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Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster

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Based on 8 critic reviews
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83

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General Information

Available on:PCNov 10, 2021

Developer: Square Enix

Publisher: Square Enix

Genre: RPG

The original FINAL FANTASY V comes to life with completely new graphics and audio as a 2D pixel remaster! A remodeled 2D take on the fifth game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. All the magic of the original, with improved ease of play. The King of Tycoon has sensed a disturbance in the wind. When the crystals that balance the powers of the world are threatened, the king hastens to the rescue...only to go missing. Somewhere a young man and his Chocobo find themselves drawn toward friends that will change their destiny. Building on the job systems of previous games, FFV includes a diverse selection of jobs to try, and a unique ability system that lets you combine skills. Develop your characters with free reign, and master your battle tactics in the fifth installment of the FINAL FANTASY series! KEY FEATURES Universally updated 2D pixel graphics, including the iconic FINAL FANTASY character designs created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator. Beautifully rearranged soundtrack in a faithful FINAL FANTASY style, overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu. Improved gameplay, including modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more! Dive into the world of the game with supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, and music player. *This remaster is based on the original "FINAL FANTASY V" game released in 1992. Features and/or content may differ from previously rereleased versions of the game.

Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster Critic Reviews

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While the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters aren't perfect, they're certainly the best and most convenient ways to play these classic games. The soundtracks are lovingly orchestrated and the pixel art is gorgeous, though the latter does lose some detail in the translation. Each game feels great to play, but I do wish extra content from previous releases or remakes had been included.

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As much as I loved playing through the Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster, I can’t call it the definitive version. A definitive version would have the GBA bonus content, the PS1 cutscenes, the option to switch graphics and music, and multiple difficulties. But what we have is a beautiful version of a JRPG classic that has not been widely distributed outside of Japan. It’s an amazing game that holds up really well today. So, if anyone from Square-Enix is reading this review, please release the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters on console, with physical editions. I would buy the heck outta that.

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Final Fantasy V truly is the definition of a fiesta—a feast, a celebration, and a whole lot of fun.

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Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster gives one of the franchises’ underdogs a substantial glow-up, in many ways realizing its potential in ways the original hardware or previous ports never could. Series fans should not miss the opportunity to experience it here, if they’ve never played it before.

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