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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. 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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It is better than "FFVII" and "FFVIII." In fact, it may be the best PlayStation RPG out there.
  2. A fun reminder that quality RPG gameplay and good storytelling can easily survive technological transitions.
  3. 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. 80
    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. Though most of the few changes to the original Super NES games were good ones, there are a few annoyances in the PlayStation versions. The most noticeable of these is the speed of play.
  7. 60
    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: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DP
    Nov 14, 2004
    10
    You must own these games for their great music!
  2. JustinB.
    Jun 23, 2004
    9
    This is a must have for hard-core RPG gamers!
  3. 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 then by all means, buy this. Collapse

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