Final Fantasy Anthology (PS)
- Two Final Fantasy classics in one all-conquering package
- Discover the origins of the Final Fantasy series
- Storyline enhanced with brand new FMV footage
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- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
Available for the first time in Britain, this super value compendium includes both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI. Originally released on the Super NES both games features enhanced graphics and sounds the perfectly compliment the 16-bit origins of the games. This includes a beautifully animated new intro movie for both games and a bonus mode for Final Fantasy VI with supplementary artwork and data files. There's even an extra audio CD featuring music from both games.
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Top Customer Reviews
Final Fantasy IV
This one is perhaps the hardest Final Fantasy to beat (this or Final Fantasy VIII. Final Fantasy VIII gets hard at the end, where this has constant boss fights, in which half of them are hard to beat, and when I say they're hard, I do mean HARD).
This one is the one that introduces the ATB (Active Time Battle) system. I heard rumours that this was also the first to introduce the summons, but I recently found out that it was actually Final Fantasy III that introduced the summons. This one is filled with many characters, who each have different job classes. There's the dark knight Cecil, who later becomes a Paladin. There's also the dragoon Kain, the summoner Rydia, the white mage Rosa and many more.
This also has two types of chocobo; the ordinary yellow ones, and the black ones (they for some reason appear purple in the game) that can fly, though they can't fly past mountains and can only land in forest areas. Lastly in this game, you can have up to five part members in battle, where in the other early Final Fantasies, you can only have four, but three in Final Fantasies VII, VIII and X.
This one has a very interesting storyline to it. It revolves around Cecil, who starts of as the captain of Baron's Red Wings, but demoted from his job, after questioning the king with regard to why he wants the crystals.Read more ›
For those of you whose only experience of the series has been on the Playstation, you really don't know what you are missing. The early games are up to par with the later ones and in many ways are better. Final Fantasy 4 and 5 both have involving stories and great gameplay (the job system in 5 is one of the highlights of the whole series).
But, whilst any RPG player worth their salt will gain much enjoyment from them, I wouldn't suggest them for everyone. If you are not really into the genre, then you may not have the perseverance to stick them through, as they have aged slightly since their release. In this case, you might want to go for a more modern and action oriented RPG, such as Baldur's Gate or the sublime Vagrant Story. Also, if you are into RPGs, but don't have FF6, then I would buy that first. Of all the FF games it is my second favourite and the sheer quality of its story and gameplay makes it the easiest introduction to the older games.
Anyway, 4 and 5 are both top games and you will have difficulty finding a better RPG for your money.
Finally, a word to certain fans of the series. Please will you stop putting FF7 down. Whilst 8-10 are not what they could have been, I rate 7 higher than any of the games in the series. It has (in my opinion) the most invloving story, encompasses the best environments and has better humour, narration and styling than any of the others. Also, Sephiroth would beat Kefka any day...
Final Fantasy IV
You play the role of Cecil, a dark knight who works for the king in Baron and is the commander of an airship army known as The Red Wings. Cecil is forced to turn traitor on his own homeland after the king starts sending him on some not-so-very-polite missions. Other characters in the game include Rosa, who is a white mage and girlfriend to Cecil, and Kain who is a dragoon and Cecil's childhood friend.
FFIV is the first game in the FF series to use an ATB (Active Time Battle) system. The system determines when a move is made during battles, depending on a character's speed stats and how long it takes you to give a command to a character, making for more intense and exciting battles. In FFIV you can have up to five characters in your party at any one time, unlike most FF games that only allow four.
Leveling up your characters is simple in that you just fight, gain EXP and buy new equipment from towns; and if a character can use magic they'll gradually learn new spells as their levels increase. But managing your equipment can be a bit of a chore. Other than the actual names themselves there are no descriptions for any armour or weapons you pick up, which leaves you guessing what they actually do. There are no comparible stats either, meaning that you have to equip and then remove gear just to see whether the stats are better or worse. Also your inventory is limited to twenty slots which only adds to the equipment management nightmare.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So happy! Brand new seald one, in an excellent condition, and I feel lucky to have it now, this one goes to my collections.Published on 17 Mar. 2014 by Savvidis Savvas
been looking for these two games for a while now and to get them in one pack is great for my collectionPublished on 12 Dec. 2013 by Chris
FF have always been good games so worth getting but not at the £300 that it is showing on here!!!!! you can buy a ps3 and download all the FF games on PSN for that and that does... Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by Mr. S. Ciesielski
Anthology is FF4+5 the 2 are Good Games and are a lot better Compared to FF Origins the Story has been Improved making the Games more Enjoyable
The Music is also Good... Read more
Well, it was hard to keep it under the 1,000 word limit but I managed. First off FFV is an extremely underrated game and we all know that FFVII is overrated, so I've given you an... Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2006 by X-Death Nightmare
Firstly I began playing FFIV. I really enjoyed this game as I found the characters to be very likable (I especially loved Rydia (a summoner) and Edge (a ninja)) and I found the... Read morePublished on 7 July 2004 by Karen Michelle
Very good games. The only problem is the graphics, which let the game down, but considering the game is like 10 years old, they are quite good for the time! Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2003
Ok first of all if your new to Final Fantasy (Where have you been for the last 15 years?)buy either FF7 or FF8, my preference is FF8 but the story is undoubtedly better in FF7. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2003 by D. Cadman
I would definitely recommend getting these games if you are a fan of the other Final Fantasy titles. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2003 by John McCormick