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  • Summary: One year after the events of FINAL FANTASY XII, the young protagonist Vaan travels the skies of Ivalice with his trusted navigator Penelo at his side. Their treasure hunting adventures take them to the sky continent of Lemurés where they meet Llyud, a member of the aegyl race. These mysterious winged people have been living on the floating continent for centuries, but a disturbance has allowed treasure-seeking sky pirates to breach their once-hidden territory. It falls to Vaan and his band of young sky pirates to stand up against the trespassers, and defend this extraordinary world and its people. Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. It could easily be my pick for the best DS game this year because it seems to have all the right ingredients: A great story, unique gameplay, killer visuals, and a fantastic score. All of these elements combine to create the best gaming experience on the DS this year, and it's no wonder that this precious gem came from the folks at Square-Enix. It's an absolute joy to play, and I can't overstate my satisfaction with this game.
  2. The usual audience will be captivated by its story, that’s complemented with some great real time strategy mechanics. Just trying to unlock all of the elemental Espers will make you addicted. [Apr 2008]
  3. 87
    It has as much depth as we can ask for a true real-time RTS based in Ivalice, with some of the best production values this side of a first-party Nintendo release.
  4. All in all, the game is a great addition to the collection of any fan of Final Fantasy Tactics or Final Fantasy XII because it melds the two games together seemlessly.
  5. 3-D environments look terrific, although the character sprites lack the same flair, and the soundtrack is classic Final Fantasy. Fans of the franchise or RTS games should definitely pick this up.
  6. A fine alternative RTS that expands upon an already fantastic universe and one of Final Fantasy's most compelling stories and casts to date. But while their grip on the gameplay end of things has improved dramatically over Heroes of Mana, Wings makes a few mistakes that keep things a little less strategy and a little more mob slaughter.
  7. 60
    When a game is supposed to be strategic, I expect strategy... and when it fails in that regard, I personally cannot believe it's a great game. That's not to say FFXII: RW is bad or that it isn't competently designed, it's just that it could have been much more and it's sort of infuriating to know it isn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. SifteAF
    Dec 12, 2007
    This game is absolutely the best RPG this year even after the november release. its got amazing story great action. just wish the graphics were slightly better when zoomed, but in overall, its one of the bests. Expand
  2. MicahD.
    Aug 13, 2008
    The best RPG there is. Awesome. Graphics were great and it was the perfect length. The best DS game out there.
  3. YongukK.
    Aug 8, 2009
    Well, it's not old-school RPG. More like some RPG-RTS mixed renegade of the series; And I came to like it somehow. Not to mention well-refined designs, story and characters, the real-time battle and side challenge missions are exciting. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2011
    Sadly, the state of Square-Enix's game quality outside of the still quite traditional Dragon Quest franchise has never been all that good, and Square itself was on a downslope prior to the merger anyway. Emphasis on graphics, bland, generic looking and generic playing characters, and a slow decline in the stories have been the norm. This game is a Starcraft clone, and not even that good of one. The story, which limps around the already rather bland world of an existing game whose medieval future is more interesting than it's technologically advanced present, is actually halfway decent. The characters, however, aren't even memorable, much less emotionally investing, and what's worse, there's a few points where they do things that won't necessarily surprise you, but will kinda leave you scratching your head. Game-play is a duh, and zergrushing wins almost every time. Unless you deliberately handicap yourself, operating under that strategy alone is more than enough to carry you through. It takes a game that almost had moments of frustration and desperation become a brainless mess once battle began. The classic 'rock paper scissors' common to tactical and real-time RPGs rears it's ugly, misshapen head here too. If I want to play ro-sham-bo, I have a young niece I actually enjoy playing that with. It's been used in so many games for so long now that it really just needs to be put to bed already. Sure, the game's been out three years and I'm late to the party. But this is definitely one I'll be taking to Gamestop to make my next game a touch cheaper, and I doubt I'll want to play it again in the future. Expand
  5. JustinM
    Apr 6, 2008
    its agitating thinking about what this game should have been; a decent RTS, and what it is; a click all units and zerg, point and click adventure. I think i was longing for the good days of final fantasy tactics advanced where combat was organized.
    my other complaint is the boring dialog.
    i played this game for a couple hours, maybe it gets better... i couldnt stand it long enough though.
  6. Oct 17, 2011
    my friend decided to buy this game for the Nintendo DS was horrible to watch how the square enix were made game. final Fantasy XII was a horrible game, but this is still worse. battle system is pretty **** up, the main types are even more onerous, the enemies are dumb and final boss was sucks.the best thing the game is that it can be thrown into the garbage Expand

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