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A mysterious woman joins a group of Mercenaries in order to find out about her destiny and means of saving the world from an evil madman.

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The plot of Final Fantasy VI (originally released as part III in the United States) follows a diverse group of characters as they first try to bring peace by stopping the Empire. After the Emperor's top general, Kefka, betrays him and takes power, the world is destroyed from the misalignment of the three Goddess Statues. One year later, the warriors must reunite and stop Kefka once and for all. Some of the characters include the mysterious Terra, a woman who knows little of her past, but was born with magic powers, Cyan, a Knight of the fallen kingdom of Doma, Locke, a treasure hunter, Celes, a former Empire general artificially infused with magic, and many more. The games plot contains screwball comedy, intense drama, and hits every emotional chord in between. Written by Annonymous

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 April 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy Anthology: Final Fantasy VI See more »

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Square Company See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

The two soldiers that accompany Terra at the beginning of the game are intended to be references to the Star Wars characters Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antillies. However, in the English language version, there was a mistranslation, and Biggs became Vicks. This same error occurred when characters with the same names appeared in Chrono Trigger (1995) as two of the men in Norstein Beckler's lab. Later games in the Final Fantasy series used a corrected translation, beginning with Final Fantasy VII. It was corrected in the PlayStation Re-release in 2002. See more »

Goofs

In Thamasa at night when Relm gets trapped in the Burning Home. Strago, Locke and Terra goes inside the house. But there's no time limit or the party slowly losing HPs to the inferno heat around. Yet later on in the World of Ruins the crumbling house in Tzen has a time limit. See more »

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Narrator: Long ago, the War of Magi reduced the world to a scorched wasteland, and magic simply ceased to exist. 1,000 years have passed... Iron, gunpowder, and steam engines have been rediscovered, and high technology reigns... But there are some who would enslave the world by reviving the dread destructive force known as "magic". Can it be that those in power are on the verge of repeating a senseless and deadly mistake?
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Alternate Versions

"Final Fantasy VI", alongside "FF7", is one of the few "Final Fantasy" games that contained nudity. For example, some of the female enemies and bosses such as Chadarnook (Female form), Goddess (Joushin), Kuriteiku, Maliga and some of the female espers in Kefka's final forms were naked in the original version. This was censored in the US, UK and Canadian versions. See more »

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Brilliance
5 May 2002 | by wstrode22See all my reviews

Disregard other's comments on this masterpiece, for it truly is the greatest game of all time. Final Fantasy VI was the first game to truly realize the potential of games as a storytelling medium. It's characters (particularly Celes and Terra) face true hardship and identity crises. This was also the first game to tackle such issues as teen pregnancy, suicide, and death in the family. It's not a light-hearted romp like 10, or a sweeping love story like 8. It's just the best.

Dark at times, light at others. Sakaguchi balanced the tension of Terra's slow descent into madness and her inevitable rise to destiny with stories of her search for love. Celes and Locke both face pain dead on, with Cid and Rachel both falling before their times. The most powerful moment in the game, in fact, is easily Celes' decision to end it all when the world goes to hell (though the opera scene is truly emotional as well).

This game changed gaming. All the plot twists and grandure of 7-10 could not exist without 6. It's 16-bit graphics often tell more story and emotion than the others can even hope for, and it's got the best villain ever (Kefka is the man). If you haven't played it, do yourself a favor. I just finished my 5th time through, after beating 10 so thoroughly, and I find myself loving it more and more.


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