FINAL FANTASY V
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Return to the classic medieval tale of magic, monsters and friendship with FINAL FANTASY V!
Twenty years after the original FINAL FANTASY V released in Japan, the classic RPG has found its way to mobile devices!
Embark on an epic adventure as four heroes driven together by fate: Bartz and his chocobo companion, Princess Lenna of Castle Tycoon, the mysterious Galuf, and the pirate captain Faris. The crystals that bring peace and prosperity to the world – earth, water, fire, and wind – have lost their power and are on the verge of destruction.
•Customize characters with an unprecedented degree of freedom with the job and ability system – 26 unique job classes!
•Veteran character designer Kazuko Shibuya has returned to recreate the characters and graphics for a completely enhanced mobile experience!
•Touch-screen controls and active-time battle system are optimized for fluid combat on mobile devices
•This new version also includes “The Sealed Temple” from the 2006 release, as well as the Tetsuya Nomura-designed optional boss Enuo, and an extraordinary soundtrack
•Game Center support and plenty of achievements to be earned.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
The following bugs have been addressed:
- Achievements no longer remain locked after their conditions are met.
Great, but not perfect
The game is mostly sprite based, and is good for what it is. It allows you to make a character however you want. But, I didn't like the character portraits for when they are talking. They just seem... Different, then what the characters actually look like. It's like putting a mouse as a character portrait for a Orc. Their is plenty of variety, with tons of classes. However, one thing I really hate is how long it takes to grind for JP. If you haven't played the game yet, I will explain. JP stands for job points. Job points are used to level up jobs. When a job reaches its max level, the freelancer class gains its stats. However, it took a really long time to get job points. You are ussually only gonna get 7 points max when fighting normal enemies. Some jobs take tons of points to max out. An example being the red mages final level taking 999 points. The game uses the job system, and adds a few new classes. It's a good game, and could be improved if the enemies gave more JP.
It's a solid game of course, but they were lazy in some areas. The music is a faithful reproduction of the original 16-bit synth music. Some will like that. I would rather have had the music reworked, as Final Fantasy 1 and 2 did with the Dawn of Souls soundtrack before porting the game to iOS.
Moreover, the artist took too many liberties when drawing the character portraits. Hair color doesn't match, Bartz looks far too effeminate, the art direction is just poor. The portraits are well-defined and have a certain artistic flair, but there aren't any dynamic facial expressions. The artwork does not fit well.
If you're considering buying this, I recommend, instead, considering Final Fantasy I (recently updated for iOS 8 compatibility and modern control) Final Fantasy II (A little buggy; save often and fix the audio with the pulldown menu), or Final Fantasy Dimensions (No nostalgic value, but a solid entry to the top-down Final Fantasy series).
HELP SQUARE ENIX
I don't know how true this is, but rumor has it that SE is in financial trouble. THAT CAN'T HAPPEN. Final Fantasy has always been there, and it HAS to stay. Everyone PLEASE buy these games, and subscribe to games like FFXI and FFXIV to help keep SE afloat
I (FINALLY) finished the Sealed Temple and the Cloister of the Undead, and I've mastered every job for every character. Now it feels like there's nothing left to do.
Please make an update that allows you the option to fight monsters again. Neo Shinryu, Omega MK II, and Enuo turned my hair white, but now I kind of wish I could challenge them again
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 13, 2014
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 143 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1992,2006,2013 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved. ILLUSTRATION : 1992,2006 YOSHITAKA AMANO
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.