Thursday, February 24, 2022

Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster's Opening Credits Sequence... Forgot the Opening Credits

Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster includes a bizarre omission, adapting the lengthy original opening credits sequence – but leaving off the actual credits themselves. The result is a two-minute scene of watching mechs walk across an empty landscape.

The recent Pixel Remasters of Final Fantasy have come under fire for a few unpopular changes to the original games, but this might be the strangest so far. As you can see in this video, the original version of FF6 included a scene that invoked classic cinema, as a sweeping score accompanied the opening credits while we saw the kidnapping of key character, Terra.

As noted by shinimomi on Twitter (below), the Pixel Remaster entirely removes the credit text. IGN has independently confirmed that this is the state of the currently available game.

The Pixel Remasters of early Final Fantasy games have all removed opening credits (presumably to avoid confusion about who worked on the original and the remasters), so this appears to be an intentional choice. The problem is , in a scene built entirely around those credits appearing, their removal turns a cinematic into, well, nothing much at all.

As it is, we now watch what amounts to a single animation play out for 2 minutes and 2 seconds, before getting to interact with the game again. We've contacted Square Enix for comment.

The Pixel Remasters are updates for the much-loved first six Final Fantasy games, but have faced multiple complaints, from a questionable choice of font (which fans have tried to fix themselves), to a lack of console releases.

Final Fantasy 6 got its Pixel Remaster treatment yesterday, February 23 and, while the credits might be a strange omission, we do at least still get to see someone suplex a train.

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