Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition did not launch in a flawless state. I haven’t actually played the game, but I know it’s true since Director Ryoma Araki felt the need to apologize for all the issues. He also promised that improvements were on the way, and those improvements have been dripping out. Most recently, ver. 1.0.2 launched for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and its free Lite companion app on Nintendo Switch. The ver. 1.0.2 update brings the following improvements:
- Boss appearance sequences and Myrrh drop acquisition events in multiplayer mode are now skippable.
- Fixed a bug that makes unknown element hot spots marked as [?] visible after playing in multiplayer mode with another player who has already activated the hot spot.
- Fixed a bug that allowed players to gain infinite items.
- Other various bug fixes.
It’s always those “various bug fixes” that make people howl with excitement, right?
In our review of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, one of the major complaints was a user interface that seemed constantly at odds with itself, inhibiting the fun. It’s hard to say if the updates so far have done much to address any of that, but it’s still bound to please the hardcore players who were going to keep playing this game no matter how hard Square Enix may or may not have dropped the ball with it.