Category Archives: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XII

Last Final Fantasy sequel in PS2, Final Fantasy XII still boosts strong characters and graphics.

Final Fantasy XII for PS2

The voice overs, whether it is the English or the Japanese are great. There goes the “Haha” that fills with ambigious meaning (sarcastic or real?). The in game graphics engine is as awesome as the CGI scenes. The transition is unnoticeable, and sometimes you might just admire the graphics with your jaws drop.

FFXII comes with the real time battle system, that means that you will no longer bumps onto random encounters and battle on. In FFXII, you can see your enemies while you are exploring around. Now you can avoid your enemies as and when you want or flank them hard. However, you will not see gigantic size monster appearing in front of you. The new introduction, Gambits are sets of instructions for the player’s AI party. It offers more powerful and alternatives to play the game with the real time system. Gambits are earned through each stages of the game, there will be better Gambits that will definitely help you out while you think, for example, heal dying allies first.

FFXII introduces a new skills system, called License. The new system replaced the FFX’s Sphere Grid System. This new system requires players to buy licenses to use items, spells or weapons. The downside of it, players have to rely on FAQs and mind games in order to buy the best licenses because the range of licenses revealed to the players are limited until you open some to reveal to the others.

FFXII will still be a great game. PS2 fans do not need to ditch their PS2 now for the soon to release PS3. Gamespot rated FFXII 9.0. The FAQ is available in GameFAQs.

October Game releases

The month of October seems to be a good month for the gaming community, with quite a few good games coming out this month. Leading the pack will be the Final Fantasy sequel, Final Fantasy XII, followed by Battlefield 2142. \

Here is the list of games releasing in the month of October.

  1. Final Fantasy XII – 31 October
  2. Battlefield 2142 – 17 October
  3. Neverwinter Nights 2 – 31 October
  4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade – 09 October
  5. Guild Wars Nightfall – 26 October
  6. Need For Speed Carbon – 31 October
  7. The Sims 2 Pets – 17 October
  8. FIFA 07 -03 October

Wow! This is a filling month… Especially at the end of the month. Keep your wallet for them.

Final Fantasy XIII

The new upcoming Final Fantasy sequel, looks damn cool. It will be released for the soon-to-be-arriving Sony PlayStation 3. There are rumours that PS3 will be released at the end of this year. So get hold of your money now, if you are a great fan for PlayStation.

I haven’t been playing Final Fantasy games ever since FFVIII, because I do not own a PS2, so I couldn’t play FFIX or FFX. This FFXIII looks very futuristic, character design is similar to FFVII, FFVIII, FFX (in my opinion).

FFXIII will be released with 3 versions, FFXIII and FF Versus XIII (for PS3) and FF Agito XIII for cell phones. Looks like game developers are trying to tap into the mobile gaming market. Mobile phones nowadays are more powerful than those Pentium I or II already.

What is more cool about Square Enix, is the tech demo they released for Final Fantasy VII, the demo for PS3 is simiar to the Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children. Imagine you playing the game with these graphics, WOW! There are rumours that they are remaking FFVII for PS3… Hope so.