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Review: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

July 10, 2017 1 min read

When Final Fantasy XII came out, I witnessed an interesting perspective in regards to initial praise -- the MMO crowd loved it, given that it takes multiple cues from the online-only Final Fantasy XI. It was a triumph in many ways with its open world combat flow and groundbreaking (at the time) AI-manipulating gambit system, but many of those advancements were reverted for XIII.

The weakest part in my mind was the narrative, focusing on the young sky pirates Ashe and Vaan, framed around a loose adaptation of "insert kingdom struggle drama here." That obviously hasn't changed much with the Zodiac Age remaster, but XII holds up far more than many other modern RPGs.

Review: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age screenshot