Final Fantasy VI

  • @holy_angel_mx Wow, ok. SNES it is!

  • I've been running FFV on an emulator from the PS1 disc on my PC and it's been pretty smooth. The PS3 and Vita versions of the games worked well enough for me as well.

    Just, don't bother with the PC release or mobile editions. Aside from SNES, the GB Advance would be a great way to go, if you can get your hands on it.

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    If there's something I've learned over the years, avoid PC and handheld ports of FF games.

  • Think I can go w/o a guide when I've never really played it before? Or would you recommend using a walkthrough? Thanks again!

  • @Chris-Snow you could probably go without a guide, just need to talk to all the town people to check where to go next.

  • Yeah go SNES or Wii Virtual Console. GBA version aint too bad. I played Anthology on PS1 and the load times do make the game slower, not sure how it is on PS3. To be honest, If I were you I would just wait for the SNES Classic to be released and play FF6 on that.

  • SNES is the original and is one of the best versions, if not the best. GBA version has most content, but has it's music quality reduced. PSX version has pretty bad load times, but works well otherwise. Can't say much about the virtual console versions. But the versions on both mobile and Steam are horrid. Bad sprites and especially on Steam, it has still the phone UI, which is not great on PC.

    So there is my few cents on this matter. Great game, but some of the ports are not good. I'd say go for the Virtual Console releases, or go with SNES original. Or buy the game and then emulate it. I'm not your mother.

  • @Chris-Snow

    No need for a guide, there isn't much that is missable, maybe getting Mog that is in the last half of the game (and two other recruitable characters, one which isn't special and another that I've never used, but I think can be OP). I will say when/if you recruit him, search where he was standing and you'll get the moogle charm which turns on no encounters

    Gau is very OP if you know how to use him, but he's hard to get those skills that make him amazing, though there is one skill that isn't too hard for him to get. When you're on the Veldt and have him, when you come across the black cat, have him jump or waht ever it is, he'll eventually come back a couple battles later having learned cat scratch, which is a very good physical attack (all his attacks other than magic you teach him rage him and he'll only do that move)

  • Play how you want to play! If you do read a guide, be careful of spoilers in the "instructions." There are some really incredible story beats in that game.

    Also, for what it's worth, I played the GBA translation and thought the translation was really good.

  • I just beat the SNES version last week, worth it. The load times are miserable on PSX but at least the game itself isn't compromised.