Final Fantasy (1987)
"Fainaru Fantajî" (original title)

Video Game  -  Adventure | Fantasy  -  1990 (USA)
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In the first out of the famous "Final Fantasy" series, many warriors of different classes must cleanse the land of evil and track down the notorious Garland. On their quest, these warriors run into the elemental fiends, build technology, meet elves, giants and mermaids, help a witch and many other incredible voyages. Written by Jenova Synthesis <>

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Final Fantasy Origins: Final Fantasy  »

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The whole game series has sold a total of 38 million copies (as of early 2004). See more »


Garland: I, Garland, will knock you all down!
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Followed by Final Fantasy XII (2006) See more »

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1 October 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This game must have had that something which saved Squaresoft from bankruptcy and made 11 sequels. Today's players may have some difficulties to find out that something, especially from the original NES version.

Story has no clear link, it feels just a pointless wandering from dungeon to dungeon. Game would be much better if some non-story-related quests, like waking elf prince up, had left out so players would been saved from one annoyingly large dungeon. Although all the dungeons are annoyingly large and what more annoying, there are no save points in them. Dialogue is straight-forward, even childish. None of the game's characters has any personalities in them.

Battle system is simple and therefore good but battles are painfully slow and they appear painfully often. Monters are mostly taken either from Greek mythology or AD&D universe. Job system is over simple, it's just picking a character class to four player characters.

Graphics are old but since it's NES who can blame it? Music is mostly pretty OK but there should have been more than one battle music. Now especially the last boss feels really lame by that same tiring track.

To understand the first Final Fantasy's true value people must know something about history. It has more complex story-line than first Dragon Quests. Although I still think that developers of this game should have tried more its nonetheless worth of playing for nostalgics.

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