Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy XII is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 home video console. It is the twelfth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game takes place in the fictional land of Ivalice, where the empires of Archadia and Rozarria are waging an endless war.
About Final Fantasy XII in brief
Final Fantasy XII is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 home video console. It is the twelfth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game takes place in the fictional land of Ivalice, where the empires of Archadia and Rozarria are waging an endless war. The player directly controls the on-screen character from a third-person perspective to interact with people, objects, and enemies. Final Fantasy XII was both a critical and commercial success, earning several Game of the Year awards and selling over six million copies on PS2 by November 2009. A sequel, Finalantasy XII: Revenant Wings, was released for the Nintendo DS in 2007. A high-definition remaster of the International Zodiac Job System version, subtitled The Zodiac Age, has been released for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in the late 2010s. It was released in 2006 for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 4. It has been remade for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the PC version of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012 and 2013. It also includes elements from previous games in the series, such as Chocobos and Moogles. It introduced several innovations to the series: an open world; a seamless battle system; a controllable camera; a customizable \”gambit\” system, which lets the player control the artificial intelligence of characters in battle; and a hunting side quest, which allows the player to find and defeat increasingly difficult monsters in the game’s open world.
Excluding the massively multiplayer online game Final Fantasy XI, it is the first entry in the main Finalantasy series not to include random encounters. Instead, enemies are visible in the overworld and the player may choose to fight or avoid them. Instead of gil, most enemies drop \”loot\” which can be sold at shops. Selling different types of loot also unlocks a bazaar option in shops, which provides items at a lower cost, or items exclusive to the bazaar. It ties into a new battle mechanic which rewards the player with improved loot for slaying a particular type of enemy multiple times in a row. Players may save their game to a memory card using save crystals or gate crystals, and may use the latter to teleport between gate crystals. Players can also control the camera with the right analog stick, allowing for a 360° view of the surroundings. While in towns and cities, the player can only see from the perspective of Vaan, but any character may be controlled in the field. The player may swap to and issue commands to any of the three characters in the party, but guest characters are controlled by artificial intelligence. Battle commands are initiated through a series of menus, and include Attack, Magicks, Technicks, Mist, Gambicks, and Items. When a character or enemy begins an action, target lines connect characters to other party members or enemies; different colors represent the different type of action.