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Final Fantasy XII
Role Playing Game
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Release Date (US):
October 31st, 2006
Release Date (UK):
February 23rd, 2007
Online Players:
Square Enix
Square Enix
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
146 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS2:
3 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS2

About Final Fantasy XII

Our story takes place in a world called “Ivalice,” in an age when magic was commonplace and airships plied the skies – the Archadian Empire, seeking to strengthen its base of power, had been invading and subjugating its neighboring lands one by one—a fate which befell the small Kingdom of Dalmasca. Archadia’s invasion and the subsequent death of the Dalmascan king prompted the Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, to take up arms against the invaders. In her struggle to oust the occupying Archadian forces and restore freedom to her people, Ashe must watch as many of her allies pay the blood price for that freedom. Though tempted to abandon all hope in the face of the Empire’s might, her determination keeps her from succumbing before what would seem to be inevitable defeat. Then she meets Vaan, an urchin from the Dalmascan capital of Rabanastre. Vaan dreams of one day becoming a sky pirate, escaping the Empire on his airship. Vaan, Ashe, Vaan’s friend Penelo, the sky pirate Balthier, his partner Fran and many more are on an adventure through Ivalice that traces the mysteries behind the Archadian Empire’s invasion.



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A masterpiece of the RPG genre. It's drawbacks are far overshadowed by it's volume of quality gameplay, story and value for money. Start saving up your Gil and spend it on adding this game to your collection.

We like

  • Best story line since FF8.
  • Fantastic graphics, voice acting and atmosphere.
  • 100+ hours entertainment is a bargain by any standard.

We dislike

  • Will consume weeks of your life.
  • Arduous and copious amounts of walking.
  • Espers are a real disappointment.

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Final Fantasy XII is the latest addition to the epic series of role-playing games for the PlayStation 2 console.  The hugely successful series is renowned for its iconic characters, airships, chocobos and pointy-hatted mages, but RPG staples aside – the series always delivers an emotionally thrilling tale of humanity in the face of adversity, which is one of the strongest appeals of the series. The game takes place...



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