Final Fantasy VI
is worlds apart from most games,
setting the standards for roleplaying
games. Leaving such an impression
on the gaming world is not easily
accomplished, but Final Fantasy
VI makes it look so easy.
From the opening minutes, Final
Fantasy VI brings the gamer into
its world. Final Fantasy VI's story,
one of mystery and intrigue, grasps
the gamer right from the start of
the game. Coupled with luscious
graphics and amazing music, Final
Fantasy VI's opening is truly memorable
as two armed soldiers lead an enslaved
girl through the bitter winter snowfield,
in attempts to acquire a frozen
Esper. Just how does this frozen
Esper directly relate to this enslaved
girl's past, present, and future?
The answers are found throughout
the game. And up until the game's
close, you'll ponder these same
questions, as Square does a remarkable
job at keeping Final Fantasy VI's
plot intriguing through the entire
This is only possible because of
Final Fantasy VI's cast of characters,
both playable and not. Final Fantasy
VI forces the gamer to empathize
with each hero and to hate each
There are many characters that
will join you along the way, and
each one has a unique story to tell.
Meet Edgar, ruler of a kingdom,
whose fate was determined by the
flip of a coin. Cyan, a noble warrior
and loyal father, whose own kingdom
he takes the ultimate responsibility
for. Celes, a general in the evil
empire's army. Locke, a thief after
the world's greatest treasures.
In addition to these characters,
there are many, many more that each
hold a vital responsibility in the
Throughout the game, each character's
story is unfolded through touching
music and powerful dialog. Final
Fantasy VI's music, composed by
Nobuo Uematsu, is possibly the greatest
musical score in video game history.
Tracks such as "Awakening"
and "Aria de Mezzo Carattere"
highlight some of the best works
from the soundtrack. There are over
fifty tracks found throughout the
game, and nearly each one is absolutely