By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Initially released in Japan in 1987, the original FINAL FANTASY amazed audiences with its rich story and stunning graphics.
Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side-view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all FINAL FANTASY games to come.
This release also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game--the Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time.
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ESRB Rating: E10+ with Mild Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes
What's New in Version 1.0.9
Good game but my party is at level 40 and yet no knight, ninja, white wizard, black wizard, etc is there even any of these characters I have items and I can't use it
Mediocre port of an otherwise good RPG.
Final Fantasy is awesome. Sadly, like the GBA and PSP versions, this is the Easy Mode from Origins with a bunch of extra content. The extra content is a lot of fun, but the main portion of the game is much, much easier for veterans of the game.
Graphically it's nice, but it's a shame the Black Wizard uses the ridiculous poofy pants look instead of the cooler appearances found in the NES or the gold lined robes on the GBA.
The problem is the iOS port is a bit sloppy. Controls work, but aren't as fast as on the consoles since after you tap a command or a spell or an enemy, the icon flashes for a split second. This quickly adds up and slows down the pace of the game.
Older versions of the game used a discreet D-Pad in the bottom left of the screen. It worked fine. The newest version of the game has an ugly white border with "Final Fantasy" and has a ghastly, awful new D-Pad system that requires you to tap then drag anywhere on the left side to appear. The problem is that the D-Pad now has these ugly massive prongs that cover more of the screen, and feels much less responsive. This is especially troublesome in some of the bonus dungeons where being able to tap the D-Pad to move tile by tile was very important.
In addition to the control issues in the latest update, the port is still bare bones and lacks volume sliders for SFX and music, still has zero support for rotation (phone can only be held with power button on the top left), and exits the game if you switch to another application, meaning you cannot answer your phone or send texts during a long boss battle lest you be forced to restart!
Graphically it's pretty, and the remixed music for the bonus bosses is a nice touch, but in terms of controls and interface it feels like a sloppy attempt at cashing in on a well known franchise. I hate the new D-Pad so much (most games like Bug Panic offer multiple control / D-Pad options) that I can't really recommend this.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 07, 2015
- Version: 1.0.9
- Size: 85.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1987, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.