THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad2, new iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPad mini. Compatible with iOS 4.3 and later.
*When loading the application for the first time, please ensure that you have a stable wireless connection.
*This app may not function properly on the iPhone 4 and the backgrounds in the FMS and BMS will appear as simplified versions.
Now everyone can play back their memories of FINAL FANTASY in an endlessly expansive app: THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY!
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY, the first music game in the FINAL FANTASY series, has been augmented with more songs and new playable characters to make it easier to dive into and play than ever before! Now it makes its debut as an iOS app that allows for communication with users from around the world in an unlimited adventure!
■With Quest Medleys, every time that you play, it’s a new adventure! New enjoyment to be found in each game!
The iOS version of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY adds the Quest Medley mode, where you can play through songs you’ve purchased in a rhythmical gauntlet! Each quest is a set made up of a single FMS and a single BMS, and each time that you play, you will find yourself facing different songs, different levels of difficulties, and different rewards for completion—enjoy the thrill of a music game where the sense of adventure never fades! Being able to play on your iOS device by touching anywhere on the screen gives you more freedom as a player, as you operate the game with ease.
Music Stages in the iOS Version
・FMS (Field Music Stage)
Slide across the screen in undulating waves that rise and fall in time to the slower-paced songs in these stages.
・BMS (Battle Music Stage)
Flick and tap to the furious beat to hit the Triggers flowing before each character in these fast-paced songs.
■Leveling up your character hinges on clearing tough songs! What else could you expect from a FINAL FANTASY music game?
Each time that you play through a song, your characters will gain experience. This app makes it easier than ever to enjoy developing your characters, as you simply level them up and the abilities gained by doing so are automatically equipped to your characters to be triggered during the music stages. In addition to the three regular scores of differing levels—the Basic, Expert, and Ultimate scores—you’ll gain a further three Illusive Scores for each song: arrangements of the regular scores with similarly varying levels of difficulty. Collect the shards of these Illusive Scores by clearing Quest Medleys and open up new adventures. Whether you are a novice or an experienced veteran, you’ll be able to find a way to play that fits your level!
■Use Twitter to tell the world about the scores you create yourself and share them with players everywhere!
Players themselves can create their own original scores by trying their hand at the Compose Scores mode! Upload your scores onto the server, or download the scores made by other players around the world—it is the players themselves who make the challenges of this game beyond limit. When you link the app up to your Twitter account, you can Tweet not only about the results of your play but also announce the uploading of your original scores to the server. And who knows—you might even find some scores made by the developers and the creators among the original scores uploaded each day!
Great game, pricey in-app purchases
I was thrilled to see this, I'm a long-time Final Fantasy fan as well as a musical rhythm game fan.
It's a shame more songs weren't provided by default. It would've been possible to have a decent play through the Quest Medley, with (say) 5 songs, and the app could've been priced at $1.99 or $2.99.
The in-app purchases are expensive - $0.99 for special songs, $1.99 for a character. Why can't characters be in bundles as well? But I still don't see the value of buying new characters, as it doesn't seem to really matter who you use, so I might skip this altogether.
The gameplay is great. It really feels much more worth it once you buy at least one song bundle, and can start getting into different levels of difficulty ("expert" and "ultimate") as well as the alternate levels ("illusive scores", or is it "elusive"?). I do wish there was more purpose or reward to levelling up the characters, or completing a whole Quest Medley.
The music is great - why else would anyone get this game ;) - but I think it'd be even better if there was a "listen" mode if I feel like just listening to the songs instead of playing the game. The songs don't have to be in full!
Overall I'm happy for this game. The music takes you back to every moment you spent walking on a world map or battling a monster or boss in a Final Fantasy game, and the gameplay challenges your sense of rhythm and speed. I just wish the in-app purchases weren't so pricey.
This game is great except...
I love this game. I like being able to interact with my favorite songs and characters in a way that I'd expect a Final Fantasy music game to be like. I really don't mind the micro transactions because there's only a handful of songs that I want and I think they're worth the buy considering you get a song and a 3d rendered background to match the setting of that song. I don't know how this game is compared to the 3ds version, but if you don't have a 3ds I think this app is a great option and the price for songs is reasonable considering you don't need to drop over $100 on a handheld console just to play this game. Plus, a previous reviewer did the math to determine the total price if you purchased everything. Yeah it seems like a lot if you buy everything at once, but I know I'm going to spread that over a couple of years. Why do people need a full game right now? Go get a 3ds instead of complaining about it here! My only issue with this app is the downloading. I usually have to try several times to download each song because errors occur from the server. Sometimes the error shows up 10 seconds in, sometimes 5 minutes. There is no progress bar to let you know if it's even working. I've been trying to download a bundle since yesterday and I keep getting errors. Other than that, great app, great game, and I hope more songs will be added in the future.
Great game! Minor errors
So far I have played the game and downloaded 2 bundles and 2 characters. I have yet to receive any crashes and im enjoying the fun gameplay. However, i do notice some minor errors in the shop.
This info may be helpful to those having problems.
1) the downloads take forever!
This may be due to the fact that the downloads only work when its on the downloading screen. Running the app in the background or going into lock screen mode will pause the download. An easy fix to this is to go into setting->general then turn lock screen into "never." If left at the download screen, bundles will take 5-10mins.
2) server timed out and it prompts me to rebuy purchased content!
If the content you already bought has an orange "bought" sign next to it, go ahead and press it. It will prompt you to repurchase the content, but after putting in your password it will recognize that it was bought already and allow you to download it for free.
3) my game keeps crashing!
Make sure that your ios is fully updated. Also, try and close any background apps to improve performance. My game has never crashed yet.
Hope this helps those who are having problems!
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 13, 2012
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 280 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2012 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved. Developed by indieszero Co.,Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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