By SQUARE ENIX INC
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VANGUARD STORM is the newest addition to the CRYSTAL DEFENDERS series of "defensive simulation" games.
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, 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
Modified "save and quit" function at the initial launch of the game.
A Great game for FF fans
Overall a great game including at least three hours of advanced tactical gameplay. At first I was dubious about the £2.99 price tag and at first regretted the purchase after finding there were only ten levels. I found however that the length of gameplay was extended with each passed stage.
After completing the 10 levels over the course of two days I then found that the game continued to feed my addiction with a new playable hard mode.
Overall one of my favourate game purchases and I must have for final fantasy fans or those who enjoy other square enix games such as kingdom hearts.
I loved crystal defenders and this one is just as addictive and it's a great game to play when I'm on the bus going places. Only improvement I can think of is in game leaderboards for each level and an overall one so there is more reason for us to keep playing to try and get the best score. And I agree final fantasy tactics would be an amazing addition to the app store. Tactics advance is one of my favourite games :D
2.99 is on the heavy side of game pricing and I wouldn't say it's worth the money but It's very good. Highly addictive and some good levels.
Easy to beat though, unless your trying to get a high score. Basically tower defense with final fantasy-esque touches.
Wish there was a difficulty button and an ability to buy things with your score like extra characters
- Category: Games
- Updated: 03 July 2009
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 47.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Developer: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2009 SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.