Rated 8 out of 10 by Zahl Better than XII
I want to start off by saying that I enjoyed playing through this much more than the main Final Fantasy XII.
This game is very creative and fun. There's a system in it that's almost like a skill tree for unlocking units to use in battle, it's really cool. The only downside to this game is how slow the battles are. It takes a really long time to march your units across the battlefield, it's like they're walking as slow as they possibly can.
Other than that, I recommend this to anyone looking for a strategy based Final Fantasy game, and I do not recommend it for anyone looking for another turn-based one.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Tisan uminko great game
Its really a great game, but the controls are a little hard to get used to. Eventually you get used to them, but as I said before its a bit troublesome. It may not be in stock anymore, becaouse I got the last one in my county. But the storyline isnt like ultima blood or whatever, but it really isn't childish. And the Ring of Pacts system is a nice add too. But a problem is is that their is no wireless or Wi-Fi play. I mean, they could have just made an army free for all or somthing of the kind. But this is still a great game. If they made a sequal, I would by it. If they made another sequal, I would buy that too. I just love the fact that while your not only controlling a main charicter, you are also controlling an army. But what is an annoying problem is that you cant summon once you have reached a summon limit. But the game is still great and I hope you enjoy the product (if you buy it).
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shugo3 Not your normal FF
I have to say right from the begining that this is not your typical Final Fantasy game play. I do agree that the controls are a little hard to get used to at first, but after a while they become no problem at all. I love the story line of FF XII, its one thing that hasnt changed but yet is just what every Final Fantasy gamer is expecting to find. The game is challenging but not impossible. Even if you fail a couple times just think of your strategy plan and you will win. The Ring of Pact feature is awesome, controling your own army of yarhi makes the strategy just that much more involved and yet challenging. Another great feature is the ability to create your own weapons with the help of Cu Sith. The whole game is very well designed and any Final Fantasy fan would love to play this game. I would deffinally recomment this game to any FF fan.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Albertwesker568 I cant wait!!
When I first saw the article in Game Informer that they were making a sequel to FFXII I was really excited, and then I saw pictures from i guess the trailer and saw how cool it looked. I didnt have a PS2 back then, so for the sequel to one of the coolest games ever to come out on Nintendo DS is really exciting. The a few days ago I bought the first FFXII and saw how amazing it was. However just recently I saw a picture in Game informer from the new game and it didnt exactly look like it had good graphics, but maybe I wasnt looking at it right... so im gonna look at it again cause I know this game will look good and besides, I only care about the game not graphics cause thats how I like my games! Anyway it looks like this game is going to be cool and I know I must have it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by nintendogirl2 COMPLETLY AWESOME! ! !
I love this game! This is a type of game I never would expect me to buy from a store. I never even knew it existed until recently. I won it at a birthday party and wasn't excited at first, but i am SO glad i got it! After i understood the basics, which only took two hours of play, I really started to enjoy it. There are three types of people (or creatures) --- melee, flying, and ranged--- and six natures---rock, water, fire, lighting, healing, and normal. You gain exp. points to grow level and get stronger. It seems a little like pokemon at first :D. The story is awesome and the challenge will keep you busy (i've played this last level over 11 times and still haven't got it!) but it is so fun. Even if you keep losing you gain exp. every time you try the mission. The only thing i wish they would have put in is the characters' images during battle. The characters are so detailed during story mode why not during battle too? Well your not really focused on that during the battle anyway so other than that the game is really awesome! I can't put it down! You should so try this game! You will really love it if you like somewhat of a challenge but still a fair play. Once you understand it, you will be glad you bought it!
Rated 0 out of 10 by L Finally
They finally have a set release date in the us... thats great. But if they push it back, i will probably lose all faith in square. unfortunately, in case you didn't know, square has pushed back one of the best games on earth for the ds. (in my opinion) Crystal chronicles ring of fates. Well, back to the subject. Final fantasy XII for the ds will have 3D backgrounds, and 2D characters, and will be played in chapters, (levels) In the game you will encounter characters from final fantasy XII for the ps2, and some new (old?) characters. (i said old because FFXII for the ds is a prequel) well anyway, lets hope it doesn't get pushed back!
Rated 0 out of 10 by jmchap This game is going to be great
It is going to take some of the best parts of alot of FF games. I see it as combining the systems for FFXII and FFT. Which were both great games. It is not going to be a button mashing rpg where you figure out your best attacks, set the cursor to memory and just mash away at the accept button. I believe it is going to be a challenge. I am just glad I have time to beat FFXII(I have alot of games to beat at the moment.) All the FFVII fanboys need to keep their mouths shut and learn to enjoy new types of RPGs.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Slitzerikai Kinetic Into the collection it goes
Honestly, Final Fantasy XII was a little too simple for my taste. The characters, graphics, music, system, everything was fine. The storyline was okay, but after completing it, it felt like it lacked in comparison to others. I hope that this game will remedy that situation. Nevertheless, I will get it to go into the vast collection I have of Final Fantasy merchandise. ^_^
Rated 0 out of 10 by dw7freak About Time
This game looks great from what i read in gameinformer. The graphics r alot better than ffiii but not as good as ffxii. they still need to say what the system will be (gambits, real-time, or turn based). It won't b as good as ffvii but it probly will b better than most other ds games which have a habit of being really short. This game will be a great addition 2 the ff series.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer As seen in japan
I seriously got a DS for just this game, I knew it was coming out in japan about a year ago from adds in one of my weekly subscriptions. The only thing I'm sad about is the america release won't have a special Wings DS liek the japanese one did. In japan this game is amazingly popular though which is a good sign.