|Reviewer: megabart||Date: Sep 3, 2005|
|Another game that didn't make it the USA on SNES, but remade on the PSX (FF Anthology). Since it was VERY, VERY poorly translated, I bought it on PSX. No more weird font, and Butz was now Bartz, and Lenna was now Reina. Seriously, someone should edit that rom and translate it correctly...
Graphics are fine for the SNES, graphics are like in FF4. But a part in the game where you see Bartz's flashback, he had teal hair instead of brown. Strange thing square did...
I liked the music (Battle theme and The Fire Powered Ship) and it never got repetitive. Sounds that really sounded close to reality was when you slept in an old man's house at the beginning of the game.
My favorite ability/magic/stats system: Jobs! Although "Jobs" isn't the word I'd use. More like Classes. There are too many classes in my opinion and it takes a very very long of time to master 1 job. There are also useless classes like the Beserker. But, for that reason why we didn't got it on SNES, because of the very hard difficulty, I was confronted to an undead chasing a moogle who did ~3500 damage on me. None of my party had HP limit over 1000. And one more thing that annoys me: the damage randomness isn't right, like my Monk always did the same regular damage on the same guy, like 512 until I leveled up or changed job.
In overall, this is a great game. It did look like square didn't put much heart on it, with some things that were way low quality. The guy who translated this didn't just incorrectly translate that game, but actually incompletely translated. The NES translated ROMs really didn't looked like they were. I suggest buying it on the PSX if you can't translate it.
|Reviewer: Ashray Gunjur||Date: Nov 5, 2001|
|After I finished Final Fantasy 2 and 3 on snes, I thought that was the end, till i found Final Fantasy 5. My favourite of the three, and all of Square's Snes games, I decided to review this game, and have my say. I'd give this game a 9/10, as it has an involving storyline, lots of secrets and side quests to do, and much more. The only fault i have with it is its lack of replay value, like most other RPG's (except Chrono Trigger)
I enjoyed this game, while it lasted, and recommend it to anyone who dares to take up the challenge. It gives challenges and fun for hours, and requires tactics and skill to finish, as well as a bit of luck.