Alternate Title: Powering up the Chicken Knife with every Fight
Final Fantasy 5 is my favorite Final Fantasy game and one of my favorite games ever made. The job system is brilliant in its simplicity. Allowing tons of customization while being easily understandable. It's just such a fun game to play that I make a point of breaking it out once a year. This year, I'm doing something different. I'll be playing, and documenting, a low level playthrough.
That's exactly as it sounds. I'll be doing my best to minimize the amount of levels the group of weirdos that form the cast gain.
So what exactly does being low level mean?
Well, thankfully, in many ways what level you are is far less important then what skills you have.
To use the final screenshot from Orange Fluffy Sheep LP of this game as an example, this is his party after having done pretty much everything, he beat the final superboss. And his party is only level 50. In most Final Fantasy games, 50 is the level you are when you beat the game.
So what does level effect? The most important thing it does is HP and MP. This is completely unchangable, because I'm low level I'll always have low HP and MP. Level also effects damage in some ways, but this can be worked around using the right abilities.
One final thing, this will be an all spoiler zone. I'm not covering the plot except for the barest summary if I feel like it. So feel free to post how Faris is really a girl and Gilgamesh is The Best.
Table of Contents
- Update 1: Birds ruin everything
- Job Analysis: Knight
- Update 2: Crabs and Zombies
- Job Analysis: Thief
- Update 3: In Which Butz stares at an animal until it runs away for hours.
- Job Analysis: Monk
- Update 4: Rodsrodsrods
- Job Analysis: Blue Mage
- Update 5: It's just not Faris's day.
- Job Analysis: Black Mage
- Update 6: I hate Dhorme Chimeras
- Job Analysis: White Mage
- Update 7: I spend a lot of money on throwing things
- Job Analysis: Mystic Knight
- Update 8: One step closer to ultimate power.
- Job Analysis: Red Mage
- Update 9: Not yet time to play "Eye of the Tiger
- Job Analysis: Berserker
- Update 10: The Saddest Bosses
- Job Analysis: Time Mage
- Update 11: Get the Money Bin ready
- Job Analysis: Summoner
- Update 12: Boats, Dragons, and antennas
- Job Analysis: Beastmaster
- Update 13: Galuf puts all others to shame.
- Job Analysis: Geomancer
- Update 14: Summons and Dragons.
- Job Analysis: Ninja
- Update 15: It's a trap! Monster attack
- Job Analysis: Ranger
- Update 16: Sidequests and more sidequests
- Job Analysis: Bard
- Update 17: A whole lot of gimmick fights
- Job Analysis: Dragoon
- Update 18: The Penultimate Step to ultimate power.
- Job Analysis: Dancer
- Update 19: Murder everything in the Rift
- Job Analysis: Samurai
- Update 20: A Group of Weaklings Cut Down a Tree.
- Job Analysis: Chemist
- Update 21: Now is the time to play Eye of the Tiger
- Job Analysis: Mime
- Update 22: And the all lived happily ever after
- Update 23: Did you think I was done?
- Job Analysis: Gladiator
- Update 24: Failing so hard it loops back to success
- Job Analysis: Oracle
- Update 25: It's a real showstopper
- Job Analysis: Cannoneer
- Update 26: Dragons are jerks.
- Update 27: Not with a Bang
- Job Analysis: Necromancer
- Bonus Update 1: Necromancy for Fun and Profit
- Bonus Update 2: When it doubt, kill them twice.
Other LinksOrange Fluffy Sheep's LP of the game without any insane challenge conditions. Read it to see the plot.
Blastinus's LP of Final Fantasy VI, which also included a low level run by Nakar. I do not think I'll be able to top getting the final boss to kill itself but I sure will try.
Quovak also doing a low level run through a generally easy, though beloved RPG.
Bonus StuffShaezerus answers some question: What happens if you give Berserker Equip Harps?
And why doesn't Galuf get the new GBA jobs?