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Universal acclaim- based on 102 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, 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
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  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: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. NajinJ.
    Jan 15, 2008
    10
    The only RPG I've bothered playing inside out--sidequests included; due to it's engaging storyline. It's always great to see older RPGs be resurrected so they can be preserved amongst younger gamers too. Expand
  2. ChandreshR.
    May 22, 2007
    10
    The most detail-involving storyline in any RPG I have met... one of few RPGs that reward you accordingly for everything you do, such as looking for sidequests or developing all your characters [eg you can use up to 12 out of the maximum 14 during the final battle.] Splendid soundtrack. 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. WillT.
    May 30, 2008
    10
    The greatest role playing mae of all time. With all do respect to FF7, Final Fantasy VI broke all the barriers first. A complex and compelling cast. A story with unparalleled depth and refinement. And a masterful art style that was nothing short of beautiful. One of the 10 best games of all time. A game that every RPG fan should admire and own. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2011
    10
    This is it. This is without a doubt my favorite RPG of all time. The economics of the item management system are pure brilliance. The relics/espers system is both complex and elegant. It's a true joy developing your characters and equipping them as your strategy requires. The gorgeous graphics, great storyline and incredible soundtrack are all icing on the cake. What makes this game endure all these years later is the beauty of its gameplay. Expand
  6. 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, 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
  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 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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