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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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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.)
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
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.
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.
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?
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. :-)
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.


Edited at 2011-09-19 02:37 pm (UTC)
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.
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.
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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