5. Magicite: Magicite is the best system for learning magic. It’s tied into the plot in a way that the other games’ magic systems aren’t. Seriously, in the first three games, you simply purchase spells from the store. How is that cool? It’s not.
4. Kefka: Kefka is the best villain out of any of the Final Fantasy games. For starters, he’s a clown, and everyone is scared of clowns. Secondly, he’s the only villain that actually accomplishes his goal. Unlike Sephiroth (who’s nothing but a pansy with mommy issues who dies after one use of Knights of the Round), he actually managed to take over the world.
3. Locke: Locke is a thief with a heart of gold, a trail-worn adventurer with a heart-wrenching backstory. His backstory also ties into my earlier point about Magicite, because the whole story winds up featuring the Phoenix Magicite.
2. Items: Final Fantasy VI has some of the most memorable items in gaming history. Sure, people talk about Cloud’s Buster sword or Frog’s Masamune. But those items aren’t remotely as memorable as the Thief’s Knife or the Mithril Sword. The Mithril Sword is so memorable, in fact, that the metal later got used in an incredibly popular movie!
1. Epic Story: Final Fantasy VI has the most epic story in any of the Final Fantasy games. It takes you across a huge world, breathing life into every aspect. There are a multitude of hidden caves and islands to visit, and every party member feels like a real person.
So there you go. These five reasons explain why Final Fantasy VI is objectively the best game of the series. Not just of the series, but perhaps out of any JRPG ever. No other games manages to touch the grand, epic wonder that Final Fantasy IV brings to the table, and probably no other game ever will.
And remember, I’m clearly right, because I know the difference between “subjective” and “objective,” and I understand the concept of “satire.” You know. In case you were wondering whether or not this was written to be purposely satirical.