The original Final Fantasy title was a major success for the floundering Squaresoft and went from being one man’s swan-song to the head of a major franchise. Does it hold up today however in a marketplace frequented by ever more inventive and technical entries into the genre? Reviewed under the standards of a modern RPG release for mobile, how does it fair?
Final Fantasy V spent a great deal of time in limbo, unreleased to the west whilst the series leap-frogged over it between FFIV and FFVI (renumbered as 1 and 2). This is a shame because although it doesn’t feature the strongest plot it certainly brought a lot of what we now consider to be classic Final Fantasy tropes to the table.
The debate on best Final Fantasy title rages to this day, but whenever the argument is made there’s always hefty debate over the sixth installment into the blockbuster franchise. Final Fantasy VI is a masterpiece on the SNES and one of the best RPGs ever made.