Alex Phillimore: (alex.phillimore-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-06-11 06:49:51
Final Fantasy Typo will undo the mistakes of the past
It's nice to see that Square Enix can own up to its mistakes. In 2011 they released a PSP game called Final Fantasy: Typo, which was all about correcting the mistakes of the franchise's history by admitting that mistakes are sometimes made and everyone at one point or another typos.
Typo is now getting an HD remaster that will be coming to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 sometime in the future. Everyone should give the game a shot - after all, where else can you see a developer being so humble? Watch as Quina Quen from IX is airbrushed from the story in a feat of corrective game-making; relish upon the Junction system from VIII being discarded in exchange for something far less broken. Make the most of Blitzball now in X, because in Typo it's no more; and say goodbye to Captain Basch fon Ronsenburg from XII, as he believed one too many of Ondore's lies.
Typo is designed, as the developers have described it, as a 'corrective tool to undo the damage made to the Final Fantasy name and to wash away other mistakes as well'. The Ouya version will be the greatest version of all - installing it onto your system reverses the Kickstarter campaign, making it as if the console never existed. As suggested by the team, correcting the mistakes of the past is all part of the ethos behind Typo.
The game will be priced at $15.99 and comes with a special bonus game - Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. When asked about this decision, a programmer working on the game said:
"Of course, with Typo we wish to undo the mistakes of the past, so we're bundling every copy of the game with Mystic Quest, which will install onto your console when you install Typo. You will then see Typo deconstruct Mystic Quest before your very eyes until nothing else remains."