I did not purchase this game on release and had since heard bad things about it. I have always wanted to know if it really was a bad as some people say. So i purchased this game, i believe it is one of the best final fantasy. There is so much storyline and depth that you immediately get sucked right into it. The cinematics are of the highest quality especially considering the platform(ps1) I would recommend this game to any one who owns a ps2 or ps1. They won't regret it, just make you get right to the end :-).