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Seeing how this is the port of the 20th Anniversary PSP version, I expected it to play as such, and at least have the same (if not better) performance. The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the resolution, or rather how blurry it is. I don’t know if it’s somehow possible to make the game any more high definition, but if it can, that’d be great. The next thing you’ll notice is the frame rate. It’s choppy and slower than the PSP version, and it’s very noticeable. The PSP version runs so much smoother and looks so much better, that sometimes I prefer to just dust off my PSP and play it there. The next thing is a minor nitpick, but still needs to be addressed. We all know how FF1 is a grind fest. With that being said, the PSP version allowed you to enter a battle, and just hold the X button, essentially turning each battle into auto mode. The iOS version doesn’t have an auto feature, nor does it allow you to make the battles faster. All you can really do is tap each enemy twice, and wait for each character to finish attacking. Again, small nitpick, but that’s just me. Other than that, this is still a great game, and will always be in my Top 5.
Every time I have heard of the Final Fantasy series, it has always been regarded as successful, and with the number of games that are in the series to back it up, I never knew how good it actually is. A month ago, I finally decided to try it out, and I just beat it today. I have to say, as an NES game, it’s something. I had 20 hours put in by the end, and I didn’t even do everything. This game has, at the time of its original release in 1987, stunning graphics, and such a vast environment to explore. The story is basic, but the adventure is wonderful. There are tons of spells and weapons to collect. Final Fantasy is known for its turn based combat. The turn based combat is fun and strategic, and the backgrounds in battles are detailed yet simple, but as something of an intermediate RPG player as I am, my prior RPG experience being the Xenoblade Chronicles games and the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series, I was not a huge fan of the random encounter battle system; however, I did become used to it as time went on. Overall, as a beginner to the series, I say this game still holds up to this day, and I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who wants to try out an RPG, and has never played a Final Fantasy game. I’m looking forward to playing Final Fantasy II, and the main series beyond. I hope my review influences newcomers to give it a try, and look out for my future reviews of the Final Fantasy series. - ToineJak
Very identical to the PSP dawn of souls port of the game. Very well done and seamless. In my play throughs have not experienced any glitches or game ruining experiences. It is final fantasy 1, the game that they made without any precedence and have since revolutionized the genre. For those who are expecting a streamlined gameplay where everything is made for the players convenience I'm afraid this isn't it. This game was made as a last ditch effort by Square, and as many last ditch efforts, it doesn't have that nice layer of polish we are used to. If you like RPGs with a polish I recommend final fantasy 4 or 6. The added dungeons are a nice touch to those who enjoy a challenge. But one big issue I have with the game is that there isn't really a challenge. The original port was pretty difficult (granted you didn't do the peninsula of power). And this game isn't very challenging until you hit the bosses, in which the difficulty spikes absurdly. 4/5 would recommend to the hardcore final fantasy fans, casual players I would suggest take a stab at 3, 4, or 6. (2 is pretty bad and 5 has many qualities that this game has)
Wow, it downloaded in about 2 minutes. The sound is great on my pad. The graphics are very nice, just like I remember. The gameplay is highly doable. This is a touch screen version! C'mon people I've played about 2 minutes and I am already excited to revisit a fantastic game I played with my daughters on the nes. Seven bucks is change compared to dropping 20 bucks for about 3 days worth of town bucks in the last game I played until it got tedious and boring. Man, I have got to go back and play. I had to stop and write this. I live so far from town I have satellite net. It takes all night to download more complicated games that charge you every time you turn around. I love FF. I have only ever played this one through. I have another 9 or so FF games to look forward to. Wow I like this type of game. Square has always been a first class company. They didn't disappoint me on this game. I am 59 years old and I feel 25 again. Thanks for the app. I will be back for more when I beat this game again.
I saw a lot of one star reviews about the touch screen being unplayable and was initially concerned when I downloaded the game. While playing the game the first 30 seconds or so I genuinely thought moving right was broken like the 1 star reviews said. After 5 minutes I more or less figure out the controls and by 20 minutes playing they seemed perfectly natural. The touch screen is a little weird in that the directional movement is based on the left half of the screen. So if you tough the middle/right side of the screen nothing happens but if you touch just left of middle you move right. Takes a minute to figure out but perfectly manageable. Also, fun game XD (hope this review helps someone who is on the fence because of the 1 star directional control reviews).
Initially released in Japan in 1987, the original FINAL FANTASY amazed audiences with its rich story
and stunning graphics.
Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side-view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all FINAL FANTASY games to come.
This release also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game--the Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time.
Additional Information (reference only):
ESRB Rating: E10+ with Mild Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes
* This app is not compatible with "FINAL FANTASY (Portal Version)."
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