FINAL FANTASY X REVIEW (by Lady Runixia)
Battle System: 10
This is my most favorite game EVER. I love everything about it! The story is touching, the music is beautiful,
and the Battle System...oh my gosh, that was my favorite part. It is a GREAT game. I love using the Sphere Grid to gain stats
and Abilities rather than leveling up! I can't even think of a thing I didn't like. Well, except for one of the boss fights,
because it was VERY hard (I won't say who so I won't spoil it). But thats ok.
I STRONGLY recommened everyone who hasn't played this game to go BUY it. It rules all.
FINAL FANTASY X-2 REVIEW (by Lady Runixia)
Battle System: 2
This game is probably further down on the Great List Of Final Fantasies, but it was ok. Actually it was probably
on the bottom of the list. Though it wasn't that good of a game, it DID have some of the best FMVs (like "real Emotion"
and "1000 Words"). I really enjoyed those. This was also a pretty funny game. I laughed a lot. Another thing I liked was...a
spoiler so I can't say it. I only got to see the "Good Ending", but it was good. And happy.^_^
A few things I didn't like: I don't think this game lived up to the Final Fantasy name. And, as the first
ever FF Sequel it was a letdown. The Dressphere system is WAY too...whats the word..."cutesy" for me. I like having multiple
characters better. I also hate having to change Dresspheres just to learn Abilities you need, because besides just those few
Abilities it tends to render that character usless in battle. Also, the Final Boss was WAY easy. I mean, thats nice,
but the Final Boss should at least be a little bit of a challenge. My strongest character was only Level 57 (weakest 54) and
I barely had to try to beat it.
All in all, though, I'm glad I played it. I don't know if I would recommend it for anyone else, though. But
thats just me.
FINAL FANTASY IX REVIEW (by Blair Stevenson)
With the criticisms of
FFVIII, which was considered to far removed from
the old FF games by some, put firmly behind, this, the third and last
FF for the
PSX sees the series return to glory, boasting some of the best graphics,
best gameplay and one of the best
battle systems of any FF game.
The story centres around the characters Zidane, a master thief, and
Garnet, Princess of Alexandria and their companions in their struggle to stop Queen Brahne and her twisted obsession for
world domination. However, stopping her only reveals a far more sinister plot, which threatens not just the their
but all of creation...
What can I say? You'll find some of the best graphics
on the Playstation in this game, from eyepopping, seizure inducing battle animations, the luscious pre-rendered backgrounds
and more. The character animation is, by the Playstation standards, exceptional, and is able to meld seemlessly with the
detailed background. It boasts an impressive one hours worth of CG cutscenes, all of which are done superbly, and really adds
excitment to the game.
My only problem is with the cartoony style the characters are done, with an anime theme kicking
in, but this is simply a thorn on an otherwise beautiful rose. All in all, I would say that, despite not being far removed
from FF8, it boasts some of the greatest graphics of any FF. On the PSX that is.
This is what I feel has always let the FF games down, but this contains a reasonable effort in terms of FF music. The FF soundtracks
have always sold quite well but I've never quite understood how. Expect the usual barrage of synthesisers and keyboards, and
try and not snap when you hear the battle music for what seems like the 1,000,000th time. There were ocassions where I could
stand the music, and it got the adreniline going a wee bit, but these were quite rare instances. But who knows, maybe you'll
enjoy it. It definetly didn't spoil the game for me.
Battle System: 10/10
One of the
best battle systems of any game EVER! I can't stress how good
this is. With so many different moves for all 8 playable
characters, you'll have a great time just trying to level them up to get great moves. It features an easy battle interface,
a lot simpler than FF8's, but featuring many more abilities than in previous games. The system to learn moves has been simplified
to, now you learn abilities simply from the items you equip in battle. But while it may be simple to understand, don't assume
it's simple to implement. For example, should you equip an item that will lower your defence to learn a good move, or an item
that will raise defence, but has moves you already know? It is this level of strategy that it makes it so annoying, but at
the same time so irresistable. This doesn't just stop at the equipment. Should you take take Vivi the black mage into battle,
or your strong warriors such as Aramant or Stiener? Should you try to cure your party now, or just keep pumelling the boss?
Perfection on a disc.
As I mentioned above, the battles are amoung
the best you'll find, and you'll
enjoy learning new moves, buying, synthesising and selling equipment and the
story in the game, with great plot twists and memorable characters But don't assume it's all about the battles. Its about
the sidequests and minigames too. There are more than enough sidequests to wet your appetite. The Chocobos are back, as are
moogles to provide you with more chalenges and rewards for hard work. There are secret locations that all FF players love
to look for, and super weapons and bosses to find, over and above the story. Altogether a brilliant game package. 4 little
discs of heaven
Final Fantasy IX : 9/10
The REAL altenative to social interaction!(c)
FINAL FANTASY VII REVIEW (by Tidus8787)
Battle system: 10
Dont let the poor graphics of this game fool you. Even thought this game is old it is still one of
the best, if not the best Final Fantasy I have ever played. The Gameplay to this game is amazing. Sure, it may take up days
out of your life, but its fun and well worth it.
The graphics in this game were good at the time but not very impressive now. The cutscenes are still pretty
good so thats why i gave it a 4.
The music is superb. This game has to have some of the best music in the series. The boss battle theme is
The battle system in this game is great. Its turn based and its easy to use and very fun. Your enemy
has a similar battle system so you have to be a quick thinker to get your move in first.
The story to this game is one of the best in the sries. You start of as a mercenary named Cloud Strife
and you are working with a group named Avalanche who are trying to destroy the Shinra. The story is very deep involving some
of the best characters ever and is very strong as you end up on a journey to save the world. The game also has the coolest
bad guy ever in my opinion.
Overall this game gets an 8.8/10 from me. The graphics let the game down a little and might put some people
off playing it. If there was a remake of this game with good graphics then this game would deserve a 10/10. Or if i reviewed
this game 6 years ago i probrably would have given it a 10/10.
FINAL FANTASY VI REVIEW (by FantasyAlert)
Battle System: 9
(NOTE: The above ratings are based
on games for its time rather than comparing it with modern games like FFX. FFVI
was made in 1994 so it has to be comparable to games of that era)
This was my very first Final Fantasy
game I played and I enjoyed every bit of it. Every aspect of it was great or
pretty good whether its graphics, storyline, music or gameplay. For its time,
the graphics were excellent. But graphics are not what makes this game a classic. It’s the character development. Every
character in this game has a motive with a few exceptions. The music is fantastic. It may not sound as great as the later FF games but that’s not the reason I
give it a 10. I give it a 10 because of the way the music dictates the direction
of the game. Each character has their own theme song and in many cases, the music
determines the mood during a particular part of the game. Nobuo Uematsu was at
his finest when composing the music of this game as well as FF7 (in my opinion of course, everyone is entitled to their own
I took off 1 point for graphics
because there are a few 1994 games better than this game and also took off 1 point for battle system because its been used
before in earlier FFs. The storyline flows well and it very detailed. The only problem I have with this game is the weak translation of the original version in 1994. When this game was re-released for PlayStation in the FF Anthology package, they pretty much fixed the
bad translation (example, Tonberries were called Pugs, Malboro was called Evil Oscar and several items had changed names like
Potions becoming Tonics and Ethers becoming Tinctures).
Overall, it’s an excellent
FF game to play, its my favorite (again my own opinion). As long as you are not
spoiled by the later FFs graphics (which is quite a few unfortunately), I recommend you to give this game a go. You won’t be disappointed.
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