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Final Fantasy V Box Art
System/s: Mobile, PS3, PSP
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: JRPG
Players: 1
GD Score: 88
Press Scores
Release Date:
N. America: Mar. 28, 2013
Europe: Mar. 28, 2013
Australia: Mar. 28, 2013
Japan: Mar. 28, 2013
ESRB: Everyone 10+

"So Much Class!"

REVIEW |

Author: Erik Sugay  

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There are not many genres that can transition easily from a tactile-based control system to one that is decidedly not. Fortunately, the tried-and-true, turn-based, active-time-battle RPG formula can be straightforwardly adapted to mobile touch screen devices. You place your finger anywhere on the screen and a makeshift eight-directional pad pops up for you to guide your character. Various on-screen icons and prompts take care of any miscellaneous commands that you need to execute: hopping onto a vehicle (like airships and those docile Chocobos), attacking (physically or magically), defending, talking, buying/selling, equipping items, etc.

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While you can normally only save on the world map / field or at a myriad of save points, in order to make the game more friendly for speedy, pick-up-and-play accessibility, you can also thankfully initiate a quicksave at any point. 

As far as presentation goes, I have played Final Fantasy V many times before, so hearing its tunes still gives me goosebumps, even if I do consider it to be one of the weaker soundtracks in the series. Avoiding the undeniably dated 3D visuals of the DS remakes, V still resembles its 16-bit heritage with its blocky aesthetic and static, top-down camera view. However, this version has been revamped for a more modern, cleaner, crisper look, with finer, beautifully detailed Yoshitaka Amano illustrations used for character portraits. My only gripe, and it is a fairly petty one, is that there was not anything particularly wrong with how the original looked, as its retro look is one that ages quite well.

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That is Final Fantasy V at its essence. It may not be the best of the series, but it has stood the test of time and, as an example of how to make a role-playing game on mobile platforms, it certainly is the pinnacle.


GameDynamo's Score for Final Fantasy V (Mobile)
Graphics
Wonderfully revamped look stays true to its classic heritage.
Sound
I cannot fault the game for the device's relatively weak speakers. The soundtrack is still pretty great, by any standard.
Gameplay
Exactly what you would expect from an older RPG.
Play Value
A fairly high price compared to other games available on the app store.
 
Final Score  88  
Considering the game's pedigree, it is a great game and should not be missed.

Posted on 04/10/2013 | Game Played on: iPhone
Erik Sugay

Writes for a few media outlets, does graphic design work for a few clients, as well as production work for a few studios (all poorly). Believes the best correlation between the words "twilight" and "sparkle" has less to do with vampires and more to do with a sarcastic pony.

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