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Ahoy hoy retro RPG enthusiasts, here's some very welcoming news: Square Enix has just updated their iOS port of Final Fantasy V [$15.99] with iCloud save syncing and MFi game controller support. As the update descriptions says, "Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that's best for you." Neat! The update description also mentions now supporting the Logitech PowerShell Controller specifically, but as was the case with a similar update to Final Fantasy VI, the game does indeed work with a Steel Series Stratus and I'd imagine all the other MFi controllers as well...

Square Enix has been slowly updating many of their old apps with controller support and various other fixes recently. Too slowly for some, I'm sure, but it's nice to see they're still making an effort to make sure classics like Secret Of Mana [$8.99] and Final Fantasy 3 [$15.99] are working as best as possible. Well, you can add one more to that list, because Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99] received an update out of the blue today that addresses some complaints about the controls, both for those with MFi controllers and those without...

'Final Fantasy VI' Review - Pure Magic(ite)

For a lot of gamers growing up in the 90s (myself included), Final Fantasy VI was the pinnacle of the “golden age” of 16-bit RPG. An epic, world-changing story, real character development, a killer soundtrack — FFVI featured all these and more wrapped up in a package that simply hadn’t been experienced at that time. Check out any gaming forum online and you’ll inevitably find a thread discussing the old-school RPGs of all time with FF VI squarely in the running...

Hot on the heels of the release of Final Fantasy VI [$15.99] last night, Square Enix has issued an update for one of the previous games in the series, Final Fantasy III [$15.99]. The update includes widescreen support for 4-inch devices, which is an incredibly welcome addition as nothing drives me crazier than those darn black bars on games that are not optimized for widescreen. However, there's sort of a catch: Square Enix simply stretched out the visuals to fill up the screen. So, it's essentially the same visuals as before, just slightly… elongated. Here's a comparison of the original screen up top and the new widescreen version below it...

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a strange beast. While there have been a number of sequels and spinoffs to official FF games all of them were based on post-SNES era games. Yet, in 2008 SE released this direct sequel to FFIV to the Japanese populace as a mobile game, and would eventually launch it in the US first as a WiiWare port and then as part of a compilation on the PSP. Now, iOS users finally have a chance to check out After Years although there really isn’t much to enjoy...

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that Square Enix enjoys a mixed reputation among iOS gamers. On the one hand, their iOS offerings are often extremely substantial compared to other titles in the App Store, with excellent production values, long quests, and unique gameplay systems that capitalize on the strengths of the platform...

While most fans of Square Enix should be rightfully concerned with some of the recent Final Fantasy mobile offerings, one area competently executed are their ports of preexisting console FF offerings. Final Fantasy V [$15.99], the latest port to grace iOS, thankfully continues the trend of offering improved versions of the classic RPG series. Offering one of the better implementations of the main series’ job system, FFV is a great game in its own right, successfully makes the transition to iOS and should be added to the collection of any nostalgic RPG collector...

I credit Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV as being the first game to really make me see the wonders of the role-playing genre. Just as FF4 ushered in the golden age of 16-bit RPGs on the SNES, it also began an interest in me that continues to this day. Thus, one could imagine my excitement when we found out a few works ago that Square Enix would be porting over the DS version of Final Fantasy IV to iOS. Just as was the case with Final Fantasy III [$15.99 / $16.99 (HD)] when it debuted in 2011, FF IV [$15.99] for iOS should be considered the definitive version of a classic title and is a must-have for any RPG aficionados...

I distinctly remember the feeling of unwrapping and loading up Square Enix's Final Fantasy Tactics on my Playstation as a kid, unsure of exactly what it was, but I knew it had something to do with the Final Fantasy series and it was enough for me. I was, to say the least, confused and disappointed for the first couple hours of the game. But I got used to it and ended up purchasing it again on PSP and yet again on iOS as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions [$15.99]. I had the same feeling loading up the iOS version as I did the first time on PS1 -- puzzled and unsure of exactly what to think about it...

Well, it seemed like this day would never come, but here we are. After being announced at last year’s E3, and missing several intended release windows, Square Enix’s highly tactical role-playing game Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions [$15.99] is now available for download for your iPhone or iPod touch...

'Final Fantasy Tactics' Hits This Thursday, According To Square's Euro Blog

Yep, Final Fantasy Tactics will see its App Store re-release this week. The European Square Enix blog dropped an update this morning stating it’ll hit the iPhone and the iPod Touch on Thursday, August 4th at £10.99, which should be around $15.99. An iPad version of the same re-released PS One classic will see a release “later this month,” the blog states...

Right around this time last month, we learned that Final Fantasy III might be coming to iOS by way of a scanned image from Japanese gaming magazine V-Jump, and the very next day it was confirmed by a tweet on Square Enix’s Twitter account. Next we wondered which version of Final Fantasy III it would be, and this was also quickly discovered to be an enhanced remake of the 2006 Nintendo DS title, which itself was a remake of the original Japanese Famicom (NES) game from 1990...

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