After reading about the 10 anniversary of the Nintendo 64 over there at Infendo, I decided to play… my SNES. My urge for nostalgia went a little farther, I guess.
Anyway, after dusting the ol’ SNES off and finally figuring out which controller worked completely, I popped in one the greats: Final Fantasy VI. One of the best, if not THE best, RPG of all time.
Incidentally, I’ve never actually beaten the game before, and this is after I bought the thing for like $50 on eBay last year. The game is great, but it’s hard to find time to play all these 40+ hour fantasies, now that real life has reared its ugly head. The last time I left off, I just completed the famous Opera scene. I will say that that scene was truly amazing. YouTube it if you have to, just see it.
Musically, it’s one of Nobuo Uematsu’s best scores. Terra’s Theme is easily one of my favorites in the entire FF franchise. If you can find it, pick the OST up. iTunes actually sells it in their store, if you’re so inclined. Even though it’s MIDI, it still sounds amazing. Many people say that Uematsu has never come back, musically, and in some ways I agree.
Although, after playing FFX and a few other recent RPG’s that have far more advanced battle systems, I can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed by FFVI’s gameplay. You have to force your mind back to 1994, erasing more than 10 years of battle system evolutions in the RPG genre. Only then can you truly appreciate it.
It was either Chrono Trigger or FFVI this weekend, but an unfinished adventure always beckons me on…What would you have chosen?