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Final Fantasy Origins (PS1)

Final Fantasy I+II Premium Package PSX
Genre: Role-Playing (RPG), Compilation
Perspective: 3rd-person, Top-down
Pacing: Turn-based
Gameplay: Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
Setting: Fantasy
Published by: Square Enix U.S.A.
Developed by: Square Co.
Released: 2003
Platform: PlayStation (PSX, PS1)

A PlayStation remake of Final Fantasy was released along with its sequel, Final Fantasy II, in the Final Fantasy I + II Premium Collection. Both of these games were based on remakes for the WonderSwan console (WSC), and most of the changes came from the WSC version, although there were some other variations. In Japan, Final Fantasy I + II Premium Collection was released on October 31, 2002.

Game features

  • Given the significant superiority of PSX over WSC in technical capabilities, the graphic design has noticeably changed, which has become even more detailed and elaborated;
  • For the same reason, the sound has also improved - the soundtrack was in no way inferior in quality even to the music from Final Fantasy IX. Although, by and large, it was only a qualitatively improved copy of the original version, with the exception of some new tracks like "Opening Movie";
  • Added two FMV videos and Collections menu, which includes sections: Bestiary, Artwork Gallerie and Item Collection;
  • The game has acquired an "Easy Mode", in which prices for all available goods are reduced, and the accumulation of levels is faster. This option is selected at will at the beginning of the game;
  • Added a combination of buttons L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 + Start + Select to quickly restart the game.
  • The North American version hit the shelves on April 8, 2003 under the title "Final Fantasy Origins", and the European version even earlier on March 14. The North American version was published by the already merged company Square Enix.
  • The names of characters and the names of magic, objects and monsters began to contain up to six characters in the name, against four in all previous versions;
  • Slightly changed controls compared to the Japanese version;
  • The name "Erdrick" is written on the grave in Elfheim, not "Link", as in the Japanese version (Erdrick is the hero of the Dragon Quest game, and Link is the Legend of Zelda).