- Oct 25, 2017
Platform(s): Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC
Switch, Xbox One: April 30th, 2019
PC: February 2nd, 2018
PS4: July 11th, 2017Genre: RPG
Price: $49.99 USD
Publisher: Square Enix
Size: 12.6 GB (Switch), 26.42 (XB1)
Can I start with this game as my first Final Fantasy?
Yes. Final Fantasy XII, like the other numbered FF titles (excluding direct sequels ala X-2), is a standalone story and world that requires no previous knowledge of the series. XII does take place in the world of Ivalice which is shared by other Square titles like FF:Tactics and Vagrant Story, but they are not directly related to each other.
What is the combat like in FFXII?
Unlike the previous mainline Final Fantasy titles, FFXII is not turn-based. Everything takes place in real-time with characters queuing up actions based on a ATB gauge. You are also able to set “Gambits” (rules) to direct AI controlled characters on what actions you want them to take depending on the circumstance if you’d rather not give them direct orders.
No. Everything takes place on the explorable gameworld with enemies wandering the area.
What’s new with this port over the PS2 original?
“The Zodiac Age” release of FFXII featured many changes from the, English, PS2 original. The game includes the overhauled license board that expanded character customization (from the “International” release) while allowing you to access all 12 classes in one playthrough. Also included is updated magick, new weapons/armor, trail mode, 2x/4x speed options, improved visuals, a new map system, autosaving and NG+.
What’s new with this port over the PS4/PC remaster?
The Switch and Xbox One release allows you to reset and change your selected job board by talking to Montblanc in Rabanastre as well as including additional gambits sets, an improved NG+ and 60fps support (on XB1X).
Are those features going to be patched into the PS4/PC release?
Nothing has been announced but Steam trackers show that the PC version is still being worked on so there is a chance of it happening.
Can you can choose between the original and arrangement OST?
Yes. You are given the choice between all three soundtrack options in the XB1/Switch release (PS2 original, CD album and reorchestrated).
Can you can choose between the English dub and the original Japanese audio?
Xbox One X enhancements?
Yes. Playing the game on Xbox One X will give you FFXII in 1080p and running at 60fps.
Does this port suffer from the same music issues as the FFIX/FFVII port?Switch in Docked Mode uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest pixel count found being 1088x612 and the highest pixel count found being 1536x864...
Switch in Portable Mode uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest pixel count found being approximately 800x450 and the highest pixel count found being 1024x576...
I want to buy the game physically on Switch. Is all the content on the cart?
Metacritic (Switch) - 87%
That being said if you already own The Zodiac Age, I would still suggest getting the Nintendo Switch version purely for the new additions, which are also available in the Xbox One version. The ability to switch jobs is an invaluable one, and the New Game + feature creates a new level of replayability and grinding opportunities for Zodiac Age’s Trial Mode. If you haven’t yet had the chance to play Final Fantasy XII, I would argue that this is one of the best versions of the game yet.
PC OT - Includes some helpful tips for playing FFXII.
Credit to Dreamboum for the thread title.