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Final Fantasy V


So, keeping with my tradition of being the last person on the planet to play good games, I picked up Final Fantasy Anthology for $10. Of couse, FFVI is the good game of the two on that two-game set.

However, I'm playing FFV first, since this is just something to do while pedalling on an exercise bike. Perfect for that.

Why doesn't Captain Faris have a fan following? I guess the rest of the game is so short on characterization and plot that it's mostly for game mechanics fans, but this character needs more love.

I think Faris was reborn as Lightning Farron. A pity the fake pirate accent disappeared.

Also, Galuf is clearly Captain Basch after getting bashed on the head with a rock.

I'm only partway through the game -- I need to head off to Crescent Island to collect my next plot coupon -- but it's a fun diversion.

I'll play VI when I'm finished so I can finally enjoy the game which so many of my Old School Gamer friends seem to recommend.


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samuraiter
Sep. 19th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Alas, IMO, Anthology is the worst version of both games. Especially #5. The translation is sub-par. If you can get your hands on it, I recommend the GBA version, which not only has a kickass translation, but also great extras. Nonetheless, any way you can get to play it is a good way. Most underrated game in the series. :-) (Except for #3.)
pearlrose86
Sep. 19th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Seconding the love for the GBA translation of V. I have that one ready to go in my DS at the moment, actually. It's very funny, and part of the reason why V is possibly my third-favorite game in the series.

I like it for what it is, which is a fun, lighthearted (well, as lighthearted as FF can get) game that gives us the AMAZINGNESS of Faris, and Gilgamesh, and several other amusing things. Bartz is also wonderfully hilarious. <3
samuraiter
Sep. 19th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Bartz: "Here we go! And stuff!"

From having no personality at all in several translations to being rather amusing. :-) I like him nowadays.
auronlu
Sep. 19th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm stuck playing on a back-compatible PS3 or PS2, so what I'm doing is playing the game, then grabbing the GBA script from Neoseeker and rereading the scene I've just played.
sissyhiyah
Sep. 19th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
For those of us that have no GBA, is it really a ton of stuff that's lost or can I just wing it from online translations? If it's one or two things, I'll try a translation, but if we're talking substantial differences, do I need to beg/borrow/beat my friends over the head and steal their GBAs in order to get a different gaming experience?
samuraiter
Sep. 19th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
The cartridge has been in circulation long enough – half a decade, IIRC – that playing it through *cough* alternate means might be a good idea. The script is great, though, so, if you get a chance, by all means, give it a go. :-)
sissyhiyah
Sep. 19th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Heh. I played the original on snes, I think, a looooooong time ago, but have only recently tried dusting off the psone discs I had in an old box of games. I've heard about variations, but never really paid much attention. Nerd that I am, I'll probably end up playing every version they have. Gotta do something to stay sane at work, right? I can't spend my time working. Pfft.

Thanks!

Edited at 2011-09-19 02:37 pm (UTC)
sissyhiyah
Sep. 19th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I'm firmly convinced that Quistis is the one that brought Gilgamesh to the world of FFVIII through a botched casting of Degenerator. He's the same one that knocks Seifer out after he slices Odin in half. I mean, one DOES gain the Gilgamesh card from Quistis during the sidequest and she CAN transport enemies from one dimension to another with that spell.

Um...not that I've been playing V lately myself or anything.
auronlu
Sep. 19th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Here's the GBA Final Fantasy Script I've been referring back to in order to pick up whatever the dumb translation missed.

As I'm a translator myself, I can interpolate humor into a bad translation, but it does help.
ovo_lexa
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
I think Faris is actually the most popular character of the game. The problem is that the game itself isn't popular. XD

Careful on FFVI Anthology, though. The loading times have a reputation for a reason. D:

( FMVs are pretty, though. :D )
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