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  • Summary: Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost hisEnter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.

    Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age improves upon the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With newly implemented trophies and share functions, as well as stark visual and sound improvements in true HD for the first time, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely fresh and improved way.
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  1. Positive: 71 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    100
    An excellent remaster of one of the most underestimated episodes of the series released at the dawn of old-gen consoles. Veterans will appreciate the number of new features and newcomers can taste this great Japanese RPG with beautiful visuals. [Issue#277]
  2. Jul 11, 2017
    90
    Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is, easily, the definitive edition of FFXII. It offers the same great adventure that many played and loved on PS2 and enhances it with many elements and additions that improve the overall experience. However, even with all of these, the game cannot avoid showing some aspects that look like little bit aged. Nevertheless, all of them are minimal and do not significantly affect the game by any means.
  3. Jul 5, 2017
    90
    Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a remaster done right. The core content remains the same, but the changes in various systems add a new layer of discovery... Not every facet of the game has aged well, but the clever combat and fantastic cast earns this entry its status as classic RPG, and the Zodiac Age is the best way to play it. [Aug 2017, p.152]
  4. Jul 25, 2017
    90
    This might be the best RPG 2017 has to offer. The Gambit system and the MMO-like fights are very modern and the rest of Final Fantasy 12 is still a joy to play.
  5. Jul 10, 2017
    85
    Put aside any misconceptions you may have about the idea of re-selling old games in shinier coats, this is no lazy rehash and it was always a dang fine game to boot!
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    80
    The Zodiac Age is mostly a triumph. The few issues that do exist aren’t enough to detract from the overall quality of the underlying game, and most of the updates, upgrades and tweaks really work in the game’s favor.
  7. Jul 20, 2017
    50
    Final Fantasy XII was outdone by the competition when it came out eleven years ago, and The Zodiac Age changes absolutely nothing in that regard. An overpriced and undercooked re-release of a game better left forgotten.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
  1. Apr 27, 2020
    10
    The best FF got better, new graphics, new job system, new areas, and new trial modes! This is amazing! A must play!
  2. Jul 17, 2017
    10
    Excellent game, just wow the remaster is a must have. 10/10 for me, the game is much smoother, graphics cleaned up & crisp, huge game whichExcellent game, just wow the remaster is a must have. 10/10 for me, the game is much smoother, graphics cleaned up & crisp, huge game which will take you hours just to get through the beginning. One of the best Final fantasy's out there, so underrated. Nostalgia overload, my game of the year :) thank you Square Expand
  3. Jul 11, 2017
    10
    When I bought this game on PS2 I could barely get through it because it was such a line infested jag party, but now that they have finally putWhen I bought this game on PS2 I could barely get through it because it was such a line infested jag party, but now that they have finally put a fresh coat of paint on it... it's awesome and it feels like the official release of the game. I am not for remasters, but Square is on fire now and we are seeing some of that old Square magic here in Zodiac Age. Yet another must have title for PS4. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2020
    9
    This game is one of my all time favourites. I was very excited when it became available on the PS4. I’ve been chasing the platinum trophy offThis game is one of my all time favourites. I was very excited when it became available on the PS4. I’ve been chasing the platinum trophy off and one and the amount of content after the story is completed is fantastic. I really enjoy the gambit and job system and felt it was the perfect way to be creative with combat. The story is great, but in my opinion it wasn’t as good as a couple of the other final fantasy games I’ve played. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2021
    8
    Whilst no where near as good as the previous Final fantasy games from 4-10, there's still a really interesting world to explore and anWhilst no where near as good as the previous Final fantasy games from 4-10, there's still a really interesting world to explore and an interesting setting to go with it. The graphics are top quality and the gameplay also feels very smooth at times.

    However when it comes to story it's just average. It doesn't have the engagement or emotion of the previous titles, instead it's just a little too hard to understand and get into. The cast is also relatively weak compared to previous titles.

    I'm also not a huge fan of the combat. It gets tiring real fast and it doesn't feel right mechanically to me. It also doesn't require very much strategy, unlike the previous games. But the combat does flow well and I will give it that.

    So overall it's a somewhat decent game that is somewhat enjoyable. It's just not good enough by final fantasy standards.
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  6. May 10, 2018
    6
    + Final Fantasy XII is a great game but the story and music were not as good as previous games.
    + The hands off approach to combat is
    + Final Fantasy XII is a great game but the story and music were not as good as previous games.
    + The hands off approach to combat is actually quite relaxing.
    + The graphics are mostly the same but hold up really well in HD.
    + Because of the speed up function the game is less of a grind but it makes the game easier.
    - There isn't enough story between the characters.
    - The story is largely uninteresting politics which feels distant from you.
    - Your role in the story is largely about been sent form place to place with little in between.
    - This remaster has a new job system which basically just limits you.
    - Before you have chance to grasp the job system you need to make unchangeable job choices.
    - Despite the new job system limitations. I found the game overall easier.
    - Your not given the option of the original job system.
    - I prefer the PS2 version...
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  7. Oct 24, 2021
    0
    Отсутствует полная русская локализация. Нет озвучки!

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