Combines two full RPGs that provide over 30 hours of gameplay each Includes computer generated movie sequences created exclusively for this release Both games incorporate monster summoning magic later used in Final Fantasy 7 The variety of "job" skills allows players to mix and match many different abilities to create custom characters The "Esper" magic system allows characters to cast over 90 different magic spells Final Fantasy Anthology incorporates two of the most beloved FINAL FANTASY titles ever published. First released as FINAL FANTASY III in the U.S., FINAL FANTASY VI brings back all of the qualities that made it the best selling RPG of its time, and adds a few bonuses unique to this re-release. The second title in this compilation, FINAL FANTASY V, is seeing its first ever release in the U.S. Featuring an innovative 'Job' system and a story that will take the player to different worlds, this title will finally show U.S. gamers what they have been missing. If you are new to the FINAL FANTASY universe, pick up Anthology as way of getting to know the series that has garnered the praise of millions. If you are already a fan, pick it up to relive the magic once again. Showcasing two installments of SquareSoft's wildly popular role-playing game (RPG) series, Final Fantasy Anthology features the U.S. debut of Final Fantasy V, and reintroduces one of the best RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy VI, originally released as Final Fantasy III on the Super Nintendo gaming system. Both games are straight Super Nintendo conversions, so their 2-D graphics and 16-bit sounds are admittedly subpar by PlayStation standards. However, SquareSoft has added brand-new, beautifully animated movies for both titles, and has given Final Fantasy VI the star treatment it deserves by adding a bonus mode where gamers can access loads of supplementary material, such as artwork and data files on the game's monsters and items. While Final Fantasy V is one of weaker entries in the series, Final Fantasy VI alone is totally worth the price of Final Fantasy Anthology. Endearingly melodramatic characters, a genuinely epic story line, and rock-solid gameplay make Final Fantasy VI just as absorbing today as it was when it was Final Fantasy III. --Joe Hon Pros: Brand-new animated movies Reissues Final Fantasy VI, one of the best RPGs ever Lots of supplementary material for Final Fantasy VI Cons: Dated graphics and sounds may bother some gamers The previously unreleased Final Fantasy V may as well have stayed unreleased
FFV features a lone traveller, a princess in search of her father, an amnesiac old man, and a pirate captain, all of whom are called forth to defend the world from the destruction of the crystals of water, wind, fire and earth. The biggest feature in this game is the job system-you can customize your character's job through gaining experience in each field. For instance, I have a monk trained with the Knight's "Cover" technique, and a mage tra..