Classic Gaming- Final Fantasy V: (1992)

Final Fantasy V is one of the many classic RPG games in the series that many players considered to be just as enjoyable as some of its predecessor.  The fifth installment of Final Fantasy was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in late 1992.  This game was enjoyable for many players because it provided a great storytelling along with an enjoyable soundtrack.  As many fans of the series know the game was directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and composed by Nobro Uematsu who have worked on numerous titles related to this game.  While Final Fantasy V may not be considered the very best game in the series many people  great deal of fun with this title.  In the game the main protagonist Bartz Klauser along with his allies Lanna Tycoon, Galuf Doe, and Faris Scherwiz all journey together to defeat an ancient sorcerer known as Exdeath.  Bartz and his friends make it their mission to defeat Exdeath after learning about the fate of the Wind Crystal that broken into pieces.   Afterwards Bartz discovers that Exdeath has parts of the crystal sealed inside of him.

Throughout the game Bartz and his friends go through a long and exciting journey involving that ultimately brings them into a showdown with Neo-Exdeath. The heroes  ultimately defeat Neo-Exdeath and restore everything including the shattered crystal to normal.  This game similar to many other Final Fantasy titles was fun but also challenging in some areas.  The boss battles were especially challenging during the first time one played the game.  We all know that in many games the final boss is usually the most difficult but there are also exceptions where some bosses are more troublesome then the last.  Some people who have played Final Fantasy V will probably argue that bosses such as:  Shrinyou and Omega were more difficult than Neo-Exdeath.  There are also some individuals who might argue that the bosses were not difficult at all, but this generally varies on who you ask.

Final Fantasy V was another wonderful game developed by Square in 1992 that would probably pale in comparison to games including its successors Final Fantasy VI & Final Fantasy VII.  This game was well received from critics and gamers alike.  It has been named the “15th All Time Best Game” by Famitsu and has won the awards for the “Best Import Game” and “Best Music for an Import Game” by GameFan Golden Megawards.  This is another RPG classic has made some dramatic improvements in comparison to its predecessor Final Fantasy IV.   While Final Fantasy V was considered to be a great game by many people the series would only get better as time passed.  Gaming Hearts Collection along with many other gaming publications feel that just because Final Fantasy V is not the very best game in the series it does not mean it should be overlooked.


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