So, I haven’t been able to pump out SNES reviews as quickly as I would have liked. I started on Final Fantasy IV (SNES Final Fantasy II) and just couldn’t get into it. I’ll try again in the future but…I have a hard time getting past the terrible translation. I may try to play through the GBA version via the GCN GBA Player so I don’t have to look at a small screen.
I am, however, going to start on Final Fantasy V. It’s a game I’ve never played and it seems really interesting. It made it’s debut in 1992 on the Super Famicom but was not released in the U.S. on the SNES. So, technically, a SNES game, I’m counting it. Final Fantasy V eventually made it’s way to the U.S. on the PS Final Fantasy Anthology (which I owned but never played, the load times are insane) and then later the GBA.
The Final Fantasy 5 Four Job Fiesta was what really sparked my interest in the game. Basically, in Final Fantasy V you unlock jobs as you proceed through the game. You get different sets at different points in the game. The job fiesta imposes limitations on which jobs you get to use. Jobs are assigned randomly by tweeting @FF5ForFutures, which I think is pretty amazing. Just “@ff5forfutures #reg”. After that, you tweet it when you unlock the next set of jobs, etc. Your party can then only be comprised of those jobs and nothing else.
I like the idea for a couple of reasons: I’ll use jobs I would never use normally, it will be even more challenging and it’s generally motivated me to play a game I wouldn’t normally. So yeah, GBA version played on the GCN GBA Player on a CRT = SNES game.
The first job I unlocked was Blue Mage, which seems like a good thing.