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why does ff5 get such unwarranted hate?

Posted: 24th September 2013 03:08

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Why hate on Final Fantasy V?

Americans whose expectations were made by 4, 6, and 7 is my guess. They expected something equally operatic and moody, and were given the opposite: a Disney movie.

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Posted: 29th September 2013 15:54

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IMO the reason 5 wasn't as well received is because by the time it became known in America (ps1) they had already been spoiled by the other final fantasy's namely 6 and 7. Thus gamers and critics responded negatively... A shame this is a great game despite the reviews...

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Posted: 27th February 2015 00:00

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General consensus is the story sucks but the job system is a bamf. The highest rated FF's tend to have a solid mixture of both. FF5 it's mostly just "Look at how awesome the jobs are... oh I guess we need some kind of story too." Gilgamesh is like the only character in the game that doesn't have the personality of drywall.

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Posted: 27th February 2015 14:12

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A system that improved from Final Fantasy III, beginnings of VI's gameplay aspect (such as the memory function), gameplay is actually the last thing one should complain about in V. The music is mediocre, but not bad.

Music wise, this is probably the most memorable for me. There's not a thing wrong with it.

Compared to FFIV's music, it's comparable. Though IV seems more memorable to me.

With VI, though, it doesn't even compare.


As far as story is concerned, it seemed to lack the thematic development of final Fantasy IV, but then again, story might have been sacrificed at the altar of gameplay.

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Posted: 2nd March 2015 15:55

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Am I one of the few people who actually didn't care that much for Gilgamesh and his theme but loved the story and soundtrack anyway?

Always been more of a fan of Exdeath's battle theme, as far as battle themes go. And then there's also The Prelude of Empty Skies, The Evil Lord Exdeath, Exdeath's Castle, The Day Will Come, Harvest, My Home Sweet Home, The Book of Sealings, Cursed Earths, The Four Warriors of Dawn (a certain track from FF7 sounds reminiscent of), and Dear Friends.

Anyway I've always felt that FF5 had a stronger soundtrack than FF4.

Doesn't mean FF4's soundtrack is bad -- I definitely like it a lot too, but it just felt less memorable. To me, at least.

Edit: By "The Day Will Come", I mean this track. It seems there's some disagreement over the names of this track, Nostalgia, and Reminiscence -- they're switched around in the SPC set I have.

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