Final Fantasy Tactics Brings The Fearsome “Rich” To PSP, PS3

By Spencer . September 18, 2009 . 3:31pm

image Sony just made Final Fantasy Tactics – the PsOne version a downloadable PlayStation Classic. You can get it for $9.99 on the PlayStation Store and summon “Rich”.


"Death song, death door, death river awaiting! Rich!"


Good memories, but I’d wait for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions to popup on the PlayStation Store as a downloadable PSP game. The PSP version has a much better localization (think Revelations: Persona vs. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona) and as a file on a memory stick it wouldn’t have loading issues that plagued the UMD release.


Tomb Raider III is on the PlayStation Store too. If you’re in the mood to harpoon dinosaurs it only costs $5.99.

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  • Ereek

    As horrible as the original FFT localization was in parts, I still have problems thinking of the characters and locations in the PSP names. “Argath” will always be “Algus” to me.

    It’s good that SE is releasing more games on the PSN store. I already own them all in physical form, but if they released FFVIII, I might get it simply because I’m worried that my copy might freeze due to some scratches.

    • Pichi

      I like the original FFT localization more, especially for the names and getting to the point. I felt the PSP version was a bit over the top with a bit too much metaphoric stuff.

  • labam89

    I still have the disk for this game and it is still one of my favourites.

  • Bakkers

    Sorry but those loading issues didnt have anything to do with UMD read bottleneck. It’s just a plain bad port. Even if you play this on a file, you’ll still get those annoying slowdowns when you perform a Skill or Magick :(

  • kazalt

    Oh, nice. We’re getting the better version of FFT re-released! If I didn’t have my copy of the PSone version, I’d grab this in a heartbeat.

  • JeremyR

    Yeah, the problem with FFT PSP isn’t UMD, it’s the clock rate. Crank it up to 333 MHZ and it runs fine from the UMD.

    Bad port by Squenix.

  • So the PSP port was bad? I kept seeing good reviews for it but I never got it because I still have the PS1 version ready for me..

    • Ereek

      Not really. There is some lag in the battles with spell sounds and sound effects being off. It’s a bit annoying, but I got used to it. That and they reversed the default controls to X being confirm, which after playing FFT through so many times on the PSX bothers me to no end.

      Otherwise, everything else is better.
      Extra, non-Ramza story battles.
      More character development, and I don’t just mean Ramza and Delita. Weigraf and Algus, renamed “Argath,” get some extra screen time, as does Mustadio.
      Superior, all around, translation. The typos were fixed, and the silly mistakes are gone.

  • cowcow

    What. This doesn’t even make sense for S-E they should release the PSP versions they’d make more $ off that. Boneheads.

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