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Platinumed the game...

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This game was definitely a departure from the more character-development-centric ideas of other Final Fantasy games and was more kingdom/political-centric. It's actually a fantastic plot if you go into it without expectations that it will follow the same "we'll make you love the characters" formula. And there is character development, just not where you'd expect.... Larsa develops so well throughout the game... probably my favorite NPC development of any game.

There's so much lore, so many intricacies in the story... you actually need to pay attention to dialogue, NPCs, descriptions in the bestiary (which, by the way, will hint at how to get rare monster to appear, create gear, etc).  This game really has so much to offer, and is certainly more for the "leave no stone unturned" trophy hunter than the "I want to amass as many platinums add can in the shortest amount of time" hunter. Though it's not entirely unmanageable to do in a "typical" JRPG time frame if you are good with checklists and optimizing gambits.

 

This being said, it isn't my favorite Final Fantasy by any means. It's definitely middle of the pack on my ranking. But I can appreciate it for what it is.

 

Note-- if you don't like the plot style here, stay away from Type-0. It's the same kind of politics-centric plot.

 

In case you're curious... my rank of FF games for the ones I've played:

 

9 >= 8 > Type-0 > Tactics > 12 > 13-2 >= 13 > 15 (with DLC) > 10-2 > World of > 15 (w/o DLC) > 10 > 7 >= 1

 

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I just straight up adore this game. There's bound to be some sense of nostalgia affecting that, considering how many hours I played on the original on the PS2, but I genuinely feel like I'm having just as good of a time now, maybe even more-so. The 2x and 4x speed options are easily the best addition. Grinding is much less of a chore now :D 


I really like the story; it's refreshing to have a more political story in FF. Perhaps more development with the characters would have improve it even more, but it's still great regardless, imo. The sheer amount and variety of side quests is excellent too. In fact, the hunting side quest (not the Phon coast hunt club) is probably one of my favourite side quests in all of the FF series, even considering that I never finished it originally. 
The lore, music, design... everything that builds the world, gets a solid 10/10 from me. 

 

- Side-note: Maybe the rng could be less ridiculous.

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I've played FFXII once on the PS2 back in the day and I really didn't like it at that time. Loved the world design and all, but I couldn't bare to keep up.
I got The Zodiac Age as a Christmas gift from my gf in 2018 and holy crap, I'm in love with it. For real.

 

I've finished the story some weeks ago, and now I'm on the hunt for the Platinum Trophy and I'm still having fun. The most annoying thing I had to do was the Mist Walker trophy, and even that was actually pretty quick to do.

 

FFXII and FFVI are my favorite FF's of all time easily. 

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I remember playing the game on PS2 back in 2007. During that time I was totally addicted with Persona 3 and SMT: Nocturne maybe that's why it was not appealing to me and I don't have the memory of completing the game after all.

 

After 12 years I tried giving a shot to PS4 version, but I still can't get myself to enjoy this game :(

 

No offence to people who likes this game but the story is extremely weak with no character development at all imo. I don't have the slightest motivation to complete the game let alone platting it.

 

Anyways congrats to people that platted this game, but for me it just seems impossible :)

 

PS: my favorite FF is IX.

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Completely agree about the crappy characters, but the gameplay is top notch tbh. I thought the story was complete ass, especially in the second half, but I had a lot of fun getting the plat and going through all of the hunts/postgame content.

 

edit: lmao, just realised I already posted the same shit in this thread a year ago 😎

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On 4/3/2019 at 4:44 PM, SkyMason said:

Completely agree about the crappy characters, but the gameplay is top notch tbh. I thought the story was complete ass, especially in the second half, but I had a lot of fun getting the plat and going through all of the hunts/postgame content.

 

edit: lmao, just realised I already posted the same shit in this thread a year ago 😎

 

LOL. I just re-visited this board as well, after getting the plat in this (finally) last week. And what I said a year ago pretty much stands today.

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On 4/4/2019 at 0:17 AM, Akechi-no-Yabou said:

After 12 years I tried giving a shot to PS4 version, but I still can't get myself to enjoy this game :(

 

No offence to people who likes this game but the story is extremely weak with no character development at all imo. I don't have the slightest motivation to complete the game let alone platting it.

 

Same here, never finished the ps2 ver although I admit that the level design is pretty, and the hunts makes this game fun, the jobs system in Zodiac Age is probably one of the best things they’ve done to this game.

I still don’t feel a thing for the characters/story sadly and sometimes I almost want to just skip cutscenes but I couldn’t (almost done with the story).

I’m only going for the plat because it’s a Final Fantasy game.

one last thing: delete Vaan.

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once i almost beat it this ff12 on ps2 i just dont like the idea i have to do specific task to summon rare monster back then. Now with internet , guide and stuff managed to get platinum. Also 4x time speed really make yiazmat doable this time around

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Some of the Bestiary rare games are indeed rather irritating, But that's about it honestly.

I personally like the story of 12, The issue is that a lot of the interesting stuff is so spaced out that a lot of people forget half of it. I also like to believe that it's because it's not a typical good vs evil story either. 

As for Seitengrat. lol, It's a super op weapon available pretty early in the game. That thanks to certain people is easily obtainable. Yet it's not even necessary to get. It's a lot less offensive that a myriad of other FF weapon related torments also. (and a lot of the ff trophies are related to them as well)

I guess nostalgia is blinding me a bit i must admit. As i played the original guileless and did most of the stuff in it. 

Like just try to get everything in the Great Crystal without a guide and without x4 speed.. Then you know what hell is. 

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How the hell im supposed to beat YIAZMAT ? Can someone give me some advice or strategy ? I heard you can use wither, addle, shear and expose ... but i cant use wither and expose in none of the carachters because of the choices I made on the license boards. I lost like 1 hour or more of my time fighting this shit, and the damn thing lost only 5 or 6 of his health bars ... i DIED and now i have to start over, and then i go on the internet and read that YOU CAN LEAVE THE BATTLE AND RESTORE ALL YOUR STATS AND SAVE THE GAME ON THE CRYSTAL.

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