Excerpt: It’s fairly common for video game enthusiasts to have dreams about whichever game they are currently playing. Sometimes aspects of real life will become blended with the game inside the dream. Some people may even have nightmares in which they are trapped within the game.
Fantasy Tactics Advance is one of the first gems Square Enix has
developed in its early life. This game was probably only made because
of the demand for the original after it had gone out of print and was
next to impossible to find. Most of the elements that made FFT a
classic are present in this game. Don't expect to see Ramza, Delita or any of those people
from the original as this is not a port nor a true sequel.
Excerpt: Wouldn't it be cool if you could escape the trials of everyday life, just for a while, and enter another world? That's exactly what happens to four young friends in the first Final Fantasy title for the Game Boy Advance, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance . In the game, you play as Marche, a boy who has recently moved to the city of Ivalice. As the story begins, young Marche and his three friends read an old book together one afternoon.
Excerpt: There are times when a game seems to need little introduction. This is one of those times, because the flat fact of the matter is I have been looking forward to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for a very long time. For those who have not been following the game, Tactics Advance is Square Enix’s first effort on a Nintendo platform in quite some time, as well as the successor to the fantastic Final Fantasy Tactics on Playstation.
Excerpt: A few years ago, Square-Enix, then SquareSoft, made a game for the PlayStation called Final Fantasy Tactics. It was a unique game, mainly because of its crisp graphics, good sound, involving story, and hours of engaging game play. This game was soon regarded as one of the best Final Fantasy games ever made, and it was also one of the first games to create a new RPG sub-genre.
Excerpt: When Square's Final Fantasy Tactics debuted back in January of 1998, few people seemed to really care. While the Final Fantasy brand had become increasingly popular (thanks in no small part to the runaway success of Final Fantasy VII ), not even that could lure the average gamer into picking up a strategy role-playing game (RPG). Things changed over time, though, and the game garnered a cult following not long after it disappeared from store shelves.
Excerpt: The first thing that you’ll probably notice is the graphics, which are easily the best that I’ve seen on the Gameboy Advance. The colors are bright, the sprites are detailed, and the animation is slick. In fact the only real difference between this and the original is the lack of 3D battlefields which isn’t all that big of a deal. In fact it seems that the graphics are a bit too detailed.