Plot. A long time ago, the Warriors of Light sealed an evil being known as Exdeath, who wanted to return everything to the Void, a dimension where time and space do not exist, only infinite darkness. Then many years later, a traveler named Bartz sees a meteor falling near Castle Tycoon, he saves Princess Lenna and encounters an old man named Galuf. The three of them go together to the Wind Temple to help Lenna's father, who's been missing since he went there and the crystal of wind broke. They meet a pirate named Faris, a character with a mysterious past, and a distant relative of Lenna. The four embark on a journey to prevent the crystals from breaking, releasing the seal in which Exdeath is in, who plots to return the world into a dark dimension of nothingness, known as "The Void"
Gameplay. Players can change to a variety of classes, and level them up. There are plenty of places on the worlds, where they can easily level up with ABP. The character of Cid makes a return, and his grandson Mid, makes his debut. Cid and Mid provide the party with both a steamship, and an airship. Faris provides the party with a Pirate Ship, which her best friend Syldra, can move, even without the wind. How impressive. Also you can steal useful items when fighting against Gilgamesh at the Big Bridge, Xezat's Fleet, Exdeath's Castle and the Rift.
Music. The music in Final Fantasy V is composed by Nobuo Uematsu. The theme of dancers at the pub, is a cover of Habañera, from George Bizet's Carmen. The theme song "Clash on the Big Bridge", is considered to be one of the most epic, heart-stopping, amazing themes of the series.
Graphics. Final Fantasy V's graphics are sprite rendered, while in the PS1 version, the cutscenes are 3D, but it's still maintaining it's sprite rendering during gameplay.
Rantings. What I hate most about Final Fantasy V, is that the storyline resembles too much of the original Final Fantasy, and also of FF3. Because the crystal shards give them power, and in Final Fantasy III, crystals give warriors their power and job titles. Also, the boss I hated the most was Galura, I have never been so massacred by a boss like that. This monster was like in Auto Haste and Berserk. And Carbuncle, I hated how he was changed from a cute little fox, to a humongous monster when you fought him. I mean, Carbuncle is supposed to be adorable, not monstrous.
Good Aspect. The "Clash on the Big Bridge" theme is what defined the music of this game. Also I actually liked how you were able to use mastered abilities from your classes while you were a Freelancer. Some of the bosses looked ok, but others, well, looked kind of corny. Exdeath's tree shape during the final battle, is like a resemblance to the tree of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.
Overall. Not the best Final Fantasy game in my opinion, but still decent. This game gets a 6 out of 10.