Original and Best
Final Fantasy is like a deeply flavored wine that has been stowed away for 3 decades on a shelf in some remote distillery forgotten in the Alps... If you've never experienced it, it's subtlety may not be to your liking. For those who have had it before, it's a welcome reminder of how perfect things used to be.
Gaming has changed so much that it seems like games get passes if their graphics and sound are done well, even if the game sucks. Final Fantasy became a genre-defining world beater because of the ideas that began in this game. The fruition of those ideas became, literally became, the genre as a whole.
Remember when you play Final Fantasy, you aren't just playing an old game, a good old game, or a great old game. You are playing a piece of epic gaming history. And, sure, the graphics seem clunky, the music is tone-y, the storyline is shriveled, the main characters don't talk. When a game is done as flawlessly as this one, those things don't really matter.
Reviewed by: Nathan Lusk from Lubbock, TX on 4/25/2018