Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy XII’

by Keith Crandell Jr.

*Editor’s Note: This review covers Dissidia and Dissidia 012*

Dissidia’s initial selling point was the conflict between ten heroes and villains from the numbered installments.

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By Jared Bonanminio

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The name “Ivalice Alliance” is a familiar term to the fans of the Final Fantasy series. Revenant Wings sparked the hype for this line of games in the series as the first to be announced in 2006 and released in Japan April 26, 2007. The game was altered and released in North America November 20, 2007 in an attempt to make the original Japanese version of the game more challenging for players.

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By John Groom

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Ivalice, an area previously only explored in spin-off games from the Final Fantasy Tactics series finally takes flight in its first all-out main series Final Fantasy game in Final Fantasy XII. In XII, we find ourselves playing as a character named Vaan, whose brother was killed while trying to defend his king. Vaan’s life is only complicated with the loss of his brother, with his hometown of Dalmasca being taken over by the Archadian Empire shortly thereafter. This game chronicles Vaan’s journey as he and his friends explore the mysteries behind the death of his brother and, seemingly more important to Vaan, his acquiring an airship to become a sky pirate.

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By: John Groom

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Released in 1997, Tactics has spawned several sequels and remakes, and is regarded by some as one of the greatest strategy games of all time.

Theoretically speaking, Final Fantasy Tactics is one of the greatest Final Fantasy games to reach the world. It took on an entirely different style from the previous Final Fantasy games, creating its own world, Ivalice. This world did something that no other Final Fantasy game ever did: it created a world that would exist throughout multiple games. Yet, many players find this game (and the other games created in its world) to be horrid, calling them abominations and believing that they have no place with the other Final Fantasy games.

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By Alex Schmitz 

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Final Fantasy is one of the most historic and well known series in gaming. It has been innovative not only in game play and storytelling, but also in gaming soundtracks. The legendary composer for most of the series, Nobuo Uematsu, has performed this music in orchestras around the world. I will be highlighting two great tracks from each numbered game in the series to show the breadth of the series’ musical accomplishments.

(Editor’s Note:  Want to listen to the track? Click on the song name!)

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