A long time ago power beings, called Espers, were created and then unleashed against each other. The resulting battles all but destroyed the world and all of humanity with it. Magic disappeared from the world....
Centuries have since past, and now the world revolves around logic and machinery. Espers are only remembered in myth until one is discovered frozen from ancient times. Magic forces have returned and war is inevitable.
Aside from the engrossing story, the individual characters that you will befriend along your journey to discover the truth behind all the politics are varied and very interesting (to say the least). Battles are turn-based and allow you to attack, use a special ability, use magic (assuming that you've had an Esper teach you the spell), or even call on an Esper to come to your aid.
Final Fantasy VI was Square's third and last Final Fantasy installment for the SNES, and also the last of the core series released for a Nintendo machine.
The American change of numbering
As FFII and FFIII for the NES were never released in the US, the title of FFIV was changed to Final Fantasy II for the US release, years later causing confusion. Later, FFV was never released, and FFVI, the last FF for the SNES was named Final Fantasy III in the US. The numbering of the Final Fantasy US releases was restored upon the first Final Fantasy for PSX – Final Fantasy VII. After that, all US versions of the SNES remakes have been correctly numbered.
Hironobu Sakaguchi: Producer
Nobuo Uematsu: Music
Yoshitaka Amano: Character & monster design