Final Fantasy Anthology PlayStation

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  • Summary: Final Fantasy Anthology combines two titles from the Final Fantasy series and offers PlayStation owners a glimpse into the past. Huge worlds, in-depth storylines, and innovative battle and magic systems, and an incredible cast of characters all make for a deep gaming experience. TheFinal Fantasy Anthology combines two titles from the Final Fantasy series and offers PlayStation owners a glimpse into the past. Huge worlds, in-depth storylines, and innovative battle and magic systems, and an incredible cast of characters all make for a deep gaming experience. The inclusion of Final Fantasy V marks the first time this title has appeared on a console in North America. Final Fantasy VI, originally released as Final Fantasy III on the SNES system in the U.S., makes its first appearance on the PlayStation. Both games in this compilation feature never-before-seen CG movies, adding to the appeal of these classics. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It is better than "FFVII" and "FFVIII." In fact, it may be the best PlayStation RPG out there.
  2. 90
    Since I'd only played FFVI and not FFV, I was completely taken by surprise by how deep and involving every aspect of the game was. From the highly addictive Job System to figuring out how to equip my Mime, I really enjoyed this game for the full 40-plus hours it took to beat it.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    We're not exactly sure how two games out of a series of nine constitutes an "anthology," but they're good games nonetheless. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  4. As a historical monument of two genre landmarks, it is fantastic; as two individual RPG titles, each is a masterpiece of gameplay and storytelling; but as a modern collection of classic titles, the package falls unfortunately short.
  5. FFA would have easily gotten a 9.5 if only it included "FFV"; the game is so good by itself that it warrants such a high score.
  6. 80
    FFVI will engage the player with its story and character development, but it will also test the same player's patience with its horrendously slow response during battles. [FFVI review]
  7. If you’re expecting the latest in 3D graphics and CD-quality sound, you’re going to be disappointed. Besides the extra cinematic scenes made especially for this release, this plays, looks and sounds just like a 16-bit SNES game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DP
    Nov 14, 2004
    10
    You must own these games for their great music!
  2. Jun 16, 2016
    10
    I have to say, I am impressed. These games have massive amounts of content with a normal playthrough requiring quite a deal of time toI have to say, I am impressed. These games have massive amounts of content with a normal playthrough requiring quite a deal of time to complete. Diverse characters, awesome unique abilities, long, long, looooong list of weapons, spells, enemies, etc., **** set-pieces (cheers to you, opera house sequence), and cool bosses all without disappointing in the story department. Had a blast with my playthroughs. If I had to pick a gripe it would be the grinding (which is pretty standard for an RPG) and the tendency for the dialogue to be a bit childish at times, at least during the first half of the games.
    Lots to enjoy for you rpg fans out there.
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  3. JustinB.
    Jun 23, 2004
    9
    This is a must have for hard-core RPG gamers!
  4. Jul 1, 2015
    9
    Game: Final Fantasy Anthology
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squaresoft System: Playstation (PSX) Total Score: 89/100 Value Score: 8.9/10 •
    Game: Final Fantasy Anthology
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squaresoft
    System: Playstation (PSX)
    Total Score: 89/100
    Value Score: 8.9/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 9.5/10
    • GamePlay: 8.5/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 8/10
    • Replay Value: 6.5/10
    • Player Value: 9.5/10

    -Grinding is still a major issue in FFV
    -Loading times are bad due to the porting from cartridge to CD for FFV
    --No New In-Game Content for FFVI
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  5. OedoC.
    Oct 9, 2005
    9
    If all you're looking for over the top special effects and flashy graphics, then move along. If, however, you are a little less shallow If all you're looking for over the top special effects and flashy graphics, then move along. If, however, you are a little less shallow then by all means, buy this. Expand

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