I'm sorry this is so short, but I know that they're going to change the topic pretty soon, so I kind of typed this on my way home from vacation. Thanks!
Eeek! Iâm a little late on the monthly topic huh? Well, it took me a little while to actually think of something to post because being 14, Iâm quiet younger than a lot of you, so I wasnât really around for the release of the NES, or Super Mario Bros., or anything like that, but what I am going to talk about, which is a franchise that I know tons of people hate, but I happen to love this spin-off in the series, which is Final Fantasy Tactics.
Now, when I was little(er), and when the PS1 and the original Final Fantasy Tactics game came out, I didnât have it, hell, I didnât even own a PS1, so I didnât play the original game tillâ after I played Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the Game boy Advance. I first got FFTA when it came out on Christmas, and the only reason I really wanted it is because It just looked kind of fun, spells, weapons, monsters, everything that a 10 year-old kid would like. I got it, and was instantly addicted to it. I played through the main game (the story part of it), in about 100 hours, with completing roughly 100 or so quests. That took me about a couple months, so I thought, why not spend some more time playing through all the quests, and maxing out all of my characters. So I set out to do that. I beat every single quests in the game, got all the unlockable characters, but soon realized that I couldn'tâ max out my characters stats without spending my whole life into it. So leaving about all the characters in my clan at around level 60, with the best weapons and spells possible, I decided to put the game down, after roughly 150 put into it.
After that, I researched the series some more, and saw that the original game was out on the PS1, and by that time I was 11 and had a PS2 so I decided to go out to all the gaming stores and outlets to see if I could find it. After a long time, I decided that it was going to be impossible, so I gave up for a couple of months until I went on vacation to Spokane, Washington. There I have a friend that owns an independently owned gaming store, so I went in there to see what was up, and to check out some games. There I instantly saw the original Final Fantasy Tactics. It was $39.99, and I had the money so I bought it then and there. Also, I had brought my PS2 with me so that I could play some games early in the morning and at night. After about a month, I beat the game, the quests, and got all the characters in my clan to around level 50 or so. Feeling a little tactically exhausted I decided that it was good that they werenât coming out with another one for a little while.
After a year of doing some other gaming, and schoolwork and getting some money, I decided to get the PS1 remake of Final Fantasy Tactics for the PSP. I bought it, but there was one problemâŚâŚI didnât have a PSP. DAMN! Well, luckily I had a friend that had a PSP, so I asked him if I could borrow it from him, and he asked me how long I would have it, and not wanting to lie to him because heâs my friend, I told himâŚâŚ..100 hours? He thought I was crazy, but he wasnât that into gaming, so I borrowed it, and loved every single second of the game. Again, I beat all the quests, got my characters stats stacked, and then put it down.
Then, after reading about the new Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift for the DS, and seeing tons of art and screenshots, I decided that it was a definite buy, but I already had a DS, so it was all good. I got the game a couple of days ago, and have only put about 15 hours into it, and have completed 26 quests, and Iâd have to say that the game easily lives up to what the series has done so far, but I canât really compare it to any of itâs counterpart games because of the lack of time that Iâve actually played it. I will hopefully have enough played by Friday that I can write a review of it, and post it so that I can tell you guys how good the game and series really is. If your into tactics games at all this is definitely a must buy.