Well, I’ve been playing FFXII for a while now, thanks to GameznFlix. I love the game so far, but it is not my favorite Final Fantasy by far. Here’s why.
Battles. I like the new battle system, but I like the old style better. Bring back FFIX’s battle system please!
Viera. Most guys would not list them as a problem, but they seem to have never learned how to put on more than lingerie. As a guy who tries to avoid this, it’s annoying how much I have to look away from the screen while playing this game. Especially, where I’m at in the story.
Quickenings and Summonings. I liked Overdrives and Trances better than these. I mean, why must they become unusable after I’ve cast a single healing spell? Kinda kills my idea for bringing out the big guns for the end of the battle with the boss.
The game’s not all bad. Here’s a few things I like about it.
Ivalice. I loved this FF world from FFTA. It’s so diverse and full of potential.
Maps. I actually love how there is no more Overworld map and Area maps, but, instead, one big map that everything is connected to. If you want to go from Rabanastre to Jahara, you don’t suddenly grow to the size of the town and walk across the world in a few steps, but you actually have to fight your way through the Giza Plains and Ozmone Plain.
Licenses. I really loved the versatility of the spheres in FFX and this just takes it one step further! I love being able to make any of my characters into any class (IE: Black or White Mage, Fighter, etc.).
Right now I’ve just left the Viera village in the Forest by the Ozmone Plain and I’m looking for yet another of the long-eared race. Wish me luck!
Final Fantasy VII was the first 3D Final Fantasy game; this one is the first on the Playstation 2. It’s graphics are amazing – the cutscenes in almost look as good as the rendered movies!
The gameplay is pretty sweet as well. There’s some new features like the ability to switch characters out in the middle of a battle without losing your turn. That brings up one of the differences between this and the last 3 Final Fantasy games – This one lacks the ATB counter. Now this doesn’t take away from the gameplay at all – especially if you like the switching.
The storyline on this is pretty good. I think it’s laughable that it in some ways mirrors a Christian’s life, but it’s written by new agers. Anyways, it’s still a fun game. I would recommend this to anyone who likes RPGs.
Just finished the next Final Fantasy in the series… last one on the Playstation.
The gameplay is better than Final Fantasy VIII. No junctioning is good. Junctioning was cumbersome, but it did allow for better defenses than this one does… Also I liked the Encounter None ability of Final Fantasy VII – which was sadly lacking here… I hate random encounters…
Anyways… the game was good. The story is very intense and gripping. The ending kinda sucks but that’s my opinion… I liked the game for the gameplay.
Anyways… I would reccomend it to anybody who likes RPGs.
This is the first Final Fantasy game I’ve finished…
I thought the gameplay was awesome. The story got kinda cheesy toward the end, more like it’d been thrown together with less thought than the first parts. The graphics were pretty good (for the time and system).
Overall I thought it was fun and worth the 15 bucks I paid for it.
Basically you play as a SeeD – a mercenary whose overall purpose is to destroy sorceresses, but will do other things as well. You start out as a cadet just before your test to become a SeeD. As you play through you gain more friends and at the end have a party of six to take on the final boss (who has about 6 forms and is pretty easy to take out with Squall’s Lion Heart… ).
Along the way your decisions will affect other aspects of the game. For example: at one point you’re given a code phrase to say to respond with when someone asks you a certain question. If you answer incorrectly, you lose a SeeD rank (meaning you lose some income).
Anyways… I’d reccomend this game to anyone who likes RPGs or even if you don’t, it’s a good game.
Here’s the first 3D Final Fantasy game. Now I’m playing this after playing 8, 9, and 10 so, comparatively, the graphics really stink, but for the time I’m sure they were great. However the graphics aren’t the point of the review – the game is.
I haven’t seen the whole game yet, but from what I’ve seen this is definitely one of the best for gameplay. The materia system is pretty cool. I like the fact that anyone can be any class, but the materias for that class will adjust stats accordingly. IE: if you equip a spell materia it will lower your HP and up your Magic.
The story I haven’t quite figured out yet so I can’t comment on it yet, but knowing the FF stories in other games, it ought to be good.
Overall I highly recommend this game – Although I’ve not finished it yet.
The Final Fantasy series of games is actually pretty fun. I prefer the old SNES games over the new ones, but that’s me. The movie on the other hand wasn’t so great.
The storyline was good, if you believe that everything has a spirit and such. You all know I don’t so I tried to ignore that part, but it was so ingrained into the story it was hard to watch it.
The graphics were astounding! If there’s one thing that Square did right it was the animations. It had the best human motions I’ve seen (even better than Ice Age) and in some parts of the movie I had to remind myself that it was CGI.
The voice acting was okay. They had some good actors in there (I recognized the voices of the Captain and the pilot guy (I don’t remember their names)), but the acting wasn’t anything special, IMO.
Overall, it was okay. Not worth seeing on the bigscreen, and only marginally worth renting. I can see why Sony is reluctant to make a sequel.