Final Fantasy Six
Final Fantasy VI is a role-playing video game created by Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix). The sixth installment in the Final Fantasy series, it was also the third and last Final Fantasy game for the Super Nintendo (Super Famicon).

In the early 1990s, the game was released in North America under the name Final Fantasy III. Later, it was later ported to the Playstation console; the North American version was given its proper name, Final Fantasy VI, and was released with Final Fantasy V under the compilation title Final Fantasy Anthology. Although not a remake of FFVI, the Playstation port added features, bonuses, and FMVs. It also was difficult to play due to slow loading times. In December 2006, the game was re-released as Final Fantasy VI Advance for the Gameboy Advance; it included several new Espers and dungeons, along with some added bonuses from the Playstation version (though not the FMVs). The North American version, released in February 2007, also included a new translation.

The game takes place in a world where technology has been advancing for some time, although the main focuses are developments in iron, steam, and gunpowder. The game has a European, medieval quality to it, even though airships, armored suits (Magitek armor), and other new inventions.

One thousand years ago, the War of the Magi nearly devastated the entire world. Magic ceased to exist in the world from that point on. However, in the present, the powerful Empire has become intent on reviving magic for world domination. Their main weapon is a girl with no memory of her past, forced to become a mindless slave for the Empire. For some reason, she naturally possesses the strange gift of magic. Events are set into motion when the girl encounters a frozen creature, an Esper, and unknowningly communes with it.

Final Fantasy VI introduces you to many characters and frequently gives you the ability to choose your own parties. Although there are many important characters, there is no main one, something which is very unusual for the FF games. One of the major characters in the game is Celes Chere, general for the Empire, and the main focus of this shrine.

FFVI happens to be my favorite game in the Final Fantasy series, mostly because I love all the characters, each of whom is unique and interesting in his or her own way, and the story. The graphics are quite nice for the Super Nintendo, sprites rock, and the soundtrack is one of the most amazing ever from the FF series. Although classified as "old school," I still love playing it.


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