10 years ago
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.
No: I don’t recommend this product