NEED TO KNOW
What is it? A remaster of a decade-old PS2 RPG in which a gang of misfits take on an encroaching empire.
Expect to pay: $50/£35
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Reviewed on: Intel Core i5-2500K CPU, 16GB RAM, Geforce GTX 970 GPU
Link: Official site
The little kingdom of Dalmasca has been taken over by the rampaging forces of Archadia and it’s up to a couple of street urchins, a resistance leader, a knight, a sky pirate, and a rabbit lady, to battle their oppressors and save the realm. There’s an airship, of course, and there are Chocobos, and you revive party members with tufts of phoenix down—so far, so Final Fantasy—but look past the mascots and you’ll find the boldest, most inventive game of the series, powered by a weighty squad-based RPG system and remastered to run at high resolutions on PC.
After a brief scene-setting prologue you start the game in control of Vaan, a charmless and irritating child from the streets of…