So Square Enix, you're doing PS2 classics after all? How's about these five?
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 12:05
Fingers crossed they don’t stop there. Especially with Eidos, Square Enix has an incredible PS2 library. While we know some games are getting the HD remake treatment instead (hi Final Fantasy X), there’s a lot of games that are not likely to. And so here’s some Square Enix games that we would love to see hit the PSN service as PS2 classics.
Drakengard/ Drakengard 2
Still, it was successful enough to see a sequel, which was generally an improvement. As one of the least well known but most enjoyable Square Enix franchises, we’re not likely to see another one with the creators long gone, but it would be good to play through the classics again.
Final Fantasy X-2 & XII
Both games deserve HD remakes (Rikku in a HD bikini? Sure thing!), but if that’s not to be then at least give us the chance to play the games again. It’d be easy money Square Enix, c’mon, you know you want to!
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest VIII was really, really hard to find in Australia when it was released. Until the series hit mainstream success on the DS, it was a very niche series indeed. As such I’ve never had the opportunity to play it. I know it’s good, though, because it was developed by Level-5, and they don’t really make bad games.
The art style has helped keep the game very relevant, too. While some of the other PS2 games are really starting to show their age, Dragon Quest VIII has a bright, cheerful and happy style that is as pleasing on the eyes now as it was back then.
Dragon Quest & Itadaki Street Special
For those of us with an understanding of Japanese, going back and playing some of the earlier games in the series is a lot of fun. Dice De Chocobo on the PSOne is one example of Square Enix already doing this, so let’s see this one released too.
Soul Reaver 2
Dark and brooding, Soul Reaver 2 had a few little issues (not least of which being how short it is), but the core soul of the game was there. Raziel was doing the light/ heavy combo attack deal that has since become standard, and the combat was largely satisfying. It’s also a game that has held up remarkably well in the years since in terms of presentation.
So what classic PS2 Square Enix/ Eidos games would you like to see released for download on the PSN? Let us know in the comments below!