Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
Sequel's never do well.
Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings does not follow the typical game style you find on the ps2 versions, or most of their handheld games. When playing you have leaders, who then have espers (more like wild monsters you can form a pact with) that help you battle. On the battle screen you have the leader's displayed on the top of the screen to try and make it easier to pick groups (leader and the espers he controls) to send to attack. But, for most of the game you will find yourself sending your whole group to attack because of how easy it is for the enemy to wipe out a single leader and his/her espers. Yes, they tried to add strategy with the whole triangle: Melee, Flying, Magic where one is weak to the other.. and through the elements: fire, earth, water, etc. For the most part, this barely helps you in the gameplay because you will find yourself swarmed and unable to organize your troop to attack effectively. An example: Sometimes when attacking an enemy your characters and their espers will spend their time walking around trying to get past one another, meanwhile your leader that is actually attacking is getting slaughtered fighting basically by himself. Missions: There are missions to advance your storyline, and their are bonus missions that help level your character up, provide treasure, and help you gain auracite (which helps you make more pacts with other espers). Some bonus missions include Monster Melee where your leaders and their espers will be fighting all the monsters on the map, and you must defeat them to win- treasure and minerals are often on the map. Then there are Summoning melee, where a summoning gate (what you summon more espers to replace defeated espers with, and level your espers up with) is on the map that you can use, and your enemies (a leader or a couple of leader's and their espers) have control of two or three summoning gates and you must defeat all the leaders to win. The music and the graphics are decent for a handheld video game. The controls are aggrivating at times, and the missions sometime impossible (I stopped playing after being defeated by Belias 20x and not even making a dent in his health!). Overall this is a highly tactical game, that just isn't worth your time in comparisson to the other great titles Final Fantasy has come out with. If you have lots of cash to spend, and all the time in the world to waste, you can give it a go. If you want an excellent game that will keep you smiling for hours with excitment-look elsewhere.
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!
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.
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).
i pre ordered this game before they even had a cover on display on this website just because one its FF12 two its graphics are great and three it sold alot in japan! awesome!!
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.
Fighting Style Sucks
It is true that you use the stylus the whole game and you have to click the person you want to fight...you also have to draw a point to where you want to walk . Im not excited about the style I wish it was like FF III. But I HAVE played this game in jap. and wasnt impressed. sucks because i was really excited :(
i've seen the previews and the game looks awesome. i had final fantasy III and it was a good game but its graphics weren't that great but it was an awesomie game. Revanent Wings has bettter graphics and has about the best graphics i have seen for the DS and i can't wait to buy it.
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!
I think that this game will be a breakthrough for the nintendo ds. The graphics peviews are absolutely incredible so im definitely going to buy it. i just got a ds so im not used to games, but i know a good game when i see one dude!