Sometimes people ask why I (and others) dislike the graphics in the various PSP Final Fantasy remakes and games. I’m no art-knowing guy, but I can tell when stuff isn’t quite right, and the PSP games (and various other 2D HD Final Fantasy games) have lots of little issues that combine to create an air of unprofessionalism, or at least a clear lack of quality and care. Which is strange, because Square’s 2D art used to be some of THE best sprite art around.
Anyway, for a better explanation of WHY people feel this way, here are some comments on the Romhacking.net forum that go into more detail: link
Just in case that link dies one day, here’s one of those comments in image form, although it should be taken in combination with other people’s comments too:
I just want to go to Square Enix and say, “Come on you guys, get your act together!” HD sprites and art CAN look good, but for whatever reason it’s just handled weirdly in these HD Final Fantasies.