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FF6 - Brave New World

Hack of Final Fantasy III

Description:

What started out with my initial desire to properly case everyone’s names turned into a rather innocent discussion between a co-worker of mine and I about ways to improve/fix the original game, which in turn (somehow) became this.

FF6 - Brave New World is a fairly complete overhaul of Final Fantasy VI, featuring…

  • Character-based esper restrictions & new stat boosts that promote greater diversity and allow for customized development.
  • Esper leveling system that disassociates esper bonuses from traditional levels.
  • New and reworked formulas which rescue everything that isn’t magic or magic evasion from the dump-stat heap.
  • Rebalanced equipment, items, spells, and skills that aim to remove dead weight and give players more (and better) choices.
  • A complete overhaul of enemies from their stats to their behavior to better challenge veteran players and newcomers alike.
  • Tons of bugfixes, as well as remedies to many of the game’s more annoying aspects (such as rage hunting taking a lifetime).
  • And much, much more, detailed in the Readme (particularly section 4).

One thing BNW is not is a difficulty mod. While it is harder than vanilla FF6, we wanted to keep it accessible to newcomers while at the same time giving veterans a new experience. Hopefully, we succeeded.

Curious about what other people are saying about BNW? Like the mod and want to let us know? Hate it and want to tell us how much we suck? Completely indifferent and just bored? Feel free to drop by what’s become the official forum for discussing BNW:

http://ngplus.net/index.php?/forums/forum/5-final-fantasy-vi-brave-new-world/

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Final Fantasy III (USA) - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: A27F1C7A
  • MD5: E986575B98300F721CE27C180264D890
  • SHA-1: 4F37E4274AC3B2EA1BEDB08AA149D8FC5BB676E7
  • SHA-256: 0F51B4FCA41B7FD509E4B8F9D543151F68EFA5E97B08493E4B2A0C06F5D8D5E2

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
SynchysiHacking
BTBDesign

User Review Information

A great way to experience FFVI again!

Reviewed By: Ok Impala! on 27 Jul 2019

I had a blast playing this mod. It changes a lot of things to the vanilla game in such a way that you are constantly surprised!

You really need to rethink your strategies for dungeons as this mod is not as easy as the original game. The removal of tents makes the game bit more roguelike. Also, enemies are a lot smarter in the actions they choose. This is especially apparent in the boss battles. Boss battles take a lot longer in this mod because you can’t get away with cheap tricks like throwing X-zone, using an Offering and Genjiglove or spamming Ultima. These are real fights for your life and you better prepare and observate. I found myself paying a lot of attention to buffs and defense. Things I could normally ignore in the vanilla game because I could get overpowered in no time.

Another notable change is the complete overhaul of the Esper system. Now every character can only learn a certain set of magic. That way, you’ll need to think a lot harder which character you want to use for each situation. They also nerfed the stronger characters from the original game. So, you’ll have to figure out again who’s the most powerful character. (Hint: it’s definitely not Sabin anymore).

Defeating Kefka took me about 1 hour. It was one of the most satisfying game experiences in my life. Fighting on the brink of death, constantly observing and adjusting my tactics. While experiencing a fair challenge and no cheap tactics by Kefka. In the end being victorious gave a great feeling. This mod has more challenge than the original game, but it never felt like it was unfair. Rethinking my tactics always worked to pass a difficult moment in the game. This is why JRPGs are so much fun. It’s a shame not much games can reach this level of balance. But Brave New World definitely does, and that’s a great compliment to all the people involved creating this mod!

Do you like Final Fantasy VI and want to re-experience this gem again? This mod comes highly recommended!

Version 1.9.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Really loved it until 2.0Croixraoul101 Jul 20202.0No
Challenging without being "hardtype", revised without being "different for the sake oSPennLUE10 Mar 20202.0Yes
A great way to experience FFVI again!Ok Impala!27 Jul 20191.9.0Yes
Definitely a Difficulty ModPhaxuji12 Jan 20202.0No
A fantastic mod, but the difficulty can be offputtingsarysa23 Apr 20181.9.0Yes
A good approach on character diversityXardas08 Mar 20181.6.1Yes
Lots of changes including save pointsKFCTwister18 Dec 20171.8.6Yes
People who say this isn't a good mod like ultima.Rotnflesh16 May 20151.6.1Yes
A Definitive FF6 Hackmagictrufflez01 May 20151.6.1Yes
This isn't a difficulty mod? Really?oubliette25 Mar 20151.6.0No