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  • Summary: Experience the epic saga of the eastern lands of Orience. Alternate at will between fourteen characters with unique weapons and abilities.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 20, 2015
    80
    A game that was about to be the next big Final Fantasy game, but doesn't get there because of its worthless graphics. Much more than the price to pay for having Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae.
  2. Mar 16, 2015
    80
    Type-0’s gritty tone, fast-paced action, and strategic approach to time management is a welcome change of pace from the usual Final Fantasy experience. Though an exasperating camera and clunky mission controls sometimes dampened my fun, I enjoyed meeting the Class Zero cadets and guiding them through battle. There’s definitely no other class quite like them.
  3. Mar 16, 2015
    80
    The story might be convoluted, but it's engaging and the characters are (mostly) likeable. Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD is good fun, and well worth delving into for a few dozen hours.
  4. Mar 22, 2015
    70
    The compromises that made Type-0 work on PSP hold it back from being great on home consoles, but there's still much to love here for patient dedicated fans. Set realistic expectations to avoid disappointment.
  5. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 3, 2015
    70
    Get it for the Final Fantasy XV demo, stay for the surprisingly deep and enjoyable campaign.
  6. Mar 26, 2015
    70
    Not the best Final Fantasy you’ll ever play, but still very enjoyable on the whole.
  7. Mar 18, 2015
    60
    I went from not caring, to having to own the next numbered Final Fantasy game, it is that good. Still the demo doesn’t warrant the full price of a retail game, and Type-0 falls flat in too many areas for me to make a solid recommendation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    It's quite a joy to play a Final Fantasy and not to leave blanching and sad to see how they have prostituted.

    One of my best games of last
    It's quite a joy to play a Final Fantasy and not to leave blanching and sad to see how they have prostituted.

    One of my best games of last year. I loved Type-0
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  2. Mar 30, 2015
    9
    This game is like no other final fantasy but it is still awesome and for the most part it is a dark version of kingdom hearts. You also get toThis game is like no other final fantasy but it is still awesome and for the most part it is a dark version of kingdom hearts. You also get to set up parties for each playing style which is a nice bonus Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2021
    8
    Final Fantasy Type-0 is like no other Final Fantasy ever. It thrives in its originality while floating through the franchise's mythos andFinal Fantasy Type-0 is like no other Final Fantasy ever. It thrives in its originality while floating through the franchise's mythos and established lore. It's definitely not perfect, but it's a fantastic Final Fantasy game.

    The first thing that I want to get out of the way is how good the combat is.
    You'll spend most of your time fighting waves and more waves of enemies in this game. And I'm happy to report that the combat system in this game is astounding!
    Easy to pick up, hard to master, fluid battle system, fast paced, seamless grinding, good boss fights, unique characters that actually make a difference when building a party and going to battle, challenging and most importantly: fun and addictive!
    It's impressive how the combat alone glued me tight. I could recommend this game based on just that.

    Then we have the story. And this is where it gets complicated to talk about. But it's not bad at all. You see, I got quite attached to the characters and their motivations. The war and Orience's bleak setting kept me interested. This is the darkest and most serious Final Fantasy I've ever played and it works.
    Most of it is due to the cast of remarkable characters. They all get their time to shine (some more than others, unfortunately), spending time in Akademeia helps to form a bond with their daily lives and the endings are very well done. The original/canon ending actually brought tears to my eyes.

    The problem is that this beautiful story isn't well told at all!
    The writing is convoluted and things happen way too fast. Too much of the lore and backstory of Orience and its past occurences are written in a tome. So instead showing it to you, they make you chase it. And what makes it worse is that those things are essential to grasping everything going on. And A LOT goes on.
    Not only that, but too much of the content is locked behind new playthroughs. It'd be fine if they just added optional stuff to NG+, but there are new story cutscenes and important missions that you just don't get the first time around.

    In addition to not properly telling the story, the game also fails in a few other aspects.
    Party AI should be better, sometimes it gets too tough even on standard difficulty, casting powerful magic and using items is huge hassle, RTS missions break too much of the game's pacing, there are too many characters to level up and there's A LOT of content gating.
    Also, I just can't stress enough how weak the soundtrack is. This is unacceptable for a FF game!

    Having said all that, I'm just very happy that I've finished this game. This is a very good Final Fantasy game, with its own successful original take, an entertaining cast of characters and a brilliant battle system.
    For a PSP remaster, this is impressive. Play this one.
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  4. Jul 21, 2017
    7
    Possibly one of my favourite jprms on the xbox one although its got a 7 due to some of its flaws. The combat of this game is perhaps itsPossibly one of my favourite jprms on the xbox one although its got a 7 due to some of its flaws. The combat of this game is perhaps its strongest feat its fun to play although is broken when you learn AVOID also your team ai isn't very good as sometimes they will just stand there and question their life decisions but giving them AVOID mean they will live a lot longer. Another slight issue is its quite hard trying to keep all your teammates leveled high enough to survive in missions meaning you have a better chance on just sticking as one and then using the sp system to have high level random characters replacing your team making the game fairly easy on normal difficulty only really getting hard if your main leveled character dies which can lead to restarts if not careful.

    Characters are all good in terms of personality all having their unique trait but can feel a little cliche at times luckily the voice acting is pretty good for all bar one character and its a shame this character is the main character and the one I chose to play as.

    I wont spoil the story but will say its ok as its easy to follow up until the final mission and then it just changes tone drastically.

    Overall I would suggest you try this game its fairly cheap and even comes with a demo for ff15 and is well worth the price however its also nothing ground breaking.
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  5. Mar 17, 2015
    7
    It is a pretty good game that many people bought just for the FF XV demo. This game is CLEARLY the port of a handheld game, but the gameIt is a pretty good game that many people bought just for the FF XV demo. This game is CLEARLY the port of a handheld game, but the game underneath is pretty good, hence the 7. It's not great, or even in the top 5 of Final Fantasy games (but it's close) in terms of story and character development and combat.

    The FF XV demo is astounding, and played no part in my review score.
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  6. Mar 30, 2015
    3
    Story. its fantastic, but ff13-1 was better
    graphics:not better than ff12 on ps2 or even worse
    gameplay: well sometimes i fell asleep
    Story. its fantastic, but ff13-1 was better
    graphics:not better than ff12 on ps2 or even worse
    gameplay: well sometimes i fell asleep becasue..it boooooring! side missions is boring too. battlesystem is pretty bad ff13-1 was better.
    sounds: well voice acting english is horrible, but the japanese version is perfect.
    music: well its perfect i cant say any negative
    characters: well their name it ugly i mean: REM, and especially Machina!!? wtf...
    but their persona its refreshing and pretty god, except machina and rem.

    after all this game again just a overhyped game by fanboys nothing else...+ imo there is no reason to make sequels again.. just ruin the gameplot/story.
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  7. Mar 27, 2015
    0
    Wow... I am a serious FF fan, and this is just... not worth my money. Graphics are terrible, storyline is like Harry Potter on crack, battleWow... I am a serious FF fan, and this is just... not worth my money. Graphics are terrible, storyline is like Harry Potter on crack, battle system is obnoxious, and that is just the beginning. Anybody knows how to return it? Expand

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