Summary: One of the best games in the series, and one of the greatest RPG's in history. Not much else needs to be said, it's a timeless classic and a 'must play' JRPG up there with the likes of Chrono Trigger and Xenogears.
Summary: First of all, if you're planning on playing these games on anything other than a CRT TV - don't. There's a ton of noticeable sprite flickering when you play on an HD TV which is not prevalent on the Super Nintendo version. I won't go into detail about the games themselves. Long story short, they're fantastic games which each have distinctive styles. FFV introduced a class system to the FF series, which adds a lot more strategic depth than you'd expect from an FF game.
Summary: This is an excellent version of FF6 (FF3 in the US), and also includes the first international translated release of FF5 for those of you who never played it. Both games feature CG movies at the beginning and end, and a few bonus extras that are unlocked once you finish the games. Graphics are the same as the SNES, which was ahead of its time anyway. The CG movies are amazing, and really put you into the mood to play.
Summary: I've adored FFVI since it was released as FF3 in North America. I also loved everything I heard about FFV, so I bought Anthology when I found it. I haven't regretted it for one minute. If you like true RPGs then you will love this set. FFV is amazing. You can probably find storyline summaries, so I'll just say that the graphics were state-of-the-art in their time, the storyline is great compared to some of the more modern Final Fantasies, the characters are cute...
Excerpt: If you have played (and loved[as you shoud have done if you are sane]), just sit and think about this for a minute. Two Final Fantasy games for the price of one *rappy kart racer or somthing of the like. This is insanity...... exploit it! Okay, that's the first good thing.... First I'll cover Final Fantasy IV. Pros: Okay, This is a Final Fantasy game, meaning it is a worthy buy on it's own, let alone with another one!
Two of the finest Final Fantasy games ever made....
Joe Sherry, Amazon
27 December 2004
Summary: While I have enjoyed every game in the series,let's just face the fact that ever since the series went all-graphics and presentation,some of the other features that make a good rpg have gone downhill.The stories are weaker,the characters are less likable and the battle systems are either too confusing or too dull.Anyway,Final Fantasy Anthology is a testament to what Final Fantasy used to be.Unpretentious,fun and full of heart.The first game in this collection is Final...
Excerpt: Whether you like it or love it, the Final Fantasy legacy has firmly established itself among the very most popular franchises in gaming today. It was, of course, the emergence of Final Fantasy VII back in 1997 that sent the Japanese RPG series rocketing towards its current worldwide-phenomenon status, but for many years we European gamers had been kept in the dark as to the series’ beginnings.
Pros: Two classic games with retro appeal, supreme longevity as a package, very playable, nice soundtrack
Cons: Dated and basic visuals, tough to get into, the two titles are quite similar