I agree it warrants an HD re-release, and I agree with the above.
I'll throw one other thing into the mix on this. I may be off base on this, but I feel like FFXII released before we got a slew of Western RPGs on consoles (Fallout, Mass Effect, Witcher, etc) and other open world games (I know FFXII isn't open world, but it FEELS like an open world game, at least to me). I had never played a Western RPG on a console prior to the last gen. I know that they have been around forever on PC, but I feel like on consoles they just weren't really a big deal until this past gen. That said, I feel like FFXII has a lot of the best parts of a WRPG in it, despite being a JRPG. Going back to play FFXII after spending so much time playing WRPGs the past 5-6 years has really made me appreciate FFXII ALOT more in the small snippets I've played.
I really want to give it a fair play through from beginning to end again post-exposure to WRPGs as I think my feelings on the game would be vastly different. Even on partial play throughs or going back to visit old areas, my opinion on it has increased tremendously from when I first played it. Fix the camera and it will be pure gold.
I agree. FF12 has allt he best aspects of WRPG in a JRPG. Most WRPGs only have "choice" as an illusion anyway, so it isnt' missing much that WRPGs can offer.
I just enjoy the fact that Vaan is the nominal main character, but you can actively never use him once the party gets together, except to send him into town to run errands down at the shops.
The selfish part of me does not want this. Because I didn't really like XII but I know I'll probably end up buying this at some point because I can't not have trophies from an FF game. But most of me is happy for those who like it!