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Final Fantasy III: Old vs. New

I've been playing Final Fantasy III on iPad. I didn't realize that the original had ever been released in English, although apparently it must've since this playthrough shows it. Adorable 8-bit goodness:



Nintendo DS Remake of FFIII has given the characters personality, dialog, a dash of humor with letters being sent to you from NPCs via Mognet, some backstory and relationships, and FFIX style graphics. It's the same music if you listen closely, rearranged by Uematsu for a richer sound system:



The iPad graphics are brighter, clearer, and larger, but otherwise the same. But the music sounds so, so much better on iPad:



I woke up with this running through my head and didn't even mind the earworm. I lurve me some Uematsu.


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samuraiter
Oct. 20th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Good ol' underappreciated FF3! I wish the DS sound chip had been able to do it justice. Kinda cool that it's on mobile now, though.
auronlu
Oct. 20th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
On the other hand, I see that we iPad/Android/iPhone users are missing out on the rich opening FMV... I love all the classic job classes popping up (even if I wish they'd return to older-style chocobos), and Arc with his nose in a book even when they're off adventuring:



We've got the rest of the game, but that video wasn't there.

Edited at 2012-10-20 04:26 pm (UTC)
sissyhiyah
Oct. 20th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
This is the one that made me feel like a bad FF fan. I never played it until some time after the first Dissidia game was released and always felt like I had done something wrong by missing it. But dude, for years it was hard to find some of these (and for me, that's saying something. I'm dedicated once I decide on a path. I even found Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for NES at an old video rental place. That's an awful game, but I'm proud of myself for finding it in the long long-ago before ebay made it too easy.) for the older systems, so I eventually forgot about it.

I still feel kinda guilty, now that I think about it.
auronlu
Oct. 21st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I still haven't finished VI even though I have a functioning back-compatible PS3 downstairs, and I haven't played IV yet even though some of my friends write fic for it.

So.

FF fan guilt, BEGONE!
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