Ballot: What Do You Suppose Of The New Closing Fantasy Pixel Remaster Font?

Picture: Sq. Enix

Has it sunk in but that nearly each single mainline Closing Fantasy sport between I and XII is now obtainable on the Swap? That is because of this week’s launch of the Closing Fantasy Pixel Remaster sequence, which was lengthy, lengthy overdue.

Again when the video games launched on Steam and cell between 2021 and 2022, numerous individuals have been completely happy that the basic six Closing Fantasy video games have been lastly being made extra accessible. However there was one massive speaking level that swept internationally when it got here to the Pixel Remasters — the font.

The font within the unique Pixel Remaster releases was not in style, at the very least within the west. To many, it clashed with the retro pixel artwork visuals, and the skinny, sterile type is not probably the most nice on the eyes when enjoying on a PC display.

Final Fantasy V PC Pixel Remaster
Expository banter, on PC — Picture: Nintendo Life / Sq. Enix

Followers took to creating mods to “repair” the font, utilizing variations from Closing Fantasy I & II: Daybreak of Souls on GBA to Closing Fantasy: Mystic Quest’s chunky pixel typeface. Varied guides, together with this one from RPG Website, detailed the various methods you can get a “higher” font and enhance your expertise with these classics.

It quickly grew to become obvious, nonetheless, that Japan did not have the identical problem. Whereas not sporting a pixel-style font, the Japanese font was a lot cleaner, a bit thicker, and — most significantly — was a lot simpler to learn.

When Sq. Enix introduced the console variations final yr (in the midst of the evening, thoughts you…), followers have been hopeful that the hole between the video games’ releases on PC and consoles would give Sq. sufficient time to “repair” that font for good. And, fortunately, the developer delivered.

Alongside a number of different additions like an interchangeable soundtrack and EXP, gil, and skill level modifiers, the console variations of the Pixel Remasters allow you to change between the unique PC font, known as ‘Modernized’, and a brand new ‘Basic’ font, which is pixel-based. You’ll be able to swap between these within the menu at any level in all six video games.

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