This was actully the very first Final Fantasy game I played. Ever. The Junction system was hard to get to know, but it became your best friend throughout the game. The lack of voices was... Okay to be fair even though it was hard to strain the old eyes to read the text.
The music, visuals and gameplay were top notch for the time and the storyline was brilliant. It's hard for a Final Fantasy game to dish out a bad story, and it's certainly not the case here. It's rare for Squaresoft to dish out a bad game, again, not the case here. ^-^