PS3 News: "Winter Of RPGs" Delivers Three Classics To PSN - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

"Winter Of RPGs" Delivers Three Classics To PSN

Three great RPGs (even though I wasn't a big fan of one). All of them worth playing. ...get 'em on the PlayStation Network.

Square Enix has placed plenty of PS1 classics on the PSN this generation and recently, we heard rumors that Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Cross would be going the digital downloadable route.

Now, it's official. All three gems will be part of S-E's "Winter of RPGs" campaign, which starts on November 8 with Chrono Cross. Most critics will say it's not only one of the best RPGs in history, it's one of the flat-out best games ever made. Then comes FFV, which arrives on November 20, and FFVI, which is scheduled to land on December 6. So yeah, Bartz, Terra, and Kefka will all be coming back and if you want to take a trip down memory lane, you know what to do.

Me, I got FFV and FFVI when Squaresoft re-released early Square classics with Final Fantasy Chronicles and Final Fantasy Anthology. And of course, I have Chrono Cross. But not everyone has those, right?

Tags: final fantasy v, final fantasy vi, ffvi, chrono cross, psn

11/3/2011 8:37:02 PM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (21 posts)

Zemus101
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 9:06:00 PM
Reply

I also own all these PS1 games, but I would love me some portable Chrono Cross! Too bad the FFVI version is so shotty though eh? Blah, I may pick it up if it's $5.99 like some of the other SE classics, but I dunno. I'd get Chrono Cross for $9.99 though, if it came to that.

Hmmm... PS1 classics on Vita anyone? I'm still unsure whether we'll be able to play PS1/PSP/PS2 games on it. That actually will weigh into my buying decision on the PSVita.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

frylock25
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:39:07 PM

anything on psn that works on a current psp should work on the vita.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

OPHIDIAN
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 9:44:28 PM
Reply

really want chrono cross, wonder when it will be released in uk.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Temjin001
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 9:50:58 PM
Reply

Goodie. I want to play them all, but I don't have the time. Especially when I already have several "worthy to play" PSX jRPG's hanging out with my dusty PSP.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Warrior Poet
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:04:18 PM
Reply

These are still cheaper on eBay than they'll be on PSN, and ebay prices drop once a game becomes downloadable. No reason to download them, unless you really want them on PSP.

Either way, they're all great games.

Hey Ben, have you noticed the load times on Chronicles and Anthologies are a lot faster on PS3 than they were on PS1? They're not nearly as long as I've heard - like 1/4th of a second rather than 8 seconds.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:58:57 PM

I don't see a price.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:57:25 PM
Reply

I'm currently playing FFV on my phone, I get bored riding the bus home from downtown so I hadda do somethin. For some reason I could never get into Chrono Cross, something bugged me about it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

cLoudou
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:22:31 PM

Same here, couldn't get into Chrono Cross either even though I did beat it twice and got every character. I think it was because I was expecting a direct sequel to Chrono Trigger. Plus I didn't get how to levelup characters.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dancemachine55
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:14:28 PM
Reply

Hey Ben,

Of those three games, which one wasn't your favourite? I'm guessing FF V since FF VI and Chrono Cross have a MASSIVE fan following, almost as strong as FF VII!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

godsdream
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:25:36 PM
Reply

Already have all of them originals for PS1, but it's good news for everyone who don't.

Last edited by godsdream on 11/3/2011 11:26:21 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ZenChichiri
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 11:51:10 PM
Reply

Autocrossbow! I want one...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

AnonymousPoster
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 2:52:10 AM
Reply

Yay FFV!! The best SNES FF.

Exdeath will consume you!!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ZenChichiri
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 9:23:28 AM

I do like FFV, but with a name like Exdeath I couldn't take him seriously.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 4:34:40 AM
Reply

So, this winter of RPGs is really nothing new since it's retro PS1 titles. As much as I love them, SE has no right to claim this season of RPGs when they have done nothing for current generation RPG lovers.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ZenChichiri
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 4:58:06 AM

Maybe it's referring to the season of "Really Patient Gamers" while we wait for any kind of news about FF Versus XIII.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 9:29:54 AM

It's still A winter of RPGs sorta, Skyrim and Dark Souls, maybe Kingdoms of Amalur

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 10:57:15 AM

I know it's just me, but I just do not see the appeal of Skyrim.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Underdog15
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 12:37:19 PM

I agree with all of you, actually. Not really fair to be a big winter of RPG sale and not actually contribute with any new RPG's.

Yet, at least there are some successful wRPG's this season.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 6:27:56 AM
Reply

Fantastic! I just got my US PSN Account, So I now have Parasite Eve, Xenogears,Chrono Trigger & now Chrono Cross has been announced I am so happy, as I have never had the chance to play it. As for FFVI its one PS1 classic we have had over the US for a while... and yes its awesome.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Arvis
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 9:11:10 AM
Reply

CHRONO CROOOOSSSSS!!!

My old disc copy was busted long ago. Now I can finally play it again. ON PSP!

Question about the versions of FFV and FFVI... I assume they're exactly the same as the Chronicles/Anthology versions. But does that mean that they still have the load time issues or what? I know the GBA versions had new translations and such, and it would be pretty sweet if they threw that in.

Either way, these are three of the greatest video games of all time, so I'm pretty stoked. :D

-Arvis

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 11:30:50 AM

I don't know about the US version but the PAL PS1 version off FF6 still has thge long loading time for the menu. It's exactly like the PS1 release, I imagine the US version will be too.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

What do you think of the Destiny beta?
It's awesome! Can't wait for September!
It's only good, but I'm having fun.
Eh, it's okay, but I expected more.
It sucks, period.

Previous Poll Results