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Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Member Name: doran1981
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Advantages: active battle system lots of weapons loads to do
Disadvantages: Espers are a waste of game play good to fight though
My review on final fantasy XII
This game is a Role Playing Genre
The game takes place in a place called where there is a war between Archadia and Rozarria.
The Playable Characters
The game's main character.
Vaan lives in the Royal City of Rabanastre, who Despises the empire, who has a longing to becoming a Sky Pirate.
This is the character you control for most of the game.
Ashe is a Princess of Dalmasca. which has been taken over by the Empire, She wishes to bring peace to Dalmasca.
Penelo is a friend of Vann's she is always around for Vann when he needs her the most, Vann and Penelo are like brother and sister.
Balthier is a Sky Pirate, has his own airship the Stral and is a risk taker who doesn't take orders from anyone.
Fran is Balthier's friend they travel together assisting him on his adventures. She is from Viera, who has a extremely long life.
Basch is a captain in the Order of the Knights of Dalmasca. But was considered a traitor and sent to Prison. He was set free by Vann and his friends and joined to help him clear his name.
The battle system is now an active battle mode but there are no longer random battles. Your character wanders around the map and has an area around him and any monsters close by will be engaged in battles, with the aid of Gambit's (Automatic Actions).
This battle system is real time based not random compared to the old final fantasy's which in some way better because you can see the enemy's before you go into battle. There are also target markers which consist of lines. Blue lines shows who your going to attack and red lines shows who is attacking you.
There are a huge variety of monsters on final fantasy from Cactoid (Easy Enemies to Red Chocobo (More advanced and rare) and then the Bosses of the game.
Most of the Monsters drop Loot kind of like a bag with items that can be sold for Gil. (Money) after you kill them also you gain Experience and LP (Licence Points).
Some times you see enemies fighting each other.
Gambits is new to final fantasy. It allows you to set an auto move to your characters i.e. if you choose Cure on a gambit which says a party member has HP below 50% then the person who has the active gambit will heal with cure on any character with less than 50% HP and there are lots of different gambits in the game which you can buy with Gil which can cast magic use items or Technics.
You can activate or deactivate gambits at any time on your main car actors.
Status effects are things which can heal you and make your battle easier like Regen and Haste and other status's that damage you or make the battle harder for you to win there are many different status's like Poison, Slow, Slip, Oil, Confuse, Petrify, Death, Blind, and Silence. Also if you die your status effects don't go away.
and each car actor has 3 mist allocated to them
Quickenings are like a finishing move attacks, special attacks to deal
extra damage. When used, time stops and the attack occurs. you can also chain together everyone's Quickenings to create an powerful attack, Also, once used Quickenings drain all MP depending on how many you have on a character. They are purchased by using LP on the LP board for 50 LP. Each character can learn only 3 Quickenings, with each being more powerful.
Summons are called Esper's on FFXII and can only be obtained by defeating the esper first. You can obtain 5 espers in the main quest and then find the other 7 through side quest's like Quickenings, Summons take most of your MP. Personally they are a waste of time trying to find as they are not that powerful and a pain to use.
Magic's are a vital part of the game White Magic for healing, Black Magic for attacking, and Time Magic for speed or slowing enemies, Green Magic for status effects like Protect Silence, Poison, Blind and Sleeper, Dark Magic is new and has spells like Vanish - invisible status, Reverse - Switch health and damage points on a target, Bubble - double HP
This game will keep you going for hours on end. I played this game for 90 hours (not Straight though but coming back to the game after saving it) and I still hadn't finished the game so personally for me this is a great game to have
Graphics are 10 fold compared to the old Final Fantasy's like VII and VIII
Summary: overall a great game
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