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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 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: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  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. Expand
  2. 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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  3. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    Going with both the GBA and the SNES version, Final Fantasy 6 is, in my opinion, the finest Final Fantasy adventure ever. Memorable, humanGoing with both the GBA and the SNES version, Final Fantasy 6 is, in my opinion, the finest Final Fantasy adventure ever. Memorable, human like characters (Kefka is an amazing villain and a wonderfully evil human being), compelling and emotional story, amazing soundtrack and timeless gameplay. All the Final Fantasy games onwards after 6 wouldn't be as good(or bad) as they are if they didn't have the important aspects 6 has laid out on the series as well as other RPG's. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2020
    10
    As a long time fan whom played every title from the series, Final Fantasy VI is hands dow the best of the best. A fantastic plot, excitingAs a long time fan whom played every title from the series, Final Fantasy VI is hands dow the best of the best. A fantastic plot, exciting mechanics and interesting characters, a whole lot of them. There is a reason why Square wanted to remake Final Fantasy 6 first before moving on to Final Fantasy 7. Unfortunately for us the fanboys won out... well, maybe it's not that unfortunate, FF7 was a dumpster fire of a game. An while it may have been many peoples entry point into the series, the plot was a dumpster fire with uninteresting characters. I think I the remake will do wonders for the game and transform it into the legendary game it's believed to be. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    The 1st FF game I've ever got, and hands down, the best one I've played. I fell in love with all of the characters in this game, very wellThe 1st FF game I've ever got, and hands down, the best one I've played. I fell in love with all of the characters in this game, very well developed. And the plot is also heart-warming, as you experience all of the main characters side-stories. I would want to play the original game on the SNES to see the brilliance of Final Fantasy VI back then. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    Masterful soundtrack, wonderful graphics, fun game play, intense story, great characters. It doesn't need anything else. What an incredible game!
  7. Jun 3, 2020
    0
    If forced at gunpoint, I would still choose FF7 over FF6. FF7 is the type of game that makes me want to play other Final Fantasy gamesIf forced at gunpoint, I would still choose FF7 over FF6. FF7 is the type of game that makes me want to play other Final Fantasy games including 6. FF6 just does not have that same charm. The towns are repetitive. 14 characters is great in quantity, but lacking in quality, especially in story exposition, something FF7 achieved way better. The story of FF6 was bland, the villain even blander, like some ripoff Joker. The bosses were jokes too, all super easy to defeat once the right magic and equipment were obtained. FF6 gets too much hype among Final Fantasy purists. If there is one thing I agree on, it is that FF6 is the one in serious need of a remake. Who knows: improve the graphics to modern standards, and FF6 may become so much better to play. Then can one seriously compare 6 and 7. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2007
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