Final Fantasy VI is widely regarded as one of the best Final Fantasy games. Given its popularity, fans of the original would still be hesitant to embrace Square Enix’s Pixel Remaster changes. However, the game makes a very strange omission early on, and it’s unclear whether this was a mistake or a deliberate change. In the game’s original opening, the credits are shown as a trio of mechs walk through the snow. However, the credits have now been removed, players simply watch the same animation for two minutes!
A video showcasing the new version was shared on Twitter by user @Shinimomi, and can be found in the Tweet embedded below.
The FF6 Pixel Remaster opening doesn’t have the actual credits on the horizon, so you just have to…walk.
They have MGSV Skull facing this scene.
I checked several videos to make sure it wasn’t a single quirk, but the source of this particular one: https://t.co/c37f71Z44z pic.twitter.com/jAAVr9VH5b
— Mom (@shinimomi) February 23, 2022
For fans who may not have played the original version or any of the later versions, this scene is probably a little confusing! While gamers are still treated to the excellent music, it’s a bit odd to watch such a long sequence where nothing really happens. A reply to the Tweet above suggests the change might be related to Pixel Remasters having a different dev team, but @Shinimomi replied with a video of the Game Boy Advance port, which always maintains a credit sequence. This seems to debunk this theory, so there’s really no way of knowing exactly why this happened!
Final Fantasy VI first released in North America on the Super Nintendo in 1994. However, since three previous Final Fantasy games did not receive a translation, the game was known here as Final Fantasy 3. In recent years, Square Enix has kept the traditional numbering around the world, which should lead to less confusion. No matter what name it bears, Final Fantasy VI is still considered a favorite for many RPG fans, and there was a lot of excitement surrounding the Pixel Remaster. While this omission is barely enough to ruin such a great game, it sure is odd!
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