I have a friend (we’ll call him I. Cube; no, Ike C.) that recently mentioned that he might play his first turn-based strategy RPG this year, and is considering Final Fantasy Tactics. Being a fan of both FFT and of Vandal Hearts, the latter of which gets very little love from the general strategy gaming populace as opposed to Tactics, I created a comparison for him. Then I figured I may as well try to drum up some interest in Vandal Hearts from others that haven’t played it or have a vague impression that it’s not as good as Tactics, so here we go.
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The day has come. We make a pretty big deal out of Final Fantasy Tactics around these parts. It’s just one of those cherry-popping games that introduced a genre to most of us (See also: Plants vs. Zombies and, to many people younger than me, Final Fantasy VII). Sure, Tactics Ogre is probably better and I personally prefer Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, but you always remember your first. Especially if she’s missing a couple of fingers. I got a good feeling! True story…
Regardless of all the shit we give SquareEnix around these parts, which doesn’t even include how silly their company name sounds, we all have a lot of love for Square and Enix. Mostly the SquareSoft side.
After nearly a year of delays, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions has finally been submitted for App Store approval according to the good people at TouchArcade. Square Enix’s Facebook page confirms the news.
This great upgrade to the PS1 game Final Fantasy Tactics is now downloadable for only $9.99 and 205 MB of storage space. Additions to the original version include full-motion video cutscenes, new storyline sequences, two new character classes: the Onion Knight and the Dark Knight, new playable characters, a larger party limit, new equipment and items, and wireless multiplayer for both co-op and versus. Add all that to a game that was already amongst the best of the strategy-RPG genre and you’ve got one hell of a great deal.