The Last Remnant: Remastered was Just Announced for Android and iOS
Never in my life did I ever expect something like this to be announced for mobile devices.
I’m a huge JRPG fan and more specifically, I grew up on Square games like the Final Fantasy franchise, Dragon Quest games, Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, the Star Ocean games.. you name a Square JRPG and I’ve played it.
While yes, I’m also a very large fan of other franchises like the Tales of games, Zelda, Suikoden and so many more, a lot of my childhood was spent with Square titles. I remember playing The Last Remnant what, over a decade ago?
I believe it released back in 2008 onto the Xbox 360. That was actually one of the titles that made me purchase a 360 back in the day, along with Infinite Undiscovery, Resonance of Fate, Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia.
Man the late 2000s was an incredible time for JRPGs!
While several Zelda games have been remastered, Tales of Vesperia had its Definitive Edition released earlier this year, and I’m eagerly awaiting news on anything Legend of Dragoon related.. One title I thought was long since forgotten was The Last Remnant.
I dunno. I thoroughly enjoyed that game, and even though the combat was a little cluttered and difficult at times, I fell in love with the story and the characters, much like I always do with JRPGs.
I know back when The Last Remnant released in 2008 a lot of people criticized various aspects of the game – largely due to optimization and technical issues like inconsistent framerates.
From what I could tell via Googling around online, a lot of the issues that were in the original version of the game were fixed during Square’s remaster last year.
If you weren’t aware, Square Enix released The Last Remnant: Remastered for PS4 in December 2018 – and upgraded the graphical engine from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4.
This had a noticeable, albeit necessary effect on graphics and texture quality, fixing the majority of issues that had long since been plaguing the game.
The game is currently available from both the App Store and on the Google Play store for $20 and takes up around 6GB to 8GB total – quite a sizable game, I know.
Not only that, but you’re going to need quite a powerful phone if you want to have any chance of playing it.
Something that I found highly unusual was the fact that Square had opted to not do any kind of advertising, nor had they even announced a mobile port of The Last Remnant was in the works.
So this game had flown completely under the radar until this announcement.
I understand Square wanting to keep it under wraps, but it’s just a very jarring decision, especially given that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles – something that fans were actually anticipating, was pushed back until Summer 2020.
And while I’m incredibly excited about getting to play The Last Remnant: Remastered while pooping for the first time, it’s unusual to push back something much more popular for something like this.
I dunno. The Last Remnant: Remastered is very obviously a high quality premium release void of any intrusive advertisements or in-app purchases.
It’s an RPG that not too many people have played, so for this new generation of mobile gamers this might actually be something worth getting into. I’m a huge fan of the game, as stated earlier, and I definitely plan on jumping into it when I get the free time to.
But even being a fan of the game, I’m well aware that it isn’t really considered a part of the upper echelon of JRPGs and I understand that.
If you’re not a fan of the game in its original form, or aren’t into difficult, confusing story-driven JRPGs then this might not be for you.
It’s definitely got a market, and it’s definitely worth playing if you’ve never played it in the past, but it might be too much for many of this generation.
Still, I’d kill for a remastered Legend of Dragoon. I’d pay a solid $100 for that, no question.