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What would you give this game on a score rating of 1-10?

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Game: Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls
Genre: RPG
Developer: Squareenix
System: GameBoy Advance
Total Score: 82.5/100
Value Score: 8.3/10

• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 8/10
• GamePlay: 6.5/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 7.5/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 7.5/10
• Replay Value: 7.5/10
• Player Value: 8.5/10

Pros
+2 games in one
+Consists of all the features obtained from the PSX and Wonderswan versions with a few changes/removals.
+Remake in gameplay, sound and visuals from the NES version
+Uses a altered MP system for Final Fantasy I from the NES and PSX version thus making it easier (You have actual amount of MP rather than limited # of uses per level of spell - imo a good feature)
+New dungeons + new secret bosses is a nice addition to the game which adds to the replay value + length (4 new dungeons in Final Fantasy I and one whole new dungeon in Final Fantasy II)
+A new storyline is introduced to Final Fantasy II which is only unlocked after completing the main storyline. Adds more to the overall storyline.
+Fight bosses from other Final Fantasy games
+Thief and Monk classes have been made more powerful and less useless (Final Fantasy I)
+Ability to save three files with each individual profile (i.e. bestiary isnt shared anymore - so good for people who want to replay the game fully)
+You can now save anywhere in the world map rather than just the inn like in the NES and PSX versions.
+Monsters have more HP to balance out the difficulty from the changes that occurred.
+Entire OST is unlocked once both games are completed.

Cons
-Sound quality got worse due to the GBA's sound card
-Some people might find the MP system in Final Fantasy I being altered being a con due to the game's difficulty shifting towards easy
-Final Fantasy II's battle system/level up system is still horrible
-Red Mage has gotten worse (Final Fantasy I)
-Difficulty overall has changed as you can now save in the world map rather than inn locations.

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Individual Scores
Game: Final Fantasy 1 Dawn of Souls
Total Score: 82/100
Value Score: 8.2/100

Story: 7
Characters: 8
GamePlay: 8
Graphics: 8
Sound: 7
Music: 10
Length: 7
Replay Value: 7
Player Value: 10

Game: Final Fantasy 2 Dawn of Souls
Total Score: 83/100
Value Score: 8.3/10

Story: 9
Characters: 8
GamePlay: 5
Graphics: 10
Sound: 8
Music: 10
Length: 8
Replay Value: 8
Player Value: 7

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Comparison's sake to other games in the series.

Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls (GBA) : 83

Final Fantasy I Anniversary (PSP): 85
Final Fantasy II Anniversary (PSP): 85
Final Fantasy III (NES): 80
Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection (PSP): 91
Final Fantasy VI (SNES): 95
Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core (PSP): 93
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3): 88
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3): 86
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX): 94
Final Fantasy Dissidia (PSP): 100
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP): 96

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Basil's GameSpot FULL FLEDGED TLDR Review: http://www.gamespot.com/final-fantasy-i-and-ii-dawn-of-souls/user-reviews/2200-104386/

YouTube Playlists
Final Fantasy I DoS : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDA6D72D8B7C9BF2E
Final Fantasy I DoS Bosses : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71E49BC0EBBBEBB7
Final Fantasy II DoS: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgU0IdjAiGw5EyZka8L9aR3SJORU3AJO4
Final Fantasy II DoS Bosses: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgU0IdjAiGw4GjLWFmxLpcMxNuMeqqqV_



    

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Red mage has always sucked, though



Da fuq, Basil? This should get 9.9/10.



kupomogli said:

Da fuq, Basil? This should get 9.9/10.


o.O

Didnt you say you liked the PSX version more? This is the review for the GBA version lol



    

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Wright said:

Red mage has always sucked, though


He sucks more now ;( wat a bish!



    

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BasilZero said:
kupomogli said:

Da fuq, Basil? This should get 9.9/10.


o.O

Didnt you say you liked the PSX version more? This is the review for the GBA version lol

Yeah.  That's why it's 9.9/10.  You should rate the PSX version 10/10.



Also the red mage is actually better on this version than the other ones. On the NES version temper and saber were broken. They didn't work. On the PSX version, it uses the other MP system which you didn't like. While on this version you pretty much have an infinite pool of MP.

The red mage can not only cast temper, saber, slow, and haste, but they can also cast invisira and protera. The black mage ends up getting kind of useless since there's a limit on his magic attack damage, and the white mage is mainly support with limited attack magic, worse than the black nage. So the red nage being able to be the ultimate status buff character against the extra bosses plus can take decent damage and decent curative magic, even if it's all weaker than it was in past games overall make him better in my opinion.  Although I would say a red mage and a white mage in your party is better than two red mages because the red mage can't cure nearly as good as a white mage can, and while  I say this I always use two red mages though.  OP support class all the way.

He's just worse in a few aspects, but because of the changes in MP he's overall better.



FF1 was my first RPG. It blew me away back then and thus I am unable to be objective about it. I am also afraid to play it again as it might damage my positive memories.

Getting annihilated by that mecha is one of my first "oh my god ..." gaming memories.



havent played it.i played the tactics advance one.that was pretty nice.



pokoko said:
FF1 was my first RPG. It blew me away back then and thus I am unable to be objective about it. I am also afraid to play it again as it might damage my positive memories.

Getting annihilated by that mecha is one of my first "oh my god ..." gaming memories.


Play the PSP version - the superior version!



    

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