Wee-hoo! I’ve always been a big fan of the Final Fantasy games–in fact, FFIV is the main reason why I bought my GameBoy Advance in the first place– and this was never released in the USA as an individual game. According to Gamespot, it was only released in the USA in 1999 as part of a larger compendium of Final Fantasy games.
This will be the second FF game for GBA that I’ve tried. I recently finished FFIV and loved it. And, unless they’re mistaken over at Gamespot, FFVI is ALSO due to be released for the GBA sometime before the end of the year.
Final Fantasy V follows the story of five characters who are trying to save the world from an evil sorcerer known as Exdeath. The game plays similarly to other Final Fantasy games, with random encounters and active time battles. You can take up to four characters into battle, and in a slight departure from the norm, you can choose to train each of your characters in a variety of job classes. Similarly to Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy V lets you train a character in two jobs at once, gaining special abilities and skills depending on the job. This level of customization is unique to a Final Fantasy game, but otherwise, fans of the series won’t find too many surprises in Final Fantasy V.
Massive Customization Options. Oooooh, yeah.
Let the gayming begin!