11 thoughts on “GSJ10: Ahead on our way

  1. Man, even *thinking* about a game like that makes all the games that actually exist seem crappy.

    I mean really, pretty much a combo of even TWO of those games would be the best thing ever.

  2. Done. Book of Memories: coming only to PS Vita. With Vagrant Story thrown in for good measure.*

    *(FFV from concentrate)

  3. Maybe I’m just weird, but Final Fantasy V never really did it for me. Dunno. Not that it was bad by any stretch of the imagination, mind you. Just personal taste, I suppose.

    I have been tempted to try to play through the game on the GBA. I _almost_ finished it on SNES, only to abandon it toward the end and use a endgame save to see how it all turned out. Yeah, I know. Not cool, and not something I usually do. It’ll probably haunt me until the end of my days.

    • The GBA version is the way to go. The graphics don’t have the weird blandness of the SNES original, and the revised script is a thing of beauty. It’ll never be listed among the best localizations ever because it’s not flashy, but it tightens up so much, gives the characters a ton of charm and personality, and makes the whole thing just a really pleasant experience. I find the V cast the most endearing out of all the Final Fantasies just because of the GBA localization.

  4. Besides the job system, the story not taking itself too seriously is a big part of why I love Final Fantasy V.

    Really, the only complaint I have about the game is that it has many dungeons and a few towns and castles that get cut off forever as the plot demands, which can be a real pain in the ass if you’re gunning for bestiary completion or forgot to get that chest/play that piano/defeat that summon/learn that Blue Magic spell*. But still, I love that Squaresoft made this game in the first place, even though it never saw an official English release on the SNES itself.

    * Less of an issue in FFV Advance, where the bonus dungeon has an enemy with every Blue Magic spell in the game.

  5. I love this game so much. It’s probably still my favorite FF, and the headline “Ahead on our way” reminded me how obsessed I was with that song and how the girl I was attempting to court was very unimpressed by it.

    Also, a buddy of mine wrote a serious, thought-out assessment of the game that I enjoy. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t read about video games at all: http://anti-gaming.tumblr.com/post/1082741193/dear-friends

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