Final Fantasy V is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1992. It is the fifth main installment of the Final Fantasy series.
You travel as Bartz, a normal guy from an isolated town. He meets new friends, an older man, a young princess, and a pirate along the way. Together, they go on a journey spanning several worlds. And, you need to try to protect crystals and preventing the resurrection of an evil force.
FFVA is what you would sometimes call a cookie-cutter build of an RPG. Now that is. Before, this game would have been seen as a rather great story. Just remember that this game was designed and written quite a while ago, so that it may seem cliched by now.
As can be expected from a FF. The lovely battle system can seem simplistic and dated now but still is very refreshing and innovative. Throughout the game, you get many crystal shards that allow you to change jobs (Ex: Knight, White Mage, Black Mage, etc.). With these, you must create a powerhouse group. This allows for PLENTY of customization, and even more than the original since there are 4 new jobs available. With your ragtag group of heroes, you fight the way you want, defeating enemies with your own combination of magic and weapons.
This game adds a job system, which was a ton of fun. Any character can switch back-and-forth among jobs, leveling up those jobs and gaining abilities. By mastering lots of jobs, you’re eventually able to utilize the full skill set of any two jobs at a time, which can make for great combinations. Not every job is worth using, but most are definitely worth trying out or maxing out.
Beyond that, the game does what it should–tons of battles, lots of items, a large cast of characters, and lots of dungeons. Not much new, but overall quite polished.