Final Fantasy V Advance review

  • Brilliant and diverse job system
  • Very good translation
  • Updated graphics and new content
  • Some aspects feel dated
  • Some lines are too modern
  • Average story and characters

What makes Final Fantasy V outstanding is that there are essentially two ways to enjoy it. You can play straight up and go through the game's narrative using the customary character classes. This is a fun route to take, but it's totally conventional RPG fare. Things get really fun when you get lost in the job system. Learning and mastering new jobs while mixing and matching new abilities is such a deep and entertaining experience that the narrative becomes secondary. You can easily spend dozens and dozens of hours leveling up jobs and experimenting with them. No matter how you play the game, it's clear that Final Fantasy V is a great RPG that offers tons of bang for your buck and, for the most part, stands up well 14 years after its initial release.

More Info

Release date: Nov 08 2006 - DS (US)
Nov 08 2006 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS, GBA
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Square Enix
Developed by: Square Enix
Franchise: Final Fantasy
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Alcohol Reference, Language, Mild Fantasy Violence


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