People are not happy with the font used in Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 Pixel Remasters.
There is currently a discussion on Twitter about yes, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters line. Some fans are of the opinion that the font style does not match the art style of these Pixel Remasters.
Some Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster screenshots taken from 1 + 2 + 3
Not sure about this line.. pic.twitter.com/oGVSFl4J5P
Nibellion June 30, 2021
It’s not a font a pixel art game would have used when making these games. The original versions of Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 used pixel art font to accompany the pixel art in the games.
Then there’s the fact that the font is so small, which doesn’t bode well for the game’s overall accessibility.
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– Chris Koehler (@kobunheat) June 30, 2021
Square Enix announced earlier this month that it will remaster the first six Final Fantasy games in a pixel-art style reminiscent of the original games. The reason these adapters should ever exist (other than for archival purposes) is that the previously released ports of these games are not highly regarded by fans.
In previous ports, the game’s beautiful pixel art has been softened, making the lovable characters and settings look almost like those of the game. These ports have been criticized a lot – until they were recently taken out of Steam – by people who only wanted to play these games when they launched.
Reset pixels aren’t necessarily individual in terms of pixel art, but it’s an important step up from previous ports. The line reminds us of less important outlets of the past, which made fans express their displeasure.
– Tim Rogers (@108) February 27, 2018
Whether Square-Enix will do something with these Twitter comments is not yet known. Pixel Remasters of Final Fantasy 1, 2 and 3 will be released on July 28, 2021. However, Pixel Remasters for 4, 5, and 6 don’t have official release dates yet – their Steam pages simply say “soon” – so you might Square Enix changed the font before these titles were released. We’re not ruling out the opportunity to read Square’s PR employee.