In Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age you are a warrior in the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca is conquered by the hostile empire of Archadia and because of this the kingdom lives in great uncertainty and terror. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne of Dalmasca, has devoted her life to save her country together with the resistance of Dalmasca. Vaan, a youngster who lost his whole family during the war between Dalmasca and Archadia has a great dream to live in eternal freedom. In Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age you will reconquer Dalmasca to let peace and quiet return to this realm.
Remaster of the PS2 original
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a remaster of its original, Final Fantasy XII, which was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2006. The remaster has evolved when it comes down to graphics and gameplay. The remaster has been revamped in HD and has a new and improved sound. The game characters and the surroundings become real living and breathing things, and this gives an extra dimension to an already great game. When it comes down to the gameplay it is the battle design and the job system which have been thoroughly improved. There are also new trophies to earn and there are new share functions; this means that hardcore gamers of the Final Fantasy series will find good replay value in this Final Fantasy XII remaster, but there will also be newbies who will enjoy this great remaster game. Final Fantasy XII has undergone a great revamp, and this face-lift works amazingly well.
So, what has changed about the gameplay? And even more exciting to know, do these changes work in this game’s favour? The ‘Zodiac Job System’ has been improved and especially its levelling system, which allows gamers to add this system up to their own standards. There is also a ‘Trial Mode’ in which you can fight monsters and other types of enemies for 100 consecutive fights. Next to this, there is a ‘Speed Mode’, which is a great mode to play for advanced Final Fantasy gamers.
Visuals and sound changes
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has the last generation of HD graphic design incorporated, which includes characters and cut-scenes which are fully rendered in high-definition. This remaster of Final Fantasy XII has True 7.1 Surround Sound with high-definition voices and background music. The music has been newly recorded for this remaster game.
This remaster of Final Fantasy XII has a revamped trophy system which focuses on the functionalities of the PlayStation 4. This version also has the newest share possibilities, auto-save points and shorter loading times. Next to this, there is also the addition of countless hunts, battles and mini-games, which make Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age a great and most of all rich gaming experience. A great remaster port of the original Final Fantasy XII.
Final Fantasy: The Zodiac Age was released on July 11th 2017.