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02-22-2012, 03:11 PM
#21
Joined: Feb 2012
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I've been looking forward to this game being released for the iPad. I've never played it but I hear its a good turn-based strategy/rpg.

Do the characters' sprites always shuffle in place constantly, even when they aren't moving? Is there an option to turn that off? Seems a bit distracting.

Last edited by Quint; 02-22-2012 at 03:22 PM.
02-22-2012, 03:17 PM
#22
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,278
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Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
I couldnt bring myself to buy the iphone version with the horrid font or text or whatever it was.. If this one is better and runs good on ipad 1 I might have to take the plunge. Tactics advance 2 was one of my fav games and I expect this one will be decent.
They had fixed the font and text in an update already.

02-22-2012, 03:22 PM
#23
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
They had fixed the font and text in an update already.
Clearly I had stopped following shortly after the release then lol. So it looks decent now? In your opinion would you go Iphone version and play on phone + 2x mode, or should I just stick with ipad version because I will probably only play primarily there anyways

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02-22-2012, 04:24 PM
#24
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
Clearly I had stopped following shortly after the release then lol. So it looks decent now? In your opinion would you go Iphone version and play on phone + 2x mode, or should I just stick with ipad version because I will probably only play primarily there anyways
If I owned an iPad I would've just waited for the iPad version, unfortunately I'm stuck playing on the iPhone, and I could see the extra screen real estate being such a huge asset to gameplay especially when rotating maps. Also looking at the gameplay video in this thread, those FMV cutscenes really pop on the bigger screen.

Yah SE had updated the game with higher resolution to all fonts and menus and they also redid all character portraits with crisper graphics. I noticed the difference the first time I fired up the update after playing on the original release for a bit.

As I mentioned in the original iPhone thread, if you're looking for deep customization to party members, tons of characters, skill trees galore, jobs jobs jobs, mad amounts of spells/abilities, excellent soundtrack, and a story that is still unrivaled a decade + later, this is the one title worth shelling out for. Yes the polygons in some aspect are crude, mainly due to being outdated, which I guess could be seen as a con if you are one of those "Modern Graphics NOA or GTFO!" types. However, as is I still think it's one of the greatest adventures ever created, and if SE figures out how to follow up with their promise of an update with "Higher Resolution Unit Character Graphics" I think a lot of people will freak.

Last edited by Cilo; 02-22-2012 at 04:34 PM.
02-22-2012, 06:40 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
I was fairly certain this was never going to happen.
Same here. I'm glad I was wrong, can't wait to play this!
02-22-2012, 07:33 PM
#26
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,373
Feels like the wait has been forever, but in several hours, I finally get to play one of my favorite tbs-rpg games of all time on my ipad 2. Im sure this is gonna be a good gig+ expanded. Here's to hoping it was worth the wait.

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02-22-2012, 08:23 PM
#27
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 22
Just had to finally come out the same day I get my Vita... =/ Been waiting for this since before the iPhone one came out but now I have my Vita so I probably wont be playing this for a while now. Oh well. Least it actually came out. Was beginning to think they just dropped it.

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02-22-2012, 08:47 PM
#28
Can i expect this game to be reduced in price during festive periods and roughly how much the discount will be, judging from previous Square Enix sales?
02-22-2012, 09:18 PM
#29
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,251
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Originally Posted by tofubean View Post
Can i expect this game to be reduced in price during festive periods and roughly how much the discount will be, judging from previous Square Enix sales?
Probably relatively rarely and rather little, compared to most iOS apps. Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone has dropped once, by 3 or 4 dollars, not much in relation to the total asking price. Other Square Enix games have seen more frequent and steeper discounts, but as a general rule, Square sticks relatively close to the full price, and wait for longer than most iOS devs before dropping.

(Use Appshopper.com to check the price history of games, if you want a more comprehensive overview )

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Last edited by Ayjona; 02-22-2012 at 09:26 PM.
02-22-2012, 11:03 PM
#30
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 814
does the iphone version have a price drop for this?