Of course, no matter how startling this game was in 1992, today it feels a little Fisher Price. But, that said, this is more than just a museum piece for today's JRPG fan. The speed of the gameplay is in stark contrast to today's lumbering epics, something that suits and shines on the GBA. Portable gaming and RPGs are hardly the most reasonable of marriages but you'll find that a surprisingly satisfying amount of progression can be made in your 30-minute commute. The game brilliantly balances the four essentials of successful RPG craft: a compelling story, quick-paced and deep fighting, compulsive team and item management, enjoyable side quests and secrets for the completist. So, while this probably won't be the last time Final fantasy V is released for a contemporary system, it may well be the best.