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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall User Score (27 votes) 4.1


Critic Reviews

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90
Pixel-Heroes.de (Aug, 2007)
Von der technischen Seite her hat man das Spiel gegenüber dem Original ebenfalls etwas aufgepeppt. Ansehnliche Bitmap-Grafiken und schöne Musikstücke versüßen einem das imaginäre Dasein. Besonders bei Beschwörungs- und Angriffszaubern wird hier nicht mit Spezialeffekten gegeizt. Dies alles hat aber seinen Preis, denn das Programm unterbricht bei der Berechnung der Befehle oft den Spielfluss, was an manch einer Stelle zu unerklärlichen Wartepausen führt. Nichtsdestotrotz hat man mit "Final Fantasy 5 Advance" ein wirklich gelungenes Spiel vorliegen, dem ich ganze neun Punkte vergebe.
89
GameLemon (May 06, 2007)
Anyway, this was a really swell game when it first game out, and the extra stuff just adds icing to the cake. If you haven't played it before and you've got a Gameboy Advance or Nintendo DS and a hankering for a hunk of kick-ass RPG, it's an absolute must-buy. If you have played but you've been feeling the urge to give it another go, don't resist. After all, resistance is futile... Or was that trying to get out gravy stains? Now I'm all confused.
87
RPGFan (Dec 04, 2006)
In the US, FFV Advance was released one week after Final Fantasy XII and one week before the DS remake of Final Fantasy III (new to US gamers). I can imagine that the game may have been overlooked because of its release between two other Final Fantasy titles; major Final Fantasy titles. It's light on plot, but heavy on fantastic gameplay. I recommend you pick it up while you anxiously await Final Fantasy VI Advance.
85
Meristation (Mar 18, 2007)
La reedición del clásico Final Fantasy V de Super Nintendo llega a GBA manteniendo las señas de identidad de la línea "Advance", es decir, una conversión pixel-perfect del original con añadidos gráficos, sonoros y pequeñas mejoras a nivel jugable. Por lo demás, más rol con sabor a clásico.
85
JeuxVideoPC.com (May 09, 2007)
Ce jeu s’adresse à tout le monde, amateurs comme débutants, hardcore gamer comme newbies, bref vraiment tout le monde. Pourquoi ? Tout simplement parce que Final Fantasy V est un jeu accessible à tout le monde. Son système de jeu est complexe, mais parfaitement abordable, sans compter le hall des débutants qui ravira les nouveaux. Tout est mis en œuvre pour faciliter les choses (comme par exemple de longs tutoriaux optionnels pour faciliter les choses sans bloquer les habitués). De plus la traduction française de qualité est une grande bouffée d’air ! Il ne reste plus qu’une chose à faire, sauter dessus en attendant Final Fantasy 6 ! Ne vous laissez pas rebuter pas l’aspect vieillot, vous passeriez à côté d’un monument du jeu vidéo.
85
N-Zone (Apr 24, 2007)
Final Fantasy V Advance erfreut nach dem gewohnten Muster. Einmal angefangen, bleibt das Modul so lange im Schacht, bis der letzte Fiesling aus dem Weg geräumt ist. Die herz-erfrischende Story, dramatische Kämpfe und das ausgefeilte Berufssystem lassen die überkommene Grafik und die einfachen Zufallskämpfe, die man mit verbundenen Augen "durchdrücken" kann, rasch vergessen. FF V Advance ist einfach ein großes RPG-Erlebnis.
85
GameSpot (Nov 15, 2006)
There's no good explanation for why Final Fantasy V was never released on these shores in the first place because it surely would have been as well received as the other 16-bit games in the series. Be that as it may, consider this a clear-cut case of "better late than never." The sign of a classic is when you can approach it years and years after it originally came out and enjoy it because it still plays great--not for nostalgia's sake. Final Fantasy V Advance is such a game. In spite of its humble stature as a Game Boy Advance rerelease of an old game, those who like Japanese role-playing games shouldn't miss it.
84
One of the better Final Fantasy games, FFV improves upon the Job system but doesn't match the storyline of FFIV or FFVI. It's still one hell of a handheld adventure though.
82
Fragland.net (Jul 23, 2007)
After many hours of playing the game you can only conclude that it’s still a highly recommendable RPG for fans of the genre. The gameplay is deep, complex and varied and the fights and the design more than worth it. Of course the presentation isn’t anymore top of the bill, but the inspired setting and quite fascinating story make up for a lot. For those that can’t get enough of Final Fantasy this is an absolute must-have. For everyone also also very recommendable!
80
GameSpy (Dec 05, 2006)
Ultimately, if you have plenty of time to sink into it and enjoy building characters as much as uncovering storyline, this is one of the best games available today. Obviously not competing in terms of graphics or sound with other titles, Final Fantasy V Advance is still a great RPG that offers fans more of a challenge than most games in the genre. It's difficult, but that difficulty stems from the freedom of its excellent job system. And for fans that played through the PlayStation Anthology version, be aware that this version is worth picking up for the new localization, let alone the new content.
80
Jeuxpo.com (2007)
Final Fantasy V Advance est un RPG de qualité et qui dispose pour la première fois de textes localisés dans la langue de Molière. Les amateurs du genre devraient donc apprécier, en attendant le sixième volet en Juin prochain.
80
Final Fantasy V isn’t exactly remembered as the best game in the venerated series. It lacks the compelling characters and epic spark of other entries from the 16-bit era; with Cecil and Kain on one side of the Final Fantasy continuum and Kefka on the other, it’s not surprising that it doesn’t quite measure up to its contemporaries in terms of story.
80
UOL Jogos (Nov 07, 2006)
"Final Fantasy V", além de não ser um episódio memorável, ficou ofuscado entre dois capítulos de peso, e o resultado final é sua relativa obscuridade. De fato, não é uma história tão marcante como costuma ser os melhores "Final Fantasy", mas o episódio compensa com o conteúdo de jogo propriamente dito, podendo criar personagens poderosos. Mesmo assim, os desafios ainda são grandes, graças às novas cavernas e os antigos super-chefões.
80
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 17, 2007)
S'il s'avère un cran en-dessous du quatrième volet en terme de narration, FFV Advance se rattrape grâce à la mise en place d'un système de jobs proche de la perfection. Le gameplay s'en trouve enrichi de manière considérable et autorise un très haut degré de personnalisation tout en restant parfaitement malléable. Cette version portable comporte même quelques ajouts susceptibles de convaincre les fans de s'y remettre. Un épisode à découvrir d'urgence avant d'accueillir comme il se doit la sortie du sixième volet sur GBA.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 28, 2006)
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.
80
Gamer.nl (May 27, 2007)
Final Fantasy V Advance is een erg geslaagde re-release van een klassieke Japanse RPG. De game is in een aantal opzichten behoorlijk traditioneel van opzet, wat vooral komt door de leeftijd van het origineel, maar desondanks is dit een ideale game voor onderweg op de GBA. Met name het Jobsysteem maakt deze game bijzonder leuk en onderhoudend om te spelen, hoewel ook de rest van de game van een zodanige kwaliteit en afwerking is, dat je niet snel zult stoppen.
74
Computer Bild Spiele (May 02, 2007)
Die putzige und liebevolle Grafik und das tolle Berufs- und Klassensystem deklassieren fast alle anderen Rollenspiele für Gameboy Advance locker um Längen. Final Fantasy 5 ist einfach eine Klasse für sich. Über die langweilige, stets vorhersehbare Geschichte werden die witzigen Dialoge der Spielfiguren hinwegtäuschen. So erleben Sie Barz, Jenna, den alten Galuf, Faris und Krile in vielen spaßigen Situationen, idie Ihnen ein Lächeln entlocken werden. Fans steht also ein "guter" Trip bevor - kein Fall für Reiserücktrittsversicherung.
70
Legendra (Nov 25, 2007)
Ultime version du cinquième épisode d’une saga culte, Final Fantasy V Advance reste une valeur sûre. Son système de job aux possibilités quasi-infinies, son aventure longue et variée vous procureront de nombreux moments cultes. Cependant, le jeu met quand même du temps à se mettre en place et le faible nombre de personnages jouables contribue à l’effet de monotonie rencontré dans la première partie du jeu. Malgré ça il serait dommage de passer à côté de ce remake qui reste un bon jeu même s’il n'atteint pas, pour moi le haut du classement des FF.
70
JeuxActu (Apr 24, 2007)
Chapitre méconnu et intermédiaire, finalement le plus discret de la trilogie Super Famicom, à mi-chemin entre l'avant-gardiste Final Fantasy IV et la référence Final Fantasy VI, cet épisode V captive de par un excellent rythme, et son système de classe qui casse la baraque en matière de souplesse de jeu et d'élasticité de gameplay.
70
Gamestyle (Oct 08, 2007)
So, thanks to the inspirational design of the job system, Final Fantasy V Advance proves itself to be more than the curio that its first impressions would have you believe it is. Whilst plotting strategic job changes remains as fresh and engrossing today as it ever did, the grinding and sometimes repetitive combat can’t help but detract from the overall enjoyment of the title.
60
RPGamer (Dec 14, 2008)
This middle child really had something to prove with its siblings making waves all around it. Final Fantasy V Advance stepped up to the plate by providing players with a quality port with a nice handful of bonuses. Though the game may look dated, with its impressive job system, classic soundtrack, and endearing dialogue, gamers that find the time to pick up this title will find an enjoyable and challenging RPG.