In this Final Fantasy collection, Final Fantasy Origins has Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II all fixed up and gives those who were too young to even remember the games a chance to enjoy them. This game is worth it since you can final experience what made the Final Fantasy series so amazing. The first Final Fantasy is already a classic game. In this game, you must set off on an adventure to save princess Sarah from the evil Garland. After that it becomes much more! At the start of the game, you have a choice to choose four light warriors from either a Warrior (Fighter), Black Mage, White Mage, Red Mage, Thief, and Monk (Black Belt). The game plays out like any other Final Fantasy: random battles, buying and selling weapons and items, and looking for treasure. The battle system for FF1 is turn based, slightly different from the active time battle the latest Final Fantasy games have. In this game, you must buy your magic. Also, only certain characters can learn certain magic and others don’t learn any magic at all. They depend completely on their physical power. As you progress through the game, your characters will eventually upgrade into more powerful mages and warriors. Then they’ll have the ability to learn even more magic abilities. You will travel to different caves and dungeons, which sometimes, you must travel back to obtain all the treasures. The second Final Fantasy is not as great as the first but it is still worth playing. For the first time, the characters you play as will actually be important for the story line. You play as Firion, Maria, Gus, and Leon, Maria’s brother. Your home gets attacked and you are now separated from your friend Leon. Not only did you loss your friend but many nations are under attacked by the evil Emperor. Your mission is to help out with the rebellion and put an end to the Emperor’s evil ways. The battle system in the game is turned based as well. The characters don’t have special abilities of their own so the are all the same. This means that you can make all the characters alike with the magic abilities you want. You also have to buy the magic in this game but you can buy several magic scrolls of the same type of magic to power up that magic ability. Also, you can only equip two items at a time on each character. As you progress through the game, you will also be able to use more characters to help you along the way. As for extras in this game, there are two different FMVs that play at the beginning of each game. There is also a picture gallery that unlocks picture as you encounter more enemies and collect all the treasures of the game. There is also an item list to show you how many items are in a certain dungeon or place. As for gameplay, the games are short; 30 hours each but it may take longer to collect those items. He graphics are a great improvement from 8-bit to 32-bit. The sound is also improved. You’ll even appreciate that the soundtrack to this game is remixed and, in my opinion, one of the best soundtracks for a game. As for most RPGs, FF Origins has a good replay value since you can play easy and normal mode. Overall, you don’t have to be a Final Fantasy fan to enjoy two classic RPGs. The two games make an excellent addition to your Final Fantasy collection.
Final Fantasy Origins came out last April. After playing the WonderSwan Versions of Final Fantasy 1+2 i realized Woo there coming to america! so i ran out the day it was released and picked up this classic pack. i'll sta... Read Full Review
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