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Final Fantasy V now available on PSN

Back the day when we were thankful to play whatever Japanese RPGs we were given, we looked wistfully at all the huge titles that never came to the US, including Final Fantasy V. English-speaking players couldn't officially familiarize themselves with the game until it was released on the PlayStation, but by then it looked fairly dated compared to games like Final Fantasy VIII and Parasite Eve. Few bothered to play it, which is a real shame, and it's a mistake you can now rectify should you download the game off PSN starting today.

Above: The main reason why this one ruled

Though it’s graphics aren’t as good as FFVI, and the story is one of the weaker ones in Final Fantasy history, it has one edge to it: The jobs system. Later strategy games like Final Fantasy Tactics improved on the job and class system, the need to constantly improve your stats and skills will drive you through the game more than anything else. Though the PlayStation version didn’t have the best localization, you’ll find the job system so addictive you won’t care most of the time. You can pick it up for $9.99 on PSN right now.

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5 comments

  • Darkhawk - November 23, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Einhander anyone?
  • Hypermonkey262 - November 23, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    I remember spending way too much time grinding the classes post-game on the GBA version. I might find my way back to this after everything else I still need to play from this season.
  • Moondoggie1157 - November 23, 2011 6:05 a.m.

    I am happy to see FFV here again... But, really. Where is Legend of Dragoon? I know I'm beating a dead horse, but still, it blew away all other RPGs. And by god, I won't stop b*tching until they bring it back!! Until then, I now have FFV, FFVII, and FFIIX to play. *sigh* they just don't compare :(
  • Daedazrael - November 22, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    Any word on whether or not this release uses the FFV Advance script? The Anthology translation was kind of bland, and the slightly humorous bend to Advance made FFV's story much more interesting.
  • Sinosaur - November 22, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    I just hope this doesn't have the same abysmal loading issues that the PS1 version had. There was lag to open a menu or save or go anywhere. In a game like FF5, you do not want lag when you have to open a menu, because you'll want to open them all the time.

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