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Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (GBA)
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on 2 May 2017
Great combination of games, if only Dawn of Souls were on steam. But for now, I will enjoy them on the GBA. Strongly recommend it to all fans of the final fantasy games. I mean honestly, you should play the first one, without it we'd probably have no square enix!

Here's a fun tip for a mini game within the game to get free items! When you have a boat (Or a sled in 2) Hold A and press B 22 times, you will gain access to a hidden 15 puzzle (Or on 2 you get a game of pairs, personally I prefer pairs..) Granting you items and gil every time you complete it.
If you max out the "toad" spell in FF2, you get a different game of pairs, that gives far better rewards.
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on 29 October 2012
I liked the original 8-bit Final Fantasy that was released for the NES, one of the most classic RPGs ever.

So then I was really excited to try the GBA remake of the first game. You also get the second title as a bonus, which I have not tried yet. Some say it is not as good as the first.

The way I play it is by using a Gameboy Player for my Nintendo Gamecube in which you can insert your cartdridge and play it on the big screen with a gamecube controller or even the GBA itself, it is really cool like this.

One thing to note, there are more US versions of this cartridge than PAL UK versions, however, if you would like to purchase one, get any regional cartridge as they have no problems working on a UK gamecube or any GBA including DS & DS Lite only. Get a a US one and pay less for the same quality product that is guaranteed to work.

Have fun with it guys, fun for hours.
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on 24 August 2012
FFI is just a classic game. It's a sprite game, so the feel is a lot like pokémon (though this game is much better).
FFII had much better music, but wasn't quite as good a game in my opinion.
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on 19 September 2013
never got around to playing II, but that first game holds up surprisingly well, well worth checking out if your a RPG nerd (and I know you are)
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VINE VOICEon 17 December 2004
This game is amazing. It is the first ever Final Fantasy games ever.. all on one game pack. The graphics have improved since the original releases.
Final Fantasy 1
In Final Fantasy one, you take control of 4 heros. You can select their class, and name. The leveling up system is used in this game, making it easy to track your character's progression. You buy magic spells from speciel shops, situated in most towns. The battle system is very easy to follow, using a turn-based method. The story is very involving.
Final Fantasy 2
In this game, you take control of 4 characters. There is no leveling up system, instead you gain skill points for using armour and weapons, this also increases HP and MP over time. When you cast magic, it also levels up, so for example
Thunder - Thunder lv.2 - Thunder lv.3 and so on.
This increases the power, but the MP cost of the spell. You are limited to 16 spells per character, but any character can lean magic. Each character can use a range of weapons. The battle system is identical to the Final Fantasy One system (turn based.)
In both games, they have added a new dungeon series, where you can fight extra bosses, including some from other Final Fantasy games. These dungeons add roughly between 8 and 10 hours of gameplay. Overall, these games are a must buy for beginners to the series, or veteren players. I recomend this game to people who enjoy engrossing stroylines, and gripping gameplay.
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on 9 December 2004
Everybody thats a true Final Fantasy fan will have already got Final Fantasy Origins for the PS1 and would have thought that this FF1 was far to easy with the only set backs being that money was hard to come by then in FF2 many people would say that this was the worse advancement system that has been featured in a FF due to having to hit your own characters or use attacks ect many times to raise stats.
But in Dawn of souls, you have FF1 which in personal opinion is a little harder because there is more spells, weapons and armors to be gotten and not forgetting the fact that upon completion of the "Elemental Guardians" you can visit special areas which feature special boss fights in which you fight enemy boss's from FF3-FF6.
Then in FF2 the advancement system is ALOT easier to use and to advance within the game and again features better graphics because of the smaller screen and GBA graphic engine, and Square Enix have also added the best game ending unlockable inwhich you can play through the game with your characters in ANOTHER STORYLINE!!
In other words Square-Enix have done a great job in taking 2 FF classics and making them even better which many would have said it be impossible.
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on 15 January 2005
These two classic games have been re-released for the third time, now on the Game Boy Advance. First I will discuss Final Fantasy, followed by Final Fantasy II.
In FF, the world was shrouded in darkness. Lukahn prophesied that four warriors of light would one day appear to restore everything back to normal, basically. You control the warriors of light. You begin by naming your characters and giving them each one of 6 classes which upgrade later in the game: Warrior (Knight), Thief (Ninja), Monk (Master), Red Mage (Red Wizard), White Mage (White Wizard) and Black Mage (Black Wizard), each with their own strengths and weaknesses. I won't go into this, but you basically can customise your party to suit your needs and battle style. Once you select your classes and names, you can't change them. Ever. Unless you play again. You level up with, well, levels, and each level up increases your stats slightly.
The storyline is the same. You are on a quest to restore the four crystals to grace (plenty of NPC's tell you this) and defeat Chaos. The graphics are quite good. The battle landscapes are very well-done, and the FMV's are stunning compared to what you might see on other GBA games. The characters and NPC's alike are very small, and you could say not that detailed. They are similar to the little sprite people in later Pokemon games, but more detailed than those.
Each character can equip a weapon, a shield, a helm, and piece of body armour, and a pair of gloves. These increase their stats in most cases, although an exception is that Monks do more damage without weapons. And some equipment can decrease stats such as evasion.
A note on magic. In towns, there are white and black magic shops. There are 4 spells of each level (1-8), but a character can only equip 3 per level. Knights and Ninjas can also use low level white and black magic respectively. Red mages can only use certain spells.
There are also some additions to this version. The spell charge system has been abandoned and replaced with the MP system. Many things have been renamed, and bosses have different stats. There are new dungeons-Soul of Chaos. Each of these is accessible after defeating a certain boss (four dungeons, so four bosses). In each, you will be able to face bosses from other FF's, including the infamous Omega and Shinryu from FF5! And a small thing-the B-button dash was added.
Wow! I have written so much yet still haven't said a thing about FF II. Here goes...
Long story short, the emperor of Palmecia has unleashed monsters from the underworld upon the world. You play a young group of rebels named Firion, Maria, Guy and Leon. Their parents are killed when Fynn is attacked by the empire. They flee to a remote town called Altair, where they join the rebel army. At the beginning, Firion, Maria and Guy set out to Fynn to find Leon. Other characters come and go during your progression through the game.
FFII uses a unique levelling system where your actions in battle increases your stats. For example, attacking increases your strength and losing HP increases your max HP. Get it? This system has since been employed in many other games.
Now the magic system. You but magic tomes from shops, and teach characters spells. As they are used, their level increases. However, one character can only learn 16 spells. The MP system is also used.
As for equipment, each character has a right and a left hand piece of equipment, a helm, body armour and gloves. You can choose whether to give a character two weapons or a weapon and shield. There are many different types of weapons that can be equipped, or they can simply fight bare-handed.
After clearing the game, you will gain access to the Soul of Rebirth dungeon. Here you have a completely different party, all who have died. They must take ultima (most of you will know this as the ultimate magic, and if you don't, it is). A nice little sidequest.
The graphics in FF2, are pretty much the same as FF, except that on the main menu you see the character's face instead of a little sprite of them.
There is also a bestiary which records all the monsters you have defeated in either game.
Overall, this game is a great buy. It's two for the price of one, and who doesn't like to save? Go on, treat yourself!
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on 13 December 2004
Well what can I say, I'm completely new to the ff series, and thought this was a good place to start. Like most things this game has its ups and downs, the game play is nice and simple, and the world seems massive. The thing that I do find a little irritating however is that combat while crossing the world is done by random encounter. This can make crossing a large distance by foot very very frustrating as every step can lead to a fight. Still apart from that, its a great game.
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on 12 August 2009
An amazing game fairly good storylines good gameplay the only fault is it is quite difficult to find where your going due to the lack of a world map.
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on 7 December 2004
this games is pure class it is one of the best rpgs on the market you can save anywere unlike most of the latest ones from 1995 to 2004. it's really fun and recomend it to childen over seven years of age.its a bit let down by the grqphics but who cqres when the gameplay is manificent.
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