shdwrlm3 Dec 31, 2009
All this talk about an FF VI remake reminded me that Square are already in the process of overhauling one of my other favorite SNES RPGs, Lufia II. The series has been dormant for so long that I was shocked to hear that they were revisiting it in any capacity. More shocking still was the fact that they were remaking it as an action RPG set in what appears to be a more futuristic setting. Normally I'd think this was a trainwreck just waiting to happen, but a lot of the original Lufia crew are involved with the remake so I'm cautiously optimistic. Plus, they're apparently using a lot of the old music from the first two games. You can hear two arranged tracks and one DS-quality song at the official site:
Is it wrong that I like the Super Robot Wars rip-off of track 3 better?
As for the new character designs, they're certainly...different. Guy is looking buffer than I remember and Tia is completely unrecognizable.
And holy crap, has it really been 15 years since Lufia II? I feel so old.