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I finally did it

Posted: 18th August 2020 20:10

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I finally did it. I beat Final Fantasy 5.

It's crazy to think that over 20 years ago I fell in love with Secret of Mana, FF4, FF6 and Chrono Trigger.

For years I had the chance to play FF5 and also tried a few times but I never got past the beginning... Somehow the characters and visuals were uninspiring. (Probably got spoiled by FF6)

A few weeks ago I tried again... and today I finally beat Neo Exdeath.
I have no idea why I waited so long but I'm kinda glad I saved this treat for myself. biggrin.gif

The job (and battle) system is just brilliant. I had so much fun trying out and combining abilities, equipment and magic.
And some of the battles were actually challenging. I even had to change up my tactics in the final battle. (Whereas Kefka got mauled easily on the first try)

Sure the story and characters are average but I didn't mind them too much. Maybe because I didn't have much expectations.
It was also quite interesting to see how much stuff from FF5 were an inspiration for stuff FF6. And of course the job system in FF Tactics.

I guess I still have to beat the superbosses, so I'm off to grind... thumbup.gif




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Posted: 21st August 2020 16:47

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I guess I still have to beat the superbosses, so I'm off to grind... thumbup.gif

Is that Omega and Shinryu or are you doing the Sealed Temple/Cloister of the Dead?
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Posted: 21st August 2020 20:17

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The job (and battle) system is just brilliant. I had so much fun trying out and combining abilities, equipment and magic.

The job system is really fantastic, and it's why FFV is my most-played non-MMO/mobile game. It still feels fresh even after playing the game countless times, especially with the constraints of the Fiesta. I'm so glad you decided to give the game a try and enjoyed it, because it really is a gem.
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Posted: 23rd August 2020 15:25

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Quote (Cefca @ 21st August 2020 18:47)

Is that Omega and Shinryu or are you doing the Sealed Temple/Cloister of the Dead?

Omega and Shinryu, not playing the version with the Sealed Temple...
Actually just beat Omega, so Shinryu is up next!

Quote (AltheaValara @ 21st August 2020 22:17)

The job system is really fantastic, and it's why FFV is my most-played non-MMO/mobile game. It still feels fresh even after playing the game countless times, especially with the constraints of the Fiesta. I'm so glad you decided to give the game a try and enjoyed it, because it really is a gem.


I am too and will definitely re-play it sometime. That Four Job Fiesta thing sounds like fun.
And I probably will get the version with the extra dungeons next time as well.
And yes, the job system REALLY surprised me. So good. (Although loved it in FFT too)

Next up is FF8 I think... it's never been a favourite but I feel it deserves another run.


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Posted: 24th August 2020 15:38

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Congrats!

FF5 is harder than FF6 yeah.

I beat it a while back but didn't beat Omega or Shinryu. I didn't go all-in on leveling up all the classes and planning strats enough to beat either of them.

I still like the story though. Especially the endgame dungeon with all the bosses, as well as a certain famous dramatic encounter with Exdeath much earlier in the game.

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Posted: 3rd September 2020 21:29
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FF5 and FF6 are on the same level for me, both kinda hard.
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