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  • Summary: ----Supports iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd generation and later devices. For the best experience, play on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation or later devices.-Runs on iOS 4.0 or later.-The iPad version is scheduled for release in Fall 2011. This app is for iPhone, so may not work correctly when played on iPad.---Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has arrived for iPhone/iPod touch!Released as the Final Fantasy series' first tactical RPG in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics on Playstation went on to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide. The game grew in popularity upon its re-release in 2007 as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for the PSP with added features such as new movies, scenarios and Jobs.Now, in 2011 the game has finally arrived for the iPhone/iPod touch! You can enjoy the game whose story gave life to the world of Ivalice, and whose high strategy battles bring tactical games to a whole new level. Game features- Intuitive Touch Screen ControlsThe complex tactical game can be effortlessly and intuitively controlled by simply tapping units and menus. Gone is the old method of switching fixed map views - you can now rotate, move and change the size of maps as you please by sliding and pinching. - Improved Loading TimesLoading times have been improved to get you into the action quicker than ever. What's more, you can even skip certain cut scenes.- Optimized GraphicsGraphics have been adapted for optimal performance on iPhone/iPod touch screens.Upcoming scheduled updates- Facility to fast-forward battle scenes- Facility to fast-forward and skip cut scenes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    Bearing in mind that the constant frame rate drops do hamper the fun of Tactics, I would still recommend the game to anyone looking for a long form and satisfying RPG on iOS.
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    A noteworthy game that has been adapted well for the iPhone, except for some framerate issues. The major problem is the price, one of the most expensive of the App Store.
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    The first decision you have to make when considering Final Fantasy Tactics is, "Do I have the spare time for something like this?", if yes then consider yourself lucky to be able to experience such a deep and provoking tactical RPG, if not then you can rest knowing that you can still pick it up for your PS1 or PSP (should you have access to them).
  4. 70
    Still a loving remake of the influential strategy role-player, but not quite as good as the PSP version and actually slightly more expensive.
  5. Sep 2, 2011
    It's a quick and dirty port of the four-year-old PSP version of the game, which itself was based on a thirteen-year-old Playstation game. For fans of the original, you'll get pretty much the exact game you expect, albeit with some performance issues on some devices.
  6. Aug 8, 2011
    A huge, immersive experience that suffers because it doesn't bend to the whims and needs of the hardware it's being played on.
  7. Sep 16, 2011
    Final Fantasy Tactics is one of the deepest, most engrossing strategy RPGs of all time, but the iPhone is far and away the worst device to experience it on. The sluggish performance and blurry visuals of Square's iOS port make the steep price tag very hard to swallow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 12, 2011
    Been looking forward to this a hella long time. Sadly not as good as I hoped, it's pretty laggy on my iPhone and some of the fonts are blurry. Still, it's FFTA, so can't really complain. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2013
    Since the most recent update, this game is immensly better than its previous incarnation. Still not exactly worth the full price but if you can pick it up while it's half off, it is definitely still worth having this classic on your iPad Expand
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    Lots of hate for the iPhone version, and that doesn't surprise me. In the ipad this game is truly excellent though . If it was a little cheaper it would get a nine from me. Gameplay is as good as it ever was. Expand

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