Finally, some decent weather for a change. And just in time for summer to start winding down. Yeah, go figure. Anyway, got some media for you: Final Fantasy Legends, Final Fantasy Tactics iOS, Growlanser 4: Overload, and Legend of Edda. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/11/11’ »
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There’s something oddly fascinating about refreshing the stock ticker throughout the day. It’s like 2008 all over again. But enough about my weird hobbies; you’re here for the media. Here’s what we have today: Dragon’s Dogma, Final Fantasy Tactics iOS, Frontier Gate, Labyrinth Xross Blood Reloaded, Rune Factory 4, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/04/2011’ »
Apple has just approved the iOS adaptation of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. Originally scheduled for a September 15 release last year, it was since pushed back pending said approval. Tactics will hit the App Store this Thursday, August 4, pricing at $15.99 US.
By way of their Facebook page, Square Enix has announced and apologized for a delayed release of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions for iOS. Originally set for a late June release, the port is now expected to launch sometime this month, though an exact date was not given.
Assistant producer Shiina offered a short Q&A session as recompense. Among other things, it was revealed that the iPad version will follow one month after the iPhone. 3G and multiplayer are not supported, but an autosave function has been added and will kick in if you’re interrupted by a phone call. Slowdown has also been addressed, which will be evident in a future trailer.
Coming from Famitsu is the news that Yasumi Matsuno, the creative brains behind Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics (among others), has been hired by Level 5. Akihiro Hino, the company’s founder and president, personally invited the former Square Enix designer, and Hino commented that “it won’t take two years or so for the next Matsuno project to come out.” No specific remarks were made about any titles in development.
The RPG world as we know it is composed of several sub-genres, mostly focused on the difference in battle systems: menu-driven or traditional, action, tactical, hack and slash, roguelikes. The first three are, by far the broadest and most common categories with action RPGs being the ones most en vogue at present, and menu-driven RPGs being the oldest. But what about tactical RPGs? Perhaps not everyone knows this, but they do indeed have a long lineage and an impressive pedigree, one dating back to the NES era. Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 23 – Final Fantasy Tactics’ »
Despite having some game-breaking bugs and a translation just this side of gibberish, Final Fantasy Tactics has gone on to gather quite an impressive following in the decade since its launch, and today it is widely recognized as one of the classics of the gaming world. With the release of Final Fantasy Tactics: the War of the Lions on the PSP, Square Enix has managed to fix some of the game’s more glaring issues, bugs and translation included. Of course, with this new version comes problems of its own, such as low sound quality and a slight but persistent amount of slowdown and lag. However, even with these problems, the new translation, added content, and a slight rebalancing of the Job Class system makes Final Fantasy Tactics: the War of the Lions the definitive version of this gaming classic, and worth a look to anyone with even a passing interest in tactical RPGs. Continue reading ‘Final Fantasy Tactics: the War of the Lions – Staff Review’ »