Final Fantasy XII (2006)
"Fainaru Fantajî XII" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  31 October 2006 (USA)
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War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms, one by one. The small kingdom of ... See full summary »

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Vaan (voice)
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Penelo (voice) (as Cat Taber)
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Balthier (voice)
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Fran (voice)
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Keith Ferguson ...
Elijah Alexander ...
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Judge Magister Gabranth (voice) (as Michael Rodgers)
John Rafter Lee ...
Cidolfus Demen Bunansa - Cid (voice) (as John Lee)
David Rasner ...
Al-Cid Margrace (voice)
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Reddas (voice)
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Andrew Philpot ...
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War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms, one by one. The small kingdom of Dalmasca was one of it. When the occupying Archadian forces established a new consul in Dalmasca's royal city of Rabanastre, it caught the intention of Vaan, an urchin living on the streets. To Vaan, the Empite was an enemy hated by himself who had taken the life of his brother--his last surviving family member. Vaan hatches a plan to sneak into the castle housing the new consul. But before he had the chance, Vaan got far more that he bargained for; a resistance movement of former Dalmascan soldiers rising up against the Archadian Empire were launching an assault! Amid the ensuing confusion that engulfed the castle, Vaan saw something he could scarcely believe. There, among the members of the resistance, was the figure of the sole remaining heir to the Dalmascan throne, Princess Ashe, who had been ... Written by IGN.com

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This is the only Final Fantasy game to date where the recurring character of Cid does NOT either join or assist your party in any way. Instead Cid is an adversary whom you must do battle with. This is also the third Final Fantasy game where Cid is directly related to one of the main members of your party (Cid is Balthier's father); the other two being Final Fantasy IX and X. See more »

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Dalmascan Priest: [conducting the wedding of Ashe and Rasler] In the name of the Father and in the presence of these holy relics... I hereby pronounce you man and wife from this time forth. May the blessings of the gods light your path to all eternity. Faram.
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Follows Final Fantasy (1994) See more »

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Symphonic Poem 'Hope'
Performed by Taro Hakase, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Yuji Toriyama, Katsumi Ohtani, Miho Kitagawa,
Robby Wada
Hats Unlimited Co., Ltd.
Ein Associates
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Great (once you get the hang of it)
9 January 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Final Fantasy XII is a really great game with a lot of extras to keep you busy for a long time. The fighting system itself has been overhauled - instead of running into random encounters and being transported to a battle screen, the enemies are on the field and you fight them right there. The system does take some getting used to, especially in the beginning when you only have one person in your party. The system works best later on, when the enemies (and you and your party) are quicker, stronger, and smarter, resulting in fast, amazing battles. Any fan of World of Warcraft or other MMORPGs will adapt to this game in two seconds, as it's basically the same fighting system.

I found the weakest link was the story, which is odd because Final Fantasy is known for great stories. It never felt epic to me, and it didn't feel like the fate of the world was hanging in the balance. It had to do more with politics and war (probably because the head guy of this game was the same guy behind Final Fantasy Tactics, which focused less on fantasy and more on warring kingdoms). Also, while the game advertises Vaan as the main character, it's not really so. It makes you wonder why they didn't just scrap him and go with some other party member as the main character, as there are three others with more "main character" story lines than Vaan. The music is also nothing compared to past games. Finally, the only way to make serious money is by selling the "loot" you find off dead monsters. You will find yourself broke often because everything - weapons, armor, magic, Gambits, technicks, EVERYTHING - costs a lot of money.

But those are actually minor grievances once you start playing the game. The sidequests in this game, mainly hunting Marks, are incredibly fun. There are great bosses, the Judge Magisters are cool and intimidating, the voice acting is superb, the cutscenes are excellent, the graphics push to the PS2 to its limit, there are tons of different weapons and spells, the cities are large and sprawling with life, and Gambits - if you like 'em - can be mastered to perfection.

All in all, a great game and a great addition to the series


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