History YMMV / FinalFantasyI

17th Jun '18 3:25:27 PM TheCatcher
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* AntiClimaxBoss: In the original version, the FinalBoss, Chaos, can easily be dispatched in a couple rounds due to him having only 2,000 HP. The remakes beginning with Dawn of Souls avert this, where his HP has been greatly increased.
2nd Jun '18 8:27:27 PM N.Harmonik
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** Those complaining about the effeminate faces of the more recent protagonists would do well to remember that White Mage's gender was also ambiguous in the original. And even in the remake, if you make imagine him as male, he looks like a Bishounen.
* ItsEasySoItSucks: One of the biggest complaints about the GBA and PSP remakes. To clarify, the magic system was replaced with the traditional magic points, experience is gained faster, Phoenix Downs were added, saving is possible almost anywhere, and a characters' attacks now redirect to another enemy if the original target is killed by someone else the same turn.

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** Those complaining about the effeminate faces of the more recent protagonists would do well to remember that White Mage's gender was also ambiguous in the original. And even in the remake, if you make imagine him as male, he looks like a Bishounen.
* ItsEasySoItSucks: One of the biggest complaints about the GBA and PSP remakes. To clarify, the magic system was replaced with the traditional magic points, experience is gained faster, Phoenix Downs were added, saving is possible almost anywhere, and a characters' character's attacks now redirect to another enemy if the original target is killed by someone else the same turn.



** The final floor of the Floating Fortress. Every time you get into a random encounter, you'll most likely get one of the usual enemy waves... but may the gods help you if the RNG decides to land you on the 1-in-64 chance of tossing [=WarMECH=] / Death Machine at you, even moreso if it starts off by casting NUKE / Flare. Moreso if you're playing a version of the game that [[SaveGameLimits doesn't let you save anywhere]]!
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: This is a 1st edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game in practically every way possible except for the title. The change of sprites of the Beholder from the American version is pretty much the only reason Squaresoft didn't get sued.

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** The final floor of the Floating Fortress. Every time you get into a random encounter, you'll most likely get one of the usual enemy waves... but may the gods help you if the RNG decides to land you on the 1-in-64 chance of tossing [=WarMECH=] / Death [=WarMECH=]/Death Machine at you, even moreso if it starts off by casting NUKE / Flare.NUKE/Flare. Moreso if you're playing a version of the game that [[SaveGameLimits doesn't let you save anywhere]]!
* SerialNumbersFiledOff: This is a 1st edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game in practically every way possible except for the title. The change of sprites of the Beholder Evil Eye/Beholder from the American version is pretty much the only reason Squaresoft didn't get sued.
2nd Jun '18 8:20:08 PM N.Harmonik
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** Chaos is not immune to the White Magic spell Fear (which causes enemies to have a chance to flee, and this chance stacks with each cast); in normal play, you'd have to abuse SaveScumming in order to see it happen, but in a Tool Assisted Speedrun, where you can use luck manipulation, well... (In fact, this is how the TAS of the game using nothing but a a lone living White Mage finishes the final battle.)

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** Chaos is not immune to the White Magic spell Fear (which causes enemies to have a chance to flee, and this chance stacks with each cast); in normal play, you'd have to abuse SaveScumming in order to see it happen, but in a Tool Assisted Speedrun, where you can use luck manipulation, well... (In fact, this is how the TAS of the game using nothing but a a lone living White Mage finishes the final battle.)
21st May '18 10:49:35 PM MBG159
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* TierInducedScrappy: The Thief. It can't steal, and several of its stats in the original were buggy, leaving it with basically nothing but its below-average combat skills and the unreliable ability to run away (which it will need to). After the class change comes along, it gets a lot better, but even then, a Knight is tougher and does more damage, and a Red Wizard is on par in damage and has much more magic. A [[SelfImposedChallenge solo run]] with a Thief is considered the hardest of any class by a good margin. It got several buffs in the remakes, but even then, it's considered one of the more expendable members.
18th Apr '18 10:50:26 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why is Bahamut's UpgradeArtifact a smelly rat's tail? Because nobody would ever think to use something so weirdly random and gross to falsely present him as proof of their valor.
5th Feb '18 9:17:34 AM 32_Footsteps
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** Chaos manages to pull one out that doesn't do a lick of damage to the player's party, but can cause an instant loss of hope - [=CUR4=] / Curaja. Yes, he averts NoCureForEvil, and it fully heals him. If the player has already lost a couple party members (given that Chaos has multiple OneHitKO attacks, including one that can take out multiple party members at once, well within the realm of possibility), seeing Chaos cast it can be the moment in which the player knows the FinalBoss has won.
7th Jan '18 9:12:07 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ItWasHisSled: Garland is really the BigBad, not the StarterVillain. This was considered a major plot twist back in the days of the NES, not so much now.
30th Dec '17 5:36:52 AM OlfinBedwere
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* MostAnnoyingSound: The game's sound effects are generally pretty shrill and high-pitched, even compared to the other two NES ''Final Fantasy'' games. The sound that's played whenever any dialogue box opens in particular can quickly get grating.
3rd Nov '17 7:33:31 PM LittleJon
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** BANE will kill anything. Due to programming error, an enemy immune to instant death will has a magic threshold for that attack set at less than or equal to 0. However, it is possible for the RNG to roll a 0. Granted, it only has a 3/256 chance of happening [[labelnote:Explanation]] the game indexes into a table of 256 entries, 3 of those entries will create the effect [[/labelnote]] but a TAS will take full advantage of this by using the BANE Sword.
25th Oct '17 4:08:57 PM setrakakan
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks / ItsEasySoItSucks: The "Dawn of Souls" GBA remake (as well as the iOS port based on it) is criticized by some hardcore fans for ditching the spell system from the original game in favor of a more familiar MP system and for adding the ability to save anywhere. However, this is averted for the most part, since the archaic spellcasting system was a perfect case of FakeDifficulty resulting from a half-baked game mechanic, and saving anywhere is quite useful in a portable RPG, where one may have to put the game down on short notice. Plus, the remake also balanced out the ability to cast far more spells by making them less powerful, and added several [[BonusDungeon Bonus Dungeons]] to make up for easing up on the difficulty.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks / ItsEasySoItSucks: The "Dawn of Souls" GBA remake (as well as the iOS port based on it) is criticized by some hardcore fans for ditching the spell system from the original game in favor of a more familiar MP system and for adding the ability to save anywhere. However, this is averted for the most part, since the archaic spellcasting system was a perfect case of FakeDifficulty resulting from a half-baked game mechanic, and saving anywhere is quite useful in a portable RPG, where one may have to put the game down on short notice. Plus, the remake also balanced out the ability to cast far more spells by making them less powerful, and added several [[BonusDungeon Bonus Dungeons]] to make up for easing up on the difficulty.
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