FINAL FANTASY II
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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FINAL FANTASY II
FINAL FANTASY II is highly anticipated follow-up to the original FINAL FANTASY, released in Japan in 1988.
The game features the bitter and beautiful tale of four war-orphaned heroes who become embroiled in a conflict between the hostile Empire of Palamecia and the rebel resistance. By eschewing conventional leveling for a proficiency system that allows players to tailor their characters' growth and incorporating a key term memory system that makes dialogue integral to gameplay, this game sparked the spirit of innovation for which the series has become known.
This release also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game--the Soul of Rebirth and the Arcane Labyrinth.
Additional Information (reference only):
ESRB Rating: E10+ with Alcohol Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language and Mild Suggestive Themes
What's New in Version 1.0.8
Korean language support added.
Good game, unfortunate flaws
This port shows a lack of caring and effort on SE's part. It's the full PSP version with the new dungeon, but no widescreen support for the iPhone 5.
There is a crash that occurs quite frequently when accessing a character's magic menu, and when the game crashes your quick-save location will not be saved so you have to start from your last save point or from where you were the last time you turned the game on. This crash should be relatively easy to find and fix, but instead the latest patch just adds more languages so SE can sell their broken software in more territories.
There's a minor audio glitch sometimes where town/map/battle music skips back a beat.
With the limited effort put into this port, $5 would have been a fair price.
Slow and Inconsistent
This game has a good story for its time and can be read today pretty well. I am updating this review to state it is a waste of time even when you know about dead zones to avoid and using scott's ring as the world map (by holding the status popup screen that appears when outside and not moving).
The arcane dungeon is a nice add-on since you can explore and do side quests rather than blindly grind; you get new words to access new floors designed like these words (such as an airship level if you use the word airship); it is very unique and I recommend quitting after you beat the 1st two with Josef in your party.
The good parts of this game end with the story, and arcane dungeon; the temporary 4th character adds some variety until you see how lazy the random encounters are.
This is because you fight the same enemies or palette swaps in multiple dungeons, making difficulty inconsistent or repetitive based on if the arcane dungeon made you too strong.
To make this doubly painful, you can't speed up these easy battles against the same enemies unlike with Final Fantasy Dimensions' auto-battle. This is a horrible catch-22 and the only reason I give it 2 stars is due to the arcane dungeon which was enjoyable.
Pretty good, very mature.
This game is pretty fun, it has many iconic creatures that return in the other FF games, and has a rather hardcore story, completely unexpected for an early FF game.
Some things to know, is to press and hold the character names on the blue box in the over world to bring up the map, and to do a sort of swipe to multi target enemies with spells.
The proficiency system is different from the standard leveling up system, but it's not so off putting that you don't want to play the game in my opinion, if anything, it's super easy to really raise character statistics up to being unfair.
Resuming Quick Save sometimes doesn't work the way I want it to, but mostly, it's still exists to save you, incase a random battle(or boss battle too, I guess) goes awry, just turn off app, turn on, and your left off where you were before that encounter.
All in all, solid game, love the story, just remember how to access the map, and you should have a good time playing.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 29, 2013
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 154 MB
- Languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1988, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.