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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift- Nintendo DS

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift- Nintendo DS
alaScore 88

38 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the action and value for money, whereas opinions are divided on the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift- Nintendo DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)

 

Grimoire of the Rift returns you to Ivalice for a gratifying but tired tactical strategy romp.

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Quite the title, but the Tactics' series has always been like that.

Replay value is rather low, as it takes a great while (60+ hours) to get through this game, and that isn't counting the multitude of side missions and other stuff you can do. Because there is so much to do, it will be awhile before one may want to play...

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

 

Get a crash course in turn-based strategy courtesy of Square-Enix.

Beautiful and polished in every respect ; Achieves reasonable accessibility without sacrificing complexity ; Many, many hours of gameplay to be tapped

Strategy element de-emphasised by weak tactical tradeoffs and ample opportunities to “level grind” your characters ; Constrained gameplay variety may limit lasting appeal for some

Overall, Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is a quite uncommon (if not flawless) coupling of remarkable depth with relative accessibility, although it will not take players by the hand through all of its intricacies. The open-ended structure and accommodating...

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Review

 

Whooo! Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is here and it's time to party! Combat party that is. Get ready because if there's any handheld title on the shelves this summer that's likely to give you a serious case of DS elbow, this is it.

In spite of the standard-fare visuals, FFA2 is a game no RPG fan should miss. Besides, it's summer time and what better way to celebrate summer fun-and-sun than staying inside for a hundred hours with your DS? Too much UV is bad for you anyway.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2

 

Final Fantasy is, let's face it, an odd name for a series of games — it was confusing enough when there was only a new game every couple of years that just stuck a higher number on the end. These days, when it seems like Square Enix release a new Final...

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Nintendo DS Review

 

While waiting for the librarian, Luso flips through the pages and discovers that it ends in the middle. Tagging the tome with his name, Luso is transported to the world of Ivalice with no idea how to get home.

Mind-numbing assortment of weapons, armor, jobs and skills. 400 different quests. Minimum dialogue and tutorial with an emphasis on self-education. Clan trails

Can't see how items look on the characters. Playing with the stylus. Can't freely explore the environment

Ever since our first experience with "The Neverending Story" so many years ago, our one goal in life is to jump into a book and ride a gigantic flying dog. There may be no dog, but Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift lets us play out that...

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2

 

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance provoked some very mixed reactions among the fans of strat-RPGs. Some praise it for bringing the core gameplay of the genre-defining classic Final Fantasy Tactics to the handheld more or less intact, while others scorn it...

A good strat-RPG that improves on its GBA predecessor in virtually every way

The judge system is still excessively frustrating ; The job system is still far too limited ; The story is still largely throwaway ; The game makes poor use of the DS’s capabilities, particularly when it comes to utilizing the extra real estate of the...

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is an improvement on its predecessor in virtually every way, and one of the best games of its kind on the DS… so far. However, numerous issues this game brings over from its predecessor and some poor design decisions make for...

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)

 

It's like old time rock 'n roll, but does it still rock hard without rusting? The Final Fantasy series really is like an aging rock star ? who's been cloned. Each year there are maybe five to 10 spin-offs in the RPG adventure series, and diehard fans,...

This review was based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2

 

If you've played a Final Fantasy Tactics game before, you should know what to expect from the latest entry in the franchise-- Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. If this whole strategy RPG (SRPG) thing is all new to you, then it...