« on: March 24, 2017, 03:49:02 pm »
Sorry, I accidentally wiped out your initial post.That's not cool but I guess that happens. What is even less cool is that you replaced it with another message without explaining it's actually not me saying that. Basically you put words in my mouth and I don't like this very much.
The US release of the game in question is quite clearly and indisputibly named "Final Fantasy II", as is depicted in all the box art, the manual, and even the in-game title screen.The problem is - I don't care about the US release of "Final Fantasy II" specifically but I care about the whole series as a whole, and the game is known as "Final Fantasy IV" which is both it's original name and how all its re-release and remakes name the game. I live in Europe - and neither "Final Fantasy II" were ever released in original form, so it makes sense to use the remake's numbering.
There's no good reason to go against thisWell, the naming convention on those sites is shitty as well then. I mean in 99.9% of cases, I'm fine using the official american names, but those 2 games are just exeptions to the rule, because their names bring confusion with NES games. So sorry but this is a good reason to go against this. Like I said in my "erased" original post - if you guys insist on using original american names I can sort of understand - if after all it's the names you fell in love with the game as teenagers I understand you are emotionally attached to them. But at least makes them unambigious, like "Final Fantasy II US" and "Final Fantasy III US" or something like that.
Just "Final Fantasy II" with "SNES" as platform does not make it clear enough it's not the famicom FF2, and it makes it look like it could be a SNES version of the Famicom game.