Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: Review Bombing, but not because the games are bad

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: Review Bombing, but not because the games are bad

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster

Square Enix recently released the first part of the Final Fantasy RPG collection. Pixel Remaster via Steam on PC. Accordingly, episodes 1 to 3 of Final Fantasy are now available for purchase in a slightly revised version - episodes 4 to 6 will follow at a later date. However, anyone who has now thought that the fans' joy is boundless is mistaken. Instead, there is currently a violent review bombing.

If you look at the reviews on the corresponding pages of Metacritic, you will quickly find the numerous critical voices. However, these do not relate to technical defects or the hideous font of the individual episodes, but have a completely different reason. The fans are simply pissed off by the fact that Final Fantasy (buy now): Pixel Remaster is not yet available for consoles. At Metacritic they are currently giving way to that displeasure.

"Give me a console version and I'll change my rating. Square Enix said a long time ago that all games would also be available on consoles - we fans are calling for that. "

"Where's the console version? We all want them. Plus, they're too expensive for 1980s games."

"We want to play these games on consoles. Classic games like Final Fantasy shouldn't be closed to smartphones and computers."

Similar statements can also be found on the respective pages for the other two episodes of Final Fantasy: Pixel Remaster and they perfectly convey the displeasure of the fans. How do you think about the topic? Should Square Enix release the games for consoles as soon as possible? In this case, is the review bombing justified or simply exaggerated? Write it in the comments!

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Is Getting Review-Bombed On Metacritic Over Platform Release

Another day, another review-bombing. Final Fantasy fans are review-bombing Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series over the platform of choice for the game's release. On Steam, however, the review scores maintain a positive reception, especially with changes Valve has made in recent years to prevent review bombing from occurring. 

Ignoring the odd font choices for this game, the Pixel Remaster series saw a user rating over a measly 0.7 just last night. This morning, that score was able to mosey on up to a 3.5 at the time this article was written. Critic reviews are sitting at a healthy 80 on Metacritic, with our own Dan Tack previously talking about how much this remaster is worth your time. 

One petulant user writes, 'Get the console version, and I'll change my assessment,' after scoring the game a 0. 'Square Enix long ago said that all installments listed would be available on consoles; we fans demand this minimum.' Another poor scorer said, 'We want to be able to play these games on consoles. Classic games such as Final Fantasy should not be gated behind mobile phones and computers.' 

Review bombing is an act of protest that gamers have adapted through the years, though the actual practice has become much more common in recent months. Many games have fallen victim to this practice, whether it be a clash in ideals, news surrounding studio culture, or sometimes something as simple as the creative choice that a studio takes being perceived as 'social justice.' 

Regardless, it looks like some positive user reviews are starting to flow in talking about the OST and the gameplay experience as a whole. As more and more review the title, including those that actually play the game, this score should go even more throughout the day. In the meantime, you can learn more about the remaster with our previous coverage here. 

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