FF6 - Brave New World
Hack of Final Fantasy III
FF6 - Brave New World
Hack of Final Fantasy III
|Released By||BTB, Synchysi|
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Hack Release Date||01 January 2020|
|Last Modified||11 January 2020|
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:
ROM / ISO Information:
- Final Fantasy III (USA) - NOINTRO
- CRC32: A27F1C7A
- MD5: E986575B98300F721CE27C180264D890
- SHA-1: 4F37E4274AC3B2EA1BEDB08AA149D8FC5BB676E7
- SHA-256: 0F51B4FCA41B7FD509E4B8F9D543151F68EFA5E97B08493E4B2A0C06F5D8D5E2
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
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
|Misleading presentation of hack||xigix||02 Oct 2020||2.0||No|
|Really loved it until 2.0||Croixraoul1||01 Jul 2020||2.0||No|
|Challenging without being "hardtype", revised without being "different for the sake o||SPennLUE||10 Mar 2020||2.0||Yes|
|A great way to experience FFVI again!||Ok Impala!||27 Jul 2019||1.9.0||Yes|
|Definitely a Difficulty Mod||Phaxuji||12 Jan 2020||2.0||No|
|A fantastic mod, but the difficulty can be offputting||sarysa||23 Apr 2018||1.9.0||Yes|
|A good approach on character diversity||Xardas||08 Mar 2018||1.6.1||Yes|
|Lots of changes including save points||KFCTwister||18 Dec 2017||1.8.6||Yes|
|People who say this isn't a good mod like ultima.||Rotnflesh||16 May 2015||1.6.1||Yes|
|A Definitive FF6 Hack||magictrufflez||01 May 2015||1.6.1||Yes|
|This isn't a difficulty mod? Really?||oubliette||25 Mar 2015||1.6.0||No|