"Final Fantasy V" is a really great GBA game that has a little bit of adventure, fighting, and a good story. It really is a great game!
Story-An adventuresome guy name Bartz with his pet chocobo come across a girl named Lenna who is being attacked by monsters. He helps save her, and once they get away from the monsters a meteor crashes to the earth, and the two find an old man there named Galuf who has amnesia. They try to find out why Galuf was at the meteor and come across pirates in which they befriend the leader Faris. Eventually, the four of them find out that they have been chosen to save four crystals. They set off to save them and get powers in the meantime by having jobs with everything from black mages to white mages to knights to monks to dancers. You gain more jobs as the game goes on. The point of the game is to stop an evil being who will come back to life if all four crystals are shattered. So save those crystals! But there are several back stories so you won't get bored.
Graphics-The backgrounds are good, but the characters are rather small. I liked the graphics, and I thought that they fit the game well.
Sound-The music was nice, I thought. The songs were mostly happy, and although they played quite a few times, I never got sick of them.
Gameplay-Walking around is really easy, as is talking to people. Now fighting is pretty easy as well. You select the characters and they can attack, do one of 2 special moves that comes from levelling up in the jobs, or use items. To level up in jobs you stock up in ABPs(ability points) which you get from completing battles. You also get EXPs when you complete battles (experience points). These help you gain experience levels which improve your HP (health points) and MP (magic points) and other stats such as defense, strength, and more. Your attacks can differ with the weapons you have equipped. The weapons that you can equip are based on the job that you are part of at that time. For instance knights can equip swords, summoners can equip bows, while freelancers can equip everything. There are a few other things that you will have to learn as you play the game, but these are the basics.
Fun-Yeah! This game is fun! The story is fun, the levelling up of jobs is rewarding, and it just is a great game.
Length-The story length is probably 30+ hours, but you probably won't play it straight through, as you might get stuck once or twice, but it's always solvable. And the boss battle is very tough. Too tough, in my opinion, which is why I took off a star. You might question whether that is a valid reason. When you get to it, you'll understand!
All in all, this is a great game that I recommend to all. It has strategy, fighting, and fun. I definitely recommend it for $30 or less. It's definitely a steal for anything less. Great game that is fun for all!
In the days before Final Fantasy VII, the earlier Final Fantasy titles hadn't really made their way stateside. In 1992, many of us were actually still playing what we thought was Final Fantasy II (it was IV) while Japan was getting Final Fantasy V. Originally it was set to come stateside as "Final Fantasy Extreme," but at the time the difficulty and complexity of the Job System were things that Squaresoft felt would turn away western gamers. For those who had an emulator, … more
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