Nintendo GamerFor the completist, a must-have. For the rest of us, an entertaining history lesson that's just about weathered the passage of years. [Apr 2007, p.49]
netjakIn terms of a remake compared to the original, Final Fantasy V Advance manages to faithfully reproduce the experience of the original game. The biggest problem with that is that Final Fantasy V was never a great game in the first place.
Awards & Rankings
#4 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
#2 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
Mixed or average reviews- based on 79 Ratings
Aug 2, 2013The job system for Final Fantasy V is comparably perfect to that of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. This is one of those games that I couldThe job system for Final Fantasy V is comparably perfect to that of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. This is one of those games that I could just play for hours and hours and never get sick of it. The story alone takes up a very large chunk of time, say nothing about hunting down the side-quest bosses. I love this game to pieces.… Full Review »
Apr 10, 2015Game: Final Fantasy V Advance
Developer: Squareenix System: Gameboy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 88/100 Value Score: 88/10Game: Final Fantasy V Advance
System: Gameboy Advance (GBA)
Total Score: 88/100
Value Score: 88/10
• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 7/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 10/10
+Improved graphical visuals
+Four new jobs
+Game was re-translated
+A bestiary has been added
+Quick save function
+Music player which allows you to listen to the whole OST
+A New 30 floor dungeon has been added filled with new weapons and enemies/bosses
+Improvement over the porting unlike the GBA version - does not have the bugs or slow downs.
-Grinding is still a major issue to the game despite being improved
-Some enemies have fake targets which were added by mistake
-Due to the fact it is on the GBA - the sound quality is worse than the original and PSX versions
-Post game content not as in depth as FFIV Advance… Full Review »
Dec 11, 2011Final Fantasy V stands out from most in that you have the ability to completely customize, mix and match your characters' classes, or "jobs",Final Fantasy V stands out from most in that you have the ability to completely customize, mix and match your characters' classes, or "jobs", similar to Final Fantasy III. You can have a Ninja, a Black Mage, a Knight, and a White Mage in your party, or you could just go quadruple Ninja. The choice is really yours. With every job, you also have the option to add an "ability" from another class. For example, if you unlock the White Magic ability from leveling up your White Mage, then you can use that ability with, say, a Samurai. So you now have a Samurai that can also cast White Magic. This creates a huge diversity to combat, with tons of different job/ability combinations, so you can really make your party unique. The combat is the highlight of the game, in my opinion.
The story itself is a little clichÃ©, but it's entertaining enough. One of my main gripes is that no major character development is really present, this is something that Final Fantasy IV handled so well. Overall, the story isn't bad by any means. The rest of the Final Fantasy series just rose the bar so high, this entry just can't quite reach it.
The musical score is on par with the rest of the series, that is to say, it's fantastic. There are many memorable tracks. I never got sick of hearing the overworld theme, which is important, because you'll be spending a large amount of time there.
If you consider yourself a Final Fantasy fan, or even just an RPG fan, I would highly recommend trying this one out. If you are looking for an epic story to immerse yourself in, then, while this game doesn't fail to deliver, there are other Final Fantasies that excel more in that area.
9/10. Highly recommended.… Full Review »