No, sorry for the misleading title; this post isn’t about the album Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale; it is merely the conclusion of this string of posts I’ve been making all week about the game via material culled from the most recent GameSpite bonus book. (The remainder of the bonus book content is being sidelined for other purposes.)
Today’s entry is just a plain ol’ Final Fantasy VI retrospective. I think it’s a pretty good one, and I say this as someone who is quick to admit when something he has written is garbage. These days it’s fairly unusual to see articles about FFVI that don’t hastily proclaim it the greatest thing ever or take a contrarian tack and decry it as bloated garbage, since the game’s American fanbase is relatively small compared to that of the subsequent games, and those fans tend to be quite passionate. This article tips in on the “Final Fantasy VI is great” side of the scales, but not all the way to “Final Fantasy VI is the greatest.” I apologize in advance if this offends. Nah, just kidding. If you’re offended by someone else’s opinion about a video game that you didn’t personally create, I strongly recommend spending a few months away from your computer to develop a sense of perspective. It’s healthy!
(Also, as an aside, the next book will be mailed in June to anyone who is a site supporter as the end of this month.)