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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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  Extremely addictive, extremely fustrating.

| | See all Ociros's reviews (1)

I got this game a week or so, and, I've become hooked. It's a very addictive game, this leads to a monsterous amount of fustration when things don't go 'according to plan'. Each fight scene lasts a good 30 minutes or so, and permenantly losing a character you've spent a countless amount of 30 minutes on, in the last few turns of a current 30 minute, overshadows the enjoyment of what is a fairly decent game.
That said, the dialogue is fairly amusing at parts, mostly due to the somewhat ye olde cricket style of speech, the actual combat is very well done, and things aren't always black/white in terms of what you expect to achieve, an example of this is the fact most spells are actually AoE spells, which can be applied to many different [ahem] Tactics.

Summary:
If you want a struggle and a "Finally got past that bit" sense of achievement, then buy this game.
If you're looking for a casual bit of fun, then this isn't a game for you.
Have a stress-ball on hand.

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  Excellent

| | See all markmarkwh's reviews (9)

This wasnt a instant hit with me as i rushed into the game not knowing what to do. Read the instructions to get the most out of this. I have now clocked up 94hrs of game play on this game.i am hooked. Every opportunity to put my psp on, i do. BUY IT

  Extremely Good RPG

| | See all Matt873's reviews (4)

One of the best RPGs on the psp, can't understand people giving it one star,I can only assume these people do not have any patience or do not like RPG games, and if thats the case why buy a RPG? If you are a fan of this game genre and give it time, you will enjoy this game.

  Addictive, BUT...

| | See all thechinman's reviews (1)

Beware! - This game is addictive!

The good:
- stunning Anime-esque cut scenes
- Character development is diverse and completely unique to each player.
- immersing story, if at times a little difficult to follow (but nothing unusual if you are a fan of Final Fantasy games)

The Bad:
My biggest criticism: Characters DIE if you leave them unconscious for more than 3 turns in a battle ie: they vanish FOREVER. If the main character 'dies' (becomes a crystal) its GAME OVER. which can be very frustrating. This is especially irritating if you have been training a character up for hours and hours (the addictive part!)
- The camera angle in battles has only 2 positions, and reverts to the original position if anything is said during the battle. Sometimes this can be frustrating when you cannot fully see a character or part of scenery.

The Ugly-
At one point I slammed down the psp in frustration and vowed that i'd never play it again - after repeatedly failing to proceed in the story due to what seemed like a impossibly hard boss. The bosses in some cases, gain in strength as you level up so you sometimes have to be more TACTICAL - (funnily enough!)
Changing jobs, abilities and/or equipment is essential.
Only after (i'm ashamed to say) looking up on a walkthrough, did I discover what to do.

To summarize, Don't give up because it's a little more difficult than other Final Fantasy games you've played, but be warned - this game is not for players expecting an easy ride.

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  Worth it if your a big final fantasy fan

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The game is fun, the cut scence are cool and the game play is very much like that of vandel hearts on the ps1
its turn based, you move like your on a board game
and it has the job system of early final fantasy's ittergrated into it too.
its not an amazing game, but if you love final fantasy you will enjoy it

  Very Good for Tactics

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Anyone who has given this game lower than a three rating has obviously never played Final Fantasy Tactics before (and just walked in blindly). i have played on Tactics Advanced for the GBA.
Firstly, this game requires a LOT of time to play, it takes about 2 hours to read through the tutorials (in which it tells you how to revive characters etc.) amd then get use to it in game.
The graphics are equal to that of the PS1 version which aren't very good but they do when you think that your mainly concentrating on the best way to win but the cut scenes are beautiful.
The job system is brilliant eventhough, it's fun powering up characters to do certain things.
Some of the Translation is a bit off, so it looks like they have just taken it straight from the ps1 version.
This is a good game for people who love final fantasy tactics, have a lot of time to burn (like me, waiting around for 5 hours for my second lesson on fridays at college) and if you like Final Fantasy games don't just run into this one blindly, rent or try it before you buy iy.
Overall:
Graphics: 5/10
Gameplay:9.5/10
Playablity: 10/10 (200HRS on the GBA Game)
Score: 8/10
Not Perfect but still fun, try it!!

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  not a 4/5 but a 7/10.

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The story, to me, seemed in depth but the game play was too linear and the best thing about earlier FF tactics (i.e. Side quests) were totally removed from the game.

After a while it becomes a little tedious as you need to travel around randomly from map node to map node to gain the level required to the next part of the story where-after you must do the same thing all over again.

Its very easy to have characters die at the beginning of the game and since no suitable tutorial on how to keep characters alive is given Id guess most players would be turned off by this.

Also, once you actually learn how skill learning works, it actually becomes more fun as you try to max out your parties strengths.

I have rated it as a 4, but a low 4, like... a 7/10. This is because it only about does the job of entertaining you through those commutes to work, drives with parents etc.
The enjoyment of the game is definately based on the learning curb of it and to be honest, by the time you actually get around to learn the game the train ride is over and you kind of cant wait for your next chance to play it again.

Not for all gamers, but definitely not the worst game out there. I still play it even now after about 3 months after purchase.

  not a 4/5 but a 7/10.

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The story, to me, seemed in depth but the game play was too linear and the best thing about earlier FF tactics (i.e. Side quests) were totally removed from the game.

After a while it becomes a little tedious as you need to travel around randomly from map node to map node to gain the level required to the next part of the story where-after you must do the same thing all over again.

Its very easy to have characters die at the beginning of the game and since no suitable tutorial on how to keep characters alive is given Id guess most players would be turned off by this.

Also, once you actually learn how skill learning works, it actually becomes more fun as you try to max out your parties strengths.

I have rated it as a 4, but a low 4, like... a 7/10. This is because it only about does the job of entertaining you through those commutes to work, drives with parents etc.
The enjoyment of the game is definately based on the learning curb of it and to be honest, by the time you actually get around to learn the game the train ride is over and you kind of cant wait for your next chance to play it again.

Not for all gamers, but definitely not the worst game out there. I still play it even now after about 3 months after purchase.

  The best Tactic RPG ever !!!!

| | See all Sisone's reviews (1)

The thing is that the game is a version of a classic made for PS1, by the same team that made FF7, the story is one of the best i've seen, but if you don't like RPGs, Tactics ot reading a lot, don't buy it. But if U like RPGs that's definetively a great game to give a try.

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  Great remake of an old classic

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Having had brief dalliances with the original PSX version I was really excited to hear of the PSP port

When I finally got my hands on a copy I was not dissapointed. The music was beefed up the cel-shaded cut-scenes were awesome and the new character classes added to an already impressive game-life.

The game itself has a complex and engaging storyline that you need to concentrate on from the off to fully understand. The gameplay is accessable and the fine-tuning of characters in nigh-endless!

The only downpoint I have to admit is the 45 degree battle angles, which when considering the field is made up of several 3-D objects, can lead to impared view of your characters.

PLUS POINTS: engaging storyline and gameplay, beautifully rendered and voiced cut-scenes, customizability of characters ability

MINUS POINTS: aged graphics, annoying battle angles, steep learning curve!

OVERALL: this is a must have classic for any FF/RPG fan or even as a nice intro into the RPG genre!

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