PSXE Poll Update: "A Final Fantasy VIII Remake, Please!"
Well, we're wrong again. This time, we figured the winner would be Final Fantasy VI, as many old-school fans say they actually prefer it to FFVII (weirdos, but whatever), and as it was on the now-archaic SNES, it might most benefit from a next-gen remake.
However, we definitely underestimated the number of Final Fantasy VIII fans around here, as that's the remake you want most besides FFVII. Even more surprisingly, FFVI didn't even manage to come in second, as Final Fantasy X landed the second-most votes; guess a lot of you wanna see the curvaceous Lulu in HD, huh? Well, clearly not as many who want to see the unbelievable intro and ending of FFVIII recreated in high-definition, which admittedly would be amazing. Is it possible that one game has the single best intro and ending in video game history...? Eh, probably not, but when it first arrived on the market over ten years ago, that was very likely a fact. Some didn't like the departure from a more standard setup and couldn't wrap their heads around the Junction system, but the fantastic storyline and awesome overall gameplay made FFVIII another instant classic in the legendary franchise. At first, I hated the idea of having no equipment to equip on my characters - I distinctly recall saying, "well, that sucks" - but I quickly got past that complaint after only a few hours of play.
Now, we shift gears to a new topic, driven by current events: it seems the PS3 Slim has popped up in a leaked video, and we're all wondering what might happen...will this become the default PS3 available on the market? And if so, will it be cheaper than the current model? Or is the whole thing just a hoax? Tell us what you think.
7/12/2009 Ben Dutka