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 1.0.4
Indonesian, Korean, and Thai language support added.
For a game that's pushing thirty...
...it's alright. On the plus side, the music is great, the in-battle graphics are pretty and there's easily 100+ hours of game time with all the post-game dungeons. However, this game first came out in the mid-80s. It's barely changed at all. The endless random encounters, the long treks back and forth across a bland, blurry world map, the dull combat with the tactical depth of tic-tac-toe: all these things make the game something of a chore to get through. Waiting over a minute for an slow NPC to move out of the way is agonising.
I've completed the game once. I've started a couple of new games since, but never made it past the first Fiend before getting bored. There's nothing new to do, no secrets you'll have missed the first time around.
If you're after a simple RPG, I'd recommend this while it's still on sale.
But If you want something with a real story, decent production values and enjoyable gameplay, give it a miss.
Being quite new to the ff world I am giving this game 5* on its amazing story and general gameplay for its time! I would have started playing earlier but got wrapped up in Pokemon and Zelda instead! One criticism would be it won't work with multitasking so you can't go off the app to answer a text and jump straight back onto it without restarting!
As always with Final Fantasy, there is much gameplay to be had within these wonderful gems. However this 'gem' needs polishing to better use the iPhone 5! Scaling is rather poor on the device sadly. I have no idea how easy it is to do such things, but it is in dire need!
- Category: Games
- Updated: 29 January 2013
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 88.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Developer: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1987, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.