Final Fantasy Anthology (typically acronym
) wasn't really a game by itself, but a PlayStation re-release
of Final Fantasy V
and Final Fantasy VI
together, both games originally for the SNES
. FFA also included a really crappy music
CD that had some of the lame
st songs from either of the two games collected on it -- supposedly, Square
held an online poll
so that fans of the series could select the tracks they wanted to go onto it. However, Square seemed to have completely ignored the results of the polls, and we got Pirates Ahoy!
instead of Battle with Gilgamesh
Pros Of FFA (over the SNES cartridges):
Cons Of FFA:
- Battle sequences load very slowly compared to the original SNES versions.
- As mentioned above, the music CD packaged with the game sucks.
- FFV's translation really bites compared to the fan translation; so much so that various people I know who have played FFV Anthology complained about it -- people who haven't played the unofficial FFV translation. Yes, it is quite bad.
But, if you miss the good old days of chopping helpless monsters into a fine paste with Edgar and his trusty chain saw, or have never really gotten into the 3d PlayStation Final Fantasy games (see FFs 7, 8 and 9}, give FFA a whirl.
Rated T for Teen (mild animated violence, comic mischief). Released October 5, 1999. Developed and published by Squaresoft. 1-2 players (both games).