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  • Summary: In FINAL FANTASY, the tale begins when four young warriors, each possessing a Crystal, are summoned to bring the world back to a harmonious elemental balance. During their voyage, they discover a nefarious entity has created turmoil in the structure of time in order to take control of theIn FINAL FANTASY, the tale begins when four young warriors, each possessing a Crystal, are summoned to bring the world back to a harmonious elemental balance. During their voyage, they discover a nefarious entity has created turmoil in the structure of time in order to take control of the world, causing the heroes to travel to places they never imagined possible. This all-new anniversary edition contain the best treatment of the classic RPG and features all-new character art, updated graphics, new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an updated camera view that gives players a new vantage point. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: TOSE
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Console-style RPG, Console-style RPG, Japanese-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. 95
    Gamers who are used to contemporary titles may find this one a little too simplistic and old for their tastes but if you can look beyond that, you'll be treated to an amazing rendition of a classic console RPG. [July 2007, p.86]
  2. PSM Magazine
    80
    It's definitely old-school, but it's just as fun and charming as it was 20 years ago - only with modern tweaks that make it even better. [Aug 2007, p.83]
  3. Despite the game generally being the same as it was the last few times I played it, the PSP version pulled me right back in as if it were a completely new experience, and I didn’t want to let go.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    70
    A deeply nostalgic trip for the fans. Even by today's standards this is not a bad RPG, but the lack of proper story and the constant fighting make it hard to recommend it to casual gamers. The PSP-version is definetely the best version of this game, thanks to the new, upgraded graphics. [Mar 2008]
  5. If you are looking for a title to suck up about 15-20 hours of your gaming life, then where better to look than the title that really sparked the life sucking genre of RPGs.
  6. Gamers who want to see for the first time the origins of the long-running series will have a decent enough reason to check out Final Fantasy on PSP: its high resolution visuals and distinctly retro gameplay set it aside from modern RPGs. However, for everyone else it’s just another cheap cash-in for Square Enix.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    39
    An interesting gaming artifact, and very lovable...but essentially rubbish. [May 2008, p.79]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. AdamLang
    Apr 6, 2009
    10
    A lot of the lower scores seem to have a common statement which points to the fact that there are older ports of these games (mostly noted forA lot of the lower scores seem to have a common statement which points to the fact that there are older ports of these games (mostly noted for the GBA). There's a reason why there are continuous ports of these games. A game that created the basis of RPGs (which disappeared within the PS2 era) for a portable gaming handheld is awesome. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2014
    9
    I'm not really sure if I understand the negativity that this game is receiving. While this game is indeed intensely retro, the gameplay hasI'm not really sure if I understand the negativity that this game is receiving. While this game is indeed intensely retro, the gameplay has been greatly tweaked (now we have MP - a MUCH needed addition), the graphics have been lovingly enhanced from the PSX version, and the music, like the PSX version, has been wonderfully reimainged, unlike other Final Fnatasy ports, where the music is 'new' but largely identical. The story in its elements is still good in a fairy-tale type of way, although as a cohesive whole, the story is quite weak, admittedly. While Final Fantasy, at least starting with part IV (II US), played out more like a novel or a movie, this original entry plays out more like a TV series or collection of fables, but these episodes or short stories are sometimes interesting. Lastly, in addition to the new MP system for magic, by adding Dash abilities, quicker leveling and removing some lackluster battle system elements allows this game to play out a lot faster than originally; I think you could probably beat the game in about half the time despite accomplishing just as much. Expand
  3. Matt
    Aug 2, 2007
    9
    I feel this this game is getting a bad rap. This is without a doubt the best remake of any Final Fantasy ever. Stunning visuals, a new I feel this this game is getting a bad rap. This is without a doubt the best remake of any Final Fantasy ever. Stunning visuals, a new dungeon and better music make this game a must play for RPG enthusiast's. Other than that it is very similar to the original, as you probably expect. If your a new comer to the series or if you could just go for some classic FF you will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Oct 10, 2012
    8
    If you haven't played Final Fantasy 1, this is your best chance as this is the best version out there. With a improved appealing appearanceIf you haven't played Final Fantasy 1, this is your best chance as this is the best version out there. With a improved appealing appearance and design, incredible music, fantastic gameplay battle system and a whole new bunch of extras never seen before, this is the game you must get. Whether you are a old FF fan who played Dawn of Souls/Origins/Original or haven't played FF1 or a new fan, this game is worth every single coin. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2020
    8
    This is a great game, and one of the first games I've ever played. It doesn't have the best story, but where it's lacking there, it makes upThis is a great game, and one of the first games I've ever played. It doesn't have the best story, but where it's lacking there, it makes up for in its awesome gameplay and dungeons. The original was a great game, but the PSP adds some epic new bonus dungeons, and one of my favorite of all time, the Labyrinth of Time. The different debuffs you must choose from and the epic superboss at the end, I love it! The music is pretty good too, some of my favorites are Flying Fortress, Chaos Shrine, and the best of all, Final Battle. Overall, this is a great game but not as good as other entries in the FF series. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2020
    7
    es un videojuego de rol creado por Hironobu Sakaguchi, desarrollado y publicado en Japón por Square Co. en 1987; y publicado en Estados Unidoses un videojuego de rol creado por Hironobu Sakaguchi, desarrollado y publicado en Japón por Square Co. en 1987; y publicado en Estados Unidos por Nintendo of America, Inc. en 1990. Es el primer juego de Square de la serie Final Fantasy. Originalmente lanzado para la consola Nintendo Entertainment System (también conocida como NES), Final Fantasy fue relanzado para varias consolas más y es frecuentemente incluido junto a Final Fantasy II en colecciones de juegos. La historia comienza con cuatro jóvenes llamados los Guerreros de la Luz, quienes llevan consigo uno de los cuatro cristales Expand
  7. AB
    Jul 8, 2007
    6
    Without a doubt, the original Final Fantasy is a true classic; sadly, the Anniversary remake does not update the gameplay. Instead, by making Without a doubt, the original Final Fantasy is a true classic; sadly, the Anniversary remake does not update the gameplay. Instead, by making only graphical and auditory changes, it allows this aged masterpiece to rust rather than shine. Expand

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