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  • Summary: From the creator of Final Fantasy, comes the next breathtaking adventure from industry legend Hironobu Sakaguchi. Fantasian is an exciting, new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters. The tale begins inFrom the creator of Final Fantasy, comes the next breathtaking adventure from industry legend Hironobu Sakaguchi. Fantasian is an exciting, new RPG set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters. The tale begins in a realm governed by machines. Within this multi-dimensional universe, the balance of "Chaos and Order" becomes a key factor in the struggle for these realms and the machinations of the gods who wish to control them. Players will assume the role of protagonist, Leo, who awakens from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As players set out on a journey to reclaim Leo's memories, they will unravel the mysteries of the bizarre mechanical infection slowly engulfing all that is known to mankind. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 7, 2021
    100
    Fantasian is a classic RPG at its core, with plenty of new tricks and a fresh art style to keep it relatable in the age of AAA cinematic experiences. The unique characters are delightful and full of intrigue, the story is engaging, and the visuals speak for themselves. Having multiple options for controls and a unique way of handling random enemy encounters makes this a game suitable for anyone looking to get lost in a fantasy adventure. While it’s not currently complete, if the game’s second half matches even a sliver of its first half in quality, the game will continue to be an absolute must-play title on Apple Arcade.
  2. 90
    The world is beautiful to explore, and apparently, it was created by building actual dioramas of the various environments and then scanning them into digital data. It's the perfect way to capture the isometric perspective of those PlayStation 1-era Final Fantasies, while also ensuring that it looks modern and a deliberate homage to those classic games of yesteryear. On every level, Fantasian is aware of itself, and also confident that there are still people out there that love the classic qualities of older JRPGs in such a way that they can deliver. It's a confidence that I certainly believe that the team behind this game has every right to hold.
  3. Aug 31, 2021
    90
    Fantasian is a fantastic RPG, and will probably be a strong contender for GOTY deliberations later this year. Though it might not hurt to wait for a few patches for lingering issues to be resolved, and to consider if you’re up for the challenge that the game will provide.
  4. Apr 9, 2021
    80
    Fantasian was designed by legendary RPG king Hironobu Sakaguchi as a love letter to games like Final Fantasy 6. It doesn’t really reinvent the wheel as it more adheres some pretty stickers to a wheel we’ve already watched spin for years. But for those looking to take that old wheel for a spin, you’re in for a smooth ride.
  5. Aug 31, 2021
    80
    Fantasian is a very demanding experience, and you really have to be in love with its mechanics to put up with it all. Heaven knows the narrative isn’t going to keep you motivated. Fantasian is an absolute masterpiece in most regards, and yet I find myself struggling to recommend it.
  6. Apr 20, 2021
    80
    This standard plot isn’t enough to take away from everything Fantasian does well, though. In fact, it is because the game follows such a classic JRPG format that you likely won’t even notice you’ve been playing it for 20+ hours when all is said and done, which is quite the accomplishment for a mobile title.
  7. Apr 14, 2021
    60
    Much as our heroes are caught between two worlds, Fantasian has one foot in design dogma while the other paddles around cautiously in new ideas. The result is a lengthy and sumptuous genre piece, the equivalent of a good Netflix movie that you probably wouldn’t watch at the cinema. These days, that’s more of a compliment than it used to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Apr 10, 2021
    10
    Fantasian is an amazing game, that bring you back to the 90’s final fantasy games, with this magic and with this feelings…
  2. May 15, 2021
    10
    The graphics + music are absolutely gorgeous, it’s the classic turn-based JRPG formula we all know and love, but with a fresh coat of paint.The graphics + music are absolutely gorgeous, it’s the classic turn-based JRPG formula we all know and love, but with a fresh coat of paint. The battle system is so well done and very satisfying. It’s an amazing game that evokes the nostalgia from the PS1 JRPG era. You can definitely feel the love and effort that went into making this game, from the amazing soundtrack to the beautifully crafted diorama’s. Play it, definitely worth it for the aesthetics alone. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2021
    10
    Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of the Final Fantasy series) and Nobuo Uematsu (musician of the Final Fantasy series) team up for a new mobileHironobu Sakaguchi (creator of the Final Fantasy series) and Nobuo Uematsu (musician of the Final Fantasy series) team up for a new mobile experience which pays homage to all of their previous successful games but brings you to a new light. The game was made with a diorama which is absolutely stunning, the story will grip while having you love the characters along the way with its perks and charms. A must play for long time Final Fantasy fans and JPRG lovers. Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2021
    10
    A beautiful looking game that plays well both on iOS as well as M1 Macs. Playing it gives me the same great feeling of playing so many greatA beautiful looking game that plays well both on iOS as well as M1 Macs. Playing it gives me the same great feeling of playing so many great JRPG in the past, that sometimes is missing in modern iterations of the genre. The combat system is really fresh and it's really enjoyable to play on your terms, and not being forced into random battles. Highly recommended Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2021
    10
    a masterpiece that needs to be released on consoles !
    probably one of the best jrpg's ever created
  6. Apr 9, 2021
    9
    Can't really give it a fair grade as it is only one part of a two part game. And since the 2nd part is not out as of the writing of thisCan't really give it a fair grade as it is only one part of a two part game. And since the 2nd part is not out as of the writing of this review. But so far I think it is easily one of the best games that can be played on mobile phones. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2021
    0
    No russian language. Please add russian localisation!

    Добавьте русский язык, пожалуйста

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