Final Fantasy Tactics is widely regarded as one of gaming’s all-time greats and one of the defining games of the entire Final Fantasy franchise. After a beautifully remastered port for the PSP a few years back, the turn-based strategy classic arrives on iOS devices with the same great gameplay and story. But unfortunately, lack of polish drags this port down from what it could have been.
When the original Final Fantasy Tactics was released, many fans of Square Enix’s prized series were caught off guard to say the least. Instead of following the same formula that had proven successful for every other FF release, Tactics added an entirely new strategic element by placing combatants in a battlefield. Although it carried a relatively steep learning curve compared to other titles in the series, the original Tactics has undoubtedly stood the test of time due to its addictive and challenging nature.
After fourteen years and previous ports, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, a port of the remastered PSP edition, has finally made its way to iOS. You certainly do get a lot of content if you pay the hefty $16USD price tag, but this game isn’t as polished as one would hope for.
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