View Full Version : FFV 25 Years Later

Wolf Kanno
09-24-2017, 07:42 PM
So December 3rd will mark the 25th anniversary for Final Fantasy V, I'm making this thread early because December will be a busy month with the series 30th Anniversary and other Holiday shenanigans but September actually marks the 18th anniversary of the games official Western release. So 25 years later, what are your thoughts about this gem of a game?

09-25-2017, 02:06 AM
I loooooooooove FFV

It sucks that it never got a DS/3DS remake like FFIII & FFIV. :cry:

09-25-2017, 08:44 AM
It's great and has a severely underrated soundtrack!

I still remember the days when people dismissed it for having no story and I'm like "haha what".

Seriously, it may be one of the lighter titles with more humor in it than most mainline games, but I still think it has an epic story with some really gut-wrenching moments!

09-25-2017, 09:49 PM
This game has some truly memorable bits.

Reaching Lix in the first world is some of the finest show-don't-tell storytelling I've ever seen in an old school RPG. The music and the familiarity with which the NPCs interact with Bartz say it all. Instantly shows how much of a home this place is to Bartz, and just what emotions he has to deal as a result of his decision to leave it behind to go on his journey. I kinda wish it wasn't topped off with Faris' last line in the night scene, though I guess it only serves to put into perspective that this is merely one story in a world filled to the brim with them.

Also, Gilgamesh's sacrifice is a genuinely pretty amazing moment. He's like this super joke character in the series so it was a shock to see him actually blow himself up to help the party in the game he originates him.

More examples include casually running into Ramuh in the goddamn forest, realizing that the two worlds have merged, and finding the Phantom Village.

And I don't think I need to say anything about Galuf's death.

09-27-2017, 01:42 AM
Started a file for the first time last year. It's been slow going, but I'm making my way through it in between other releases. I'm shocked by how underrated this cast is. I had written a blog post regarding how surprisingly well done Xezat's death was done, considering how little I knew about him. Watching Galuf accept that he's the last living Dawn Warrior was heart wrenching. It's also really nice to play a Final Fantasy that knows its story is goofy AF and just rolls with it.