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VANGUARD STORM is the newest addition to the CRYSTAL DEFENDERS series of "defensive simulation" games. VANGUARD STORM Lite allows players to sample the game's first map for free, and get a hands on feel of the unique style of play awaiting in the full version.

Players must strategically position units within various formations in order to prevent encroaching monster hordes from breaking through the front lines and stealing the army's crystals.

VANGUARD STORM employs a real-time turn system. Reading the battlefield and determining optimal locations for each allied unit before the turn counter is spent is crucial for victory.

As with CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, VANGUARD STORM also features jobs from the popular FINAL FANTASY Tactics A2.

Each job possesses a variety of different traits. Whether engaging in a concentrated attack or a gradual, widespread assault, players must constantly adjust battle formations in order to best take advantage of their units' abilities.

In addition to jobs geared towards offensive maneuvers, in the full version there are also jobs which support or enhance other units. White Mages can restore an injured ally's HP, while Bishops can increase a nearby unit's attack power.

Finally, the monsters of VANGUARD STORM come in all different shapes and sizes. Some tread upon the ground, while others attack from the skies. Some even have resistances to certain types of attacks. One important strategy is to recognize these traits and then adjust battle formations accordingly; pitting melee-oriented jobs such as Soldiers against monsters who resist magick, or Archers against aerial enemies.

What's New in Version 1.0.1

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Customer Reviews

I'm pleased

I'm quite surprised that such simple gameplay could be so addictive and exciting. Square Enix really does have a way with presentation which makes games that much better. I played this lite version over and over, but I don't know if I would get the full version yet, because the full version is basically a modern arcade game with only a story mode. I'm hoping that square enix will update it with a survival mode, and a challenge mode that makes the player kill specific oncoming targets while preserving others (like saving civilians and still keeping monsters from invading). In general, this is a great game. I just hope square enix carries it a bit further to make it shine to a more fuller extent.


It's not happenenin if u want that game so bad along with tactics just buy them off eBay or here's a great idea get an emulator if u can't find the game square isn't making it but about this game it's awesome and I'd buy it but it's a bit short of play of a couple times tho please wxtent you make square enix look like a company that only wants money

A Dash Review

Will you jerks shut up about FF7! Don't give a game one star just because you want them to make a diferent one. I love the FFT,A2 theme, and I hope they keep up this theme with more crystal defender games. And read this guys review under me.

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  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 47.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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