Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Hiroyuki Nakayama arranged and performed “Home, Sweet Home” from the beloved classic turn-based JRPG Final Fantasy V on piano, initially composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Additionally, Mai Kondo recorded and mixed the performance.
Final Fantasy V was indescribably influential despite its original release not being localized. The battles were wildly ambitious, featuring a Job system comprising outstanding player choice that was unprecedented for 1992. I’d argue V’s combat system is in its own league entirely, with Final Fantasy X-2 and Stranger of Paradise taking evident inspiration.
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Fans can utilize a highly-requested new font option, the ability to switch between the original and remastered background music, and several ways to adjust the experience. Specifically, random encounters can be turned off, earned experience and Gil can be amplified, and ABP can be altered. Final Fantasy II also has dedicated boost options to make the experience more accessible.
You can view the piano cover of “Home, Sweet Home” from Final Fantasy V below:
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