjayb89 (7721 posts) -

Guess I'll pick this up when they reimburse the money I put up for that Internet Channel.

#6 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

I think I have an extra 5 dollars lying around somewhere.

#7 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @AgentJ: Yeah.  I kind of wonder if Square will put up the original versions of the games that never came out here (II, III, V), or just skip straight to the U.S. versions of FFIV and VI. "
Since all VI (lol) are already translated in english I assume we will see each one. I could see III not making it since the only localization was associated with a remake, and it would take more work to set it up. V should be no problem since they would only have to port the GBA version. "
True, but those aren't the original versions (though FFV on the GBA comes pretty darn close to its original.)
#8 Posted by Dalai (7029 posts) -

I'm just shocked Square Enix simply didn't remake the game for WiiWare or DS and charge an ungodly amount of money for it.  Kudos to them for sticking to the original and charging the normal amount. 
 
Still not getting it, though.  It was the first game that made me realize that I don't really like RPGs.

#9 Posted by Eirikr (1007 posts) -

This is still my favorite version of the game. If the MSX version didn't have such horrible scrolling and Masters weren't broken (for the worse), it'd be superior, not like we'd ever see that over here. 
 
$5 is a bargain for this.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" I'm just shocked Square Enix simply didn't remake the game for WiiWare or DS and charge an ungodly amount of money for it.  Kudos to them for sticking to the original and charging the normal amount.  Still not getting it, though.  It was the first game that made me realize that I don't really like RPGs. "
To be fair, they did release a stand-alone PSP version that was pretty darn overpriced for what it offered, so they already went that route. :P
#11 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @AgentJ said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @AgentJ: Yeah.  I kind of wonder if Square will put up the original versions of the games that never came out here (II, III, V), or just skip straight to the U.S. versions of FFIV and VI. "
Since all VI (lol) are already translated in english I assume we will see each one. I could see III not making it since the only localization was associated with a remake, and it would take more work to set it up. V should be no problem since they would only have to port the GBA version. "
True, but those aren't the original versions (though FFV on the GBA comes pretty darn close to its original.) "
I doubt it will be a problem. They said they'd be bringing them all anyway (when they announced FF would be coming to VC) 

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