Final Fantasy II review video (PSP)

Final Fantasy II for PSPIn Final Fantasy II on PSP, a malevolent emperor has called upon monsters from a demonic realm to take over the world, ending what seemed to be an eternal period of peace. Thousands of lives succumb to their attacks, leaving many children orphaned. From the destruction rise four young survivors who will take it upon themselves to stop the merciless ruler and avenge the death of their parents.

Remastered exclusively for the PSP system, this all-new anniversary edition features all-new character art, updated graphics, new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an updated camera view that gives players a new vantage point on such a timeless classic RPG.

Does Square-Enix pay respect to this ancient game, or send it sailing into early retirement? Find out in this Final Fantasy II video review.

To quote the video review: “Final Fantasy II does well in delivering the essential upgrades expected of every Square collection, but does little in producing any more than that. The game has the FMV cutscenes pulled from Final Fantasy Origins serving as decorative bookends, as well as the requisite art gallery and bestiary functions. The mysterious absence of anything else to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary, however, seems like a hefty oversight.

Final Fantasy II is a game that sports a refreshed look and feel, but a noticeable lack of added features and content puts a damper on this celebration. The game has aged well enough to be enjoyable for RPG nuts for a first play-through, though players who’ve walked this ground before may not find much reason to set foot inside Palamacia a second time. Fans of Final Fantasy II looking for the most complete iteration of the game will find this purchase worth its weight in gil. All others, though, may as well commit this title to ancient history.”

Story — 6.9
Design — 7.3
Gameplay — 7.0
Overall — 7.1