My initial impression of these Chips albums are; they not bad and it's impressive how even the most cinematic tracks are rendered in 8 bit style, but for the most part I find myself bored before a track ends. It doesn't help that the first SQ Chips set a high standard to me, but it had a cheaper price tag, nice cover design, quantity, variety, creativity, and above all, quality. I have no idea why they had to release those Chip tune album in hurry.
Btw, according to the pamphlet, Nobuo Uematsu is going to release a full orchestral arranged album this winter, so what's going on are...
1) FF 25th tribute album
2) Uematsu orchestral album
3) Piano Opera VII/VIII/IX