Review by swyg

"Another good Final Fantasy game"

Final Fantasy 5 is an excellent installment in the Final Fantasy series and will live on through the years as an instant classic.

THE GOOD
The job class system makes its return to Final Fantasy 5 giving a nostalgic feeling to the game. The gameplay is superb and very addictive. Final Fantasy 5 has a cast of excellent memorable characters. The musical score is nicely done with familiar tunes. A ton of spells, summons and abilities add depth to the game.

THE BAD
Some characters are under developed and very bland. The Job system can be very hectic if you need a certain spell to advance and survive a tough enemy. The story could of been done a little better, especially in the villain's evil plans.

THE GAMEPLAY
The job class system makes this game worth picking up alone for. There are a number of new spells and abilities to play around with making playability more fun. As each character levels up, so do the classes that they have on. You gain more powerful spells as you go along. The difficulty is just right, if your a novice or an expert, you will love the challenges ahead of you. After you beat the game there is an extra side quest just like in Final Fantasy 4, but I won't spoil it for you.

THE SOUND
The musical score is excellent and very cool. Each piece of music that plays corresponds perfectly to each event that happens, whether it be calm and peaceful, sad and depressing, an ominous feeling, in a battle or bout to be in a battle. The tone quality is good and freshley done.

THE REPLAY VALUE
Anybody would want to play this game multiple times as soon as they get it. The battle system never gets old, and the job classes are very entertaining to mess around with. There are so many ways to take down every enemy including some hard bosses, this is very important in any game's variety factor. The story is also as addictive as the gameplay, like playing a movie and making the deciding factors.

THE GRAPHICS
The Graphics are amazing with cut scenes stunning to see for a Gameboy Advance game. The visuals and scenery of each area in the game is fresh and never gets old. The spells in Final fantasy 5 are like watching fireworks, arousing you as you destroy your enemies with beautiful elements.

REVIEWS/OVERVIEW

Final Fantasy 5 has gotten a good amount of good reviews from a few websites. Here are most of them:

GameCube Advance: 9.5/10
1UP: 9/10
Nintendo Power:8.5/10
Game Informer 8/10
RPGamer: 4 out of 5
Games Radar: 8/10
Game Dailey 3.5 out of 5


Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 11/15/06


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