FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPad
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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All of the game's unit graphics have been redrawn in high-resolution. Don't miss this chance to play the sharpest, most beautiful FINAL FANTASY TACTICS yet!
■Improved Draw Speeds
The graphic drawing processes have been optimized for mobile devices. Say goodbye to choppy motion and crash bugs, and play with the quickest, smoothest abilities effects and animations to date!
A save slot which allows game data to be saved to iCloud has been added. It is now possible to migrate game data across multiple devices.
On the heels of its iPhone and iPod touch releases, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions comes to the iPad!
Final Fantasy Tactics was the first tactical RPG in the Final Fantasy series. Originally released on the PlayStation in 1997, the game has since gone on to sell over 1.3 million units in total. The PSP remake, "Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions" was released to critical acclaim in 2007 featuring added cutscenes, expanded storylines, and new jobs.
Now, in 2012, the battle continues on the iPad! Delve into deep strategic battle mechanics that feature tactical role-playing at its best and savor the story that put Ivalice on the map, all in their full glory on the iPad's screen.
What's New in Version 1.2.0
- Graphics have been enhanced for high-resolution displays.
- The speed of graphic drawing processes has been significantly improved.
- iCloud support has been added.
Final Fantasy Tactics is definitely among the top games of all time, but unfortunately this version is next to atrocious.
The user interface is ugly, the pixels are deluded and stretched to forcefully fit it on screen, and this of course looks unpolished and unprofessional.
The aspect ratio is still 4:3 but simply stretched to fit a widescreen ratio, similar to the PSP version which makes everything look squished. This is a shame because the new high res sprites are beautiful, but the stretched screen doesn't show how pretty they could have been.
The frame rate appears to be unexceptionally low, and movement of the menus and characters are extremely choppy. I'm using the iPad with retina display so excuse me if it runs better on other devices.
As far as controls go, these are sluggish and frustrating to navigate with. Tapping the screen almost a dozen times in multiple locations to perform simple actions is slow and tedious, also add in the extra tapping due to inaccurate tile selection. I expected much more functional navigation from a modern port, not just forced touch controls on the same menus as the console version.
If some of these issues would be fixed, Final Fantasy Tactics for iOS would have potential to be the best version available, but for now it's definitely not worth the money you are paying for.
Until this is further patched I would not advise you purchase this version of the game, as it is unpolished and choppy.
Things as simple as bad functionality and ugly text should not be an issue from a company such as this.
I look forward to patches that could possibly be in the near future.
Playing on an iPad Air so I can't speak for older hardware but this is a fantastic port! Bugs must have been bad early (judging by early reviews) but it's smooth now. I almost didn't buy this due to these bad reviews but I'm glad I did.
It's kind of a niche game. The people who liked it, loved it so they put it on a pedestal expecting nothing short of perfection. Those of us who are realistic about these things will be satisfied. 5 stars
Apparently you can't save when you want or load to a specific save point. When I die The only place I can get loaded to is the point RIGHT before my opponent kills me... I shouldn't have to start a new game everytime I die.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 05, 2013
- Version: 1.2.0
- Size: 656 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1997, 2007, 2012 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.