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Universal acclaim- based on 117 Ratings

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  • Summary: This title are more than a simple port of the SNES classic — every aspect of the games has been reviewed and enhanced. Additionally, a host of brand-new elements has been seamlessly merged with the original game, providing unexpected surprises for longtime fans. With new dungeons, newThis title are more than a simple port of the SNES classic — every aspect of the games has been reviewed and enhanced. Additionally, a host of brand-new elements has been seamlessly merged with the original game, providing unexpected surprises for longtime fans. With new dungeons, new job classes, and other exciting features, both old-school players and newcomers can enjoy this genre-defining FINAL FANTASY title in a portable format. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    Final Fantasy VI Advance not only set the bar for RPG's in the 16-bit era, it sets a standard that few games reach in the modern era of gaming. This game won't win any beauty pageants, but easily makes up with any shortcomings with story and customizations.
  2. This game alone should extend the life of the system for a while longer.
  3. Having one of the greatest RPGs ever made in your pocket is simply too awesome not to recommend.
  4. 90
    The game that changed a series, and this GBA remake is near perfect. We went close to giving it a higher score, but if you like RPGs at all you really should buy this game.
  5. The best of the three GBA re-issues, Final Fantasy VI Advance is a timeless dollop of role-playing adventure gaming.
  6. Final Fantasy VI is one of the best RPGs ever made, and this version doesn't sacrifice any of its inherent awesomeness. From the huge cast of characters and their special moves to the memorable scenes like the opera house event, it is all intact and as good as you remember.
  7. One of the Game Boy Advance's last role-playing games, Final Fantasy VI Advance also proves one of its best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. concacon
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    The best Final Fantasy ever. Incredible cast with memorable personalities, beautifully integrated into the story which is full of all sorts The best Final Fantasy ever. Incredible cast with memorable personalities, beautifully integrated into the story which is full of all sorts of emotions and even subtle to hilarious humor (e.g. Locke's comments or Sabin's lack of communication skill made up by his great heart, which reminds me of Wakka or Laguna). Kefka is the craziest villain ever, as he even kills his boss late in the game as well as committing genocide and HIS LAUGHTER!!!. Most original ingame-events for example Ultros' appearances, the opera play, Shadow's dream sequences, sidequests and everything. The soundtrack is well-conceived as well. It even becomes difficult as you proceed through the World Of Ruin. Wonderful game, a still underrated classic and best FF game to date. Collapse
  2. AB
    Jul 8, 2007
    10
    Absolutely rewarding gameplay and a spectacular plot makes Final Fantasy VI the best in the series. Excellent sidequests, an Absolutely rewarding gameplay and a spectacular plot makes Final Fantasy VI the best in the series. Excellent sidequests, an emotionally-superior story, dynamic characters, gorgeous music, and portability as an added GBA bonus make this one of the greatest RPGs in the history of gaming. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Final Fantasy VI- the best game ever made, period. Each character has better character development than the entire cast of pretty much all games coming out today- not a big deal? Well, how about swallowing the fact that this game also has more characters than pretty much any other game- a whopping 14 playables, plus a few briefly playable. Best video game villain ever. Listen to the soundtrack- every single track fits the spot it plays like a glove, with the most powerful emotional scenes in a game matched by an equally masterful score. Oh, not only that- it would take you longer to listen to the music alone than to beat the newest Call of Duty.. scratch that, the newest two CoDs.

    The simple sprites get the job done, and still display emotion better than most JRPG characters these days.

    This game is awesome- I could live another eighty years and still never see a game this good again.
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  4. TommiK.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    Amazing Final Fantasy game. New content brings easily up to 50 hours of gameplay. The translation is superb. Also it has greatest story of Amazing Final Fantasy game. New content brings easily up to 50 hours of gameplay. The translation is superb. Also it has greatest story of all videogames. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2014
    10
    The Final Fantasy -series is one of the most well-known RPG's ever, and this game is definitely in the Top 3 of Final Fantasy games, heck,The Final Fantasy -series is one of the most well-known RPG's ever, and this game is definitely in the Top 3 of Final Fantasy games, heck, wouldn't be surprised if not the best. The story is truly captivating, the characters are one of the best we've ever seen, and the gameplay is pure fun. And the soundtrack, man, THE SOUNDTRACK! Dancing Mad is definitely one of the best video game songs of all time, and the villain himself is just so terrifying that he's awesome. If you're ever gonna call yourself a gamer, make sure you've played this masterpiece first. Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2015
    10
    Game: Final Fantasy VI Advance
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squareenix System: Game Boy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 95/100 Value Score:
    Game: Final Fantasy VI Advance
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squareenix
    System: Game Boy Advance (GBA)
    Total Score: 95/100
    Value Score: 9.5/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 9/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 9/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Includes all of the features from the SNES and PSX versions
    +User Interface has been altered a bit with its text style
    +New Summons and Boss battles added
    +New Post Game Dungeon Added with its own story, enemies and bosses

    Cons
    -Due to the fact the game is on the GBA - the sound, music and visuals are inferior to the SNES and PSX versions
    -Some people may not like the fact that the Vanish/Banish trick is gone now
    -Like the SNES version and unlike the PSX version, the GBA version is censored
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  7. JacobP.
    Feb 7, 2007
    8
    I'm a little biased in that Final Fantasy 6 is my favorite of the FF games, and this game doesn't disappoint. Considering the I'm a little biased in that Final Fantasy 6 is my favorite of the FF games, and this game doesn't disappoint. Considering the hardware on the GBA, the music is impressive and the sound effects are adequate. The game itself seems like an only adequate port in that it suffers from a trace amount of slowdown that is present almost constantly, much more than FF4 Advance or FF5 Advance. It really annoyed me at first, but after a few hours of playing I got pretty used to it. It sports a new translation, which is arguably better than the original SNES translation. In all, it's a pretty extensive game, and one I recommend to anyone who wants a nice dose of old school Final Fantasy on the go. Expand

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