Wow, it's been 2 years since I last played a Final Fantasy game, and it was also a remake (Final Fantasy III).
This remake brings a very charm character design and with great voice acting, that gets your attention in every cut scene.
I didn't play the original game, so I can't tell the differences and adaptations from either versions (or even the PSOne "remake")... but I will point some detail that I found really interesting:
- The plot isn't anything out of common, in fact, it is really cliché, full of that stuff about Crystals that Final Fantasy loves. But the game is very successful when developing their characters, where everyone (even if for a small portion of the game) has the opportunity to tell their story, develop and conclude them.
- The dynamic in the party was something that I never saw before. The plot forces you every time to leave your characters behind, while having new ones, that probably will also leave you further in the game. This could be bad (not being able to construct your own party), but everything happens in an organic way and in perfect harmony with the plot, that makes you wonder what situation will take your character away, or which event will make you join forces with a new ally. Even better, some characters evolve and change drastically during the game, and yeah, I'm talking about Rydia and Cecil.
- The Augment system is really cool, but I missed almost all of them =( So, I couldn't make interesting strategies and stuff.
The rest is the typical RPG system that we all love, with nothing much to add here. I took 30 hours to conclude the game, without making 100% of all I could do (but I got all the Eidolons!), so this game is really worth the money... specially if you love playing for a second time with the New Game+ (totally not my case).
Now I look for and wait for a remake of Final Fantasy V or II for a Nintendo System =\