Of all the Final Fantasy games released on the Playstation, this was without doubt my least favourite. Apparently this game is a tribute to the roots of the series. That means there are a few feuding kingdoms and no human characters. The game goes back to the classic storylines of obtaining crystals to try and prevent catastrophe befalling the land.
This time round, the villain is one of the biggest jokes of the series, the main characters are a moody, dislikable bunch who change their personalities at the drop of a hat, the battle system is unexciting, easy and generally awful, the ability learning mechanism is annoying and there are only about 5 cities you can visit on the world map. The side-game card game is sub-par and the final final boss is essentially an unneccessary, unknown Deus Ex Machina which serves as the final insult in this nightmare of a Final Fantasy game.
I've played it through as an adolescent and as an adult, but my feelings did not change. The FMV's are nice though.