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Final Fantasy (NES)

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Written by  :  ABGamer (45)
Written on  :  Jan 13, 2013
Platform  :  NES
Rating  :  3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
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Summary

The first game that started it all.

The Good

When a Square Co. worker thought of putting an last effort into his desperate attempts of making video games, it resulted into an masterpiece. Yes, I'm talking about Final Fantasy and its creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Final Fantasy is the 1st title released in the long line of its series. Released in 1987,FF helped to popularise the RPG among the West. Although, many RPGs were available before it, none had a story that was so involving. Having good graphics,nice music and a great gameplay with a decent story, FF thwarted oversees.

The Bad

The game had nothing that can restrict the player from playing it. However, the most irritable part of the game was its sometime frustrating chain battles (Especially in dungeons) where you have to fight battles without an item to buzz-off the monsters. This can really sometimes make you close the game and continue it later.

The Bottom Line

Best RPG series. However, outdated on the NES, FF can be played on the newer consoles like Game Boy Advance and NDS. It is also available on Android and J2ME (java) enabled cell phones. A must try for RPG genre fans. I will give it a 4 out of 5!