Story 10/10. The story begins with the prologue that talks about the War of the Magi that took place thousands of years, but then technology reigned supreme after then. Shortly thereafter, the Gestahlian Empire has been making machinations of their own in which they would use technology to revive magic and use mobile weapons known as Magi-Tek Armor. A young woman known as Terra, whose past is shrouded in mystery, is being controlled by the Empire until she encounters an Esper that awakens her inner powers. Soon she meets new allies and then begins her fight against the Empire who is bent on conquering the world. However, one of the Empire's most trusted men, Kefka Palazzo has plans of his own.
Character Development. Yoshitaka Amano provided the sketches for the characters of the game. This was also going to be the last time that the characters would be seen in sprites, when they were going to a new level of rendering in Final Fantasy VII.
Graphics. The characters were rendered in sprites for one last time in the SNES and PS1. The PS1 version showed CGI sequences. The opera house scene in CGI was fantastically well done. I give many credits to Square-Enix for such great performance. After Final Fantasy VI, the characters were rendered in 3D Polygons in Final Fantasy VII, and then given more realistic looks in Final Fantasy VIII till today.
Music. Nobuo Uematsu continued his magic with his music. And for the first time in the game, there was a voice involvement in the famous track Aria Di Mezzo Carattere. The song was played and performed in the opera scene, which would be known as one of the most defining moments of Final Fantasy, which made this series as great as it is today. Another great theme is the fight against Atma Weapon
Characters. The stories of the characters in this game were most impressive. However when they were being developed, it was known that Terra originally had blonde hair instead of green. Celes and Locke made a great couple in the game. This time Cid plays a role as the mentor of Celes. He is also a scientist of magicite for the Empire, only this time, he does not pilot an airship. The pilot of the airship is Setzer Gabbiani, who is also a gambler by nature. Kefka is one of the greatest, and most loved Final Fantasy villains in history. He was considered to be the original One Winged Angel, and made Sephiroth look like a mama's boy, in which actually he would be. lol. No offense Sephiroth fans, but I think Kefka ranks the number one spot in Final Fantasy villains.
Rantings. Every video game can have a bad aspect in some things. For example, in the World of Ruin, I totally hated the Dragon Tower, you could not attack your enemies physically and ended up wasting your magic, those clown looking enemies pissed me off in that place. Also, I hated one of Shadow's moments, I will not tell you cause I do not want to spoil it. Come on! And fighting those Imperials at Narshe was tough, especially against the one and only Kefka. Humbaba was a real pain in the ass as well.
Good Aspect. I really enjoyed the Opera Scene, which actually brought a tear to my eyes. It was moments like that scene, that made Final Fantasy such a great series today. Also, my favorite Final Fantasy moment is when Kefka destroys everything ending the first act of the game. Shadow was my favorite of the party and I would never let him die in the continent. My most favorite fight in the game has to be against the Atma Weapon, which demonstrates Nobuo Uematsu's majestic and ultimately powerful composing.
Overall 10/10. Final Fantasy VI continues to be an inspiration to the fans. Most of the players today who played this game enjoy the magic that this game brought many Final Fantasy fans. You can download it on a roms website and play it on emulators such as SNES, GBA. I recommend you this game, and it gets a 10 out of 10.