There is no peace for the FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster. After a rather controversial announcement, in which the release of this collection was confirmed at least initially only on PC and mobile, which already had perfectly playable versions of the first chapters of the historical saga of SQUARE ENIX, console players were left “dry-mouthed”. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of the public complained right away about the new fonts chosen for the texts and for the game menus, modern fonts that clashed a lot with the sprite pixel art graphics for which, in fact, these remasters have been retouched.
On July 28, the first three chapters were made available, with the remaining three to be released in the future. On PC, just a few hours after its release, a mod was made available that replaced the game’s fonts with characters much more suited to the general graphic style of the title, while maintaining the readability of a modern release, while on mobile users are blocked with the original characters chosen by the software house. In the meantime, SQUARE ENIX has begun to move in this direction, by publishing a survey on their social channels in which players are required to express interest in a possible release also on fixed consoles and on Nintendo Switch: it is therefore possible that, if you continue to ask with enough insistence, this much desired port will be granted. These are not the only problems that this FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster brings with it: on PC, in fact, several problems of screen tearing, recognition of the controllers, and a general lack of all that additional material that had been inserted over the years in the releases have been reported. later of these early chapters on more modern consoles (such as Nintendo DS).
But gamers rarely limit themselves to simple protests, and therefore they used what is now the preferred method of protest in these cases: the review bombing on Metacritic. In particular, FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster has seen its user score plummet starting this morning; compared to an aggregate score of 80 out of 100 by the critics, at the moment the opinions of users leave a lapidary 42 out of 100, and this after the intervention of Metacritic itself, which canceled many of the negative reviews with a score of 0 left by those who asked for an immediate release on consoles: this morning the score was even 0.7 out of 100. In short, it seems that the protest is destined not to diminish, at least until SQUARE ENIX also brings this FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster to PlayStation 4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Source: PC Gamer