Steam Deck is now the ultimate JRPG handheld

Square Enix has released Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation, PC, iPhone, Android, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. But for most of the past decade, you haven’t ported any of these ports to newer platforms if you want the ideal Final Fantasy VII experience. You played Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation Vita.

The modern port of FF7 adds some enticing features, such as the ability to fast-forward through random battles, but they also need to be played on a large HD screen with a blurry magnified background. Without mods, all of Square’s most popular PlayStation RPGs are best played on CRT TVs — or, more conveniently, on Sony’s 2012 handheld Vita as downloadable “PSOne classics.” The Vita has made dozens of amazing (very, very long) gaming portables for the first time, and its 5-inch OLED screen is small enough to still look great. If you like JRPGs more than any other, the Vita is the best gaming device ever.