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Not to hijack or anything, but the mobile-port of Final Fantasy Tactics is amazing. It's actually the renamed and re-vamped PSP version - 'FFT: The War of the Lions", it has extra characters, extra classes, extra really well done cell-shaded cutscenes, and improved dialogue. It's what the original should have been, and it's brilliant.
SquareEnix release philosophy.
Back in the day, when they were in a “re-release all the things! And add some visual enhancements too!” mood they re-released Final Fantasy Tactics for the PSP. Great job they did of it too, mostly. They optimized it for the 16:9 screen and replaced some in-game animatics with voiced over FMVs utilizing the original art style, and retitled it Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Only problem was whenever you used magic everything slowed the fuck down to like one third speed. But whatever, they did a proper job of it, and didn't just wrap the game in an emulator like they could have (Sony had built a PSX emulator into the PSP firmware).
Anyhow, the PSP is a dead end, and SquEnix likes money, so what's the obvious maneuver? Release War of the Lions on the desktop? It's a big game you could put over a hundred hours into, and its origins are from a game you'd sit down in front of a TV to play. Nope, let's go mobile. August 4, 2011 the game is released worldwide on iOS.
…Oh, hey! 2013! Right, that's when it came out on Android in Japan. Now that they've made that port the English version for Android should be a cakewalk, right? It's the same codebase, just change out some assets.
Nope. The English speaking world wouldn't see an Android release until 2015, four years after the English iOS release. Oh, and of course it was released at full price: $15.99. No improvements over the 2011 iOS release either. No saving mid-battle (battles in WOtL could take more than an hour, depending), no multiplayer (the PSP version added that), no fixes for gameplay issues, just… here ya go!
There are many FF players I have run across that never got into Tactics. . The game is only $13.99 in the store with no IAP. You can really grind in this game. I had it on both PSx and PSP (updated). You get the PSP version here. You can build up your people on the first couple of maps for hours. :) They even have some great easter eggs, like unlocking Cloud. Probably the best turned based out there. As there is no quick action required, a great came when it takes you 45 minutes to drop the kids off at the pool.
My favorites at the moment:
Final Fantasy Tactics: WoTL. Much better than the PSP emulation, even with the hack to reduce lag, and you get to support the devs, too. I will say, though, that it crashes occasionally on my S4. Fortunately, it only ever crashes when you change what you're doing, so I've never lost my progress in the middle of a fight. As long as you save after each fight, you should be fine.
I didn't even know it was on the Genesis, haha! But no, it's way easier to just get it on the PSN Store. There's also the updated version for the PSP/Vita called War of the Lions, and while it's been a long time since I've been on the emulation scene, I'm sure there are ways to do that for PC too.
Oh, and (despite lacking features like cloud saves) it's available on mobile, and playable on PC with Bluestacks.
Final Fantasy Tactics is available and sounds like your best bet. The game is a masterpiece and War of the Lions added some cool extras so it is the best version of the game. It also looks like the ported the PSP graphics quite nicely.
Knights of the Old Republic is also on Android. It is a DnD style game where the computer takes care of all the dice rolls. There is light tapping for movement, queuing attacks, etc. but there is also a readily available pause button and you can queue actions during those pauses. You can also set the game up to pause for you at more or less the beginning of every round of combat so it could be treated as a more traditional RPG. AND it is on sale.
Good luck and enjoy.
Varying across the genre (action rpgs, turn-based, etc.)...
Linkme: Implosion, Eternium, Chaos Rings III, Banner Saga, Dragonfall, WitchSpring, Crashlands, Chaos Rings 3, Dungeon Quest VIII
Edit: Also, FF Tactics (currently on sale).
If you have some money to fork, there's a phone version
Also I'm pretty sure it had a PSP version.
Final Fantasy Tactics? It's the Android version of the PSP remake of the original PlayStation game.
There is a huge number of characters and 20+ classes (called jobs) in this version. FFT has a cool feature that once a character has learned an ability/skill from a job, they can keep using it when you change them to something else. So you get some crazy character customization where you can select the individual skills to make the best characters for different rolls. There are also special jobs that you become by leveling up a character in certain jobs.
It's pretty common to see people spend 45+ hours just to beat the main campaign, so there is a ton of gameplay here.
Its a mobile (android) game. You install the apk file and put the extracted obb folder in "sdcard/Android/obb".
Been meaning to pick up FF Tactics for a while. Just waiting for a price drop or a mysterious gift card to appear in my email.
If you enjoy the story of this game, I highly recommend Final Fantasy Tactics. It's what most of these types of games are based off of. It has a great story and the remake War of the Lions has a better translation that removes some confusing translation errors from the original Playstation release.
With a few notable exceptions, most final fantasy games are one offs. There are threads that connect them in very minor ways (spells and monsters are similar), but for the most part you don't need to have played any one final fantasy to enjoy another one.
If you're just starting out on the series to see if you're interested in it, I'd recommend Final Fantasy Tactics on mobile. It's an excellent game, fantastic story, interesting characters, an interesting world, and the gameplay is some of the best in the series.
Did not know this; thought my portable Ivalice was on ice once I left iOS. 2016 is starting out wondrously thanks to you, /u/jokzard—and better yet, it's on sale to $6.99 right now! Huzzah! Thanks for the tip, Happy New Year!
Yup, Jeanne d'Arc works poorly on PPSSPP. Dunno how about the others. Haven't tried'em. Also there is an official port for FFT: Wotl but the price is around 10 euros. Click <strong>here</strong>
Link for the lazy: [link]
>* Final Fantasy Tactics : WotL – $13.99 - $9.70
* Secret of Mana – $8.99 - $3.99
* Dragon Quest VIII – $19.99 - $12.99
* Final Fantasy III – $15.99 – $7.99
* Final Fantasy IV – $15.99 - $7.99
* Final Fantasy V – $15.99 - $7.99
* Final Fantasy VI – $15.99 - $7.99
I found this for you bud. Enjoy, [link] (I didnt know it was out for Android but I guess so!)
Final Fantasy Tactics has been ported to Android.
I noticed this in one of the screenshots for Final Fantasy Tactics on Android.
Price drop confirmed on Android too folks!
What are you waiting for? The Final Fantasy Tactics enhanced port (The War of the Lions) is available on PSP discs, PSN for PSP/PSVita, iOS, and most recently Android.
Taking care of my mom. She just had surgery on her leg, and was told to stay off it for the next two weeks (or her doctor will re-admit her to a hospital room to make sure she stays off the leg). That means driving around my sister (who doesn't have her license yet, and for some unfathomable reason has yet to schedule a time to take the frigging test) and doing lots of chores around the house (any anything that involves going up or down stairs). But that's the easy stuff.
My dad is completely over-stressed about this. You'd have thought she was on death's doorstep by the way he was acting (chrissake they cut a growth out of her shin, they're not even near any major organs). So he's been super chatty and on everyone like a wet blanket, and up in everyone's faces about praying. The guy just doesn't know how to detach and relax, nor does he get how his behavior could be super annoying to everyone around him after putting up with it for the past two weeks. I love the man, but he really needs to learn how to back off and deal with being alone for thirty minutes.
I get a bonus dose of this, since he just got into a new business venture with an old friend of his, so he's totally obsessed (no exaggeration) with that, and he expects me to radically change career paths and join him on this. He keeps asking how I'm doing with learning how to program with these tools, even though I'm spending almost all of my free time outside of my job helping him figure out the god damned tools. Between those two things I've basically given up on playing any involved games or watching any shows or movies (except sitcoms I've seen before) because I can't even make it to a commercial break without him interrupting, and he expects a prompt response to everything. So there's a good chance I'll be drinking rather heavily by the end of the day.
Probably a lot of business concerning cell phones, too. My Nexus 4 went belly up on Monday, and my replacement Nexus 6 just got delivered (received the text while writing this, actually). So I'll have to get it set up and ask T-Mo for a nano-SIM.
Then last night my sister dropped her Moto G into a toilet, didn't listen to me about leaving it off for 24 hours, and after I salvaged her data (hooray for USB On The Go) it decided to get hand-burning hot (no exaggeration, I had to leave it on a trivet). So not only am I managing both of our shitty loaner phones (somehow she got one better than mine) but I'm also going to have to shop around for a new phone for her, again (if she isn't paying for it, I'm just going to stick her with a Moto E or something else cheap #dealwithit).
Edit: <em>Final Fantasy Tactics</em> finally launched on the American Google Play Store. Definitely lots of phone time coming up.
GET OUT, APPLE SHILL, REEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Final Fantasy Tactics? It's a little dated, but it's a great game and you can get it on your phone [link]
They did port the PSP version of Final Fantasy Tactics to Android, if your interested: [link]
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions - 30% Off
Final Fantasy III - 50% Off
Final Fantasy IV - 50% Off
Final Fantasy V - 50% Off
Final Fantasy VI - 50% Off
Secret of Mana - 50% Off
Dragon Quest VIII - 35% Off
Psst, here you go. [link]
Link for lazy people like me: [link]
Terraria is the obvious "other game" for Starbound lovers, but it's a lot more combat centered than Starbound, in my opinion.
Astroneer looks good, but they didn't seem to have implemented much beyond terrain sculpting the last time I looked. While I know you're not looking for combat, I think buying into a game before there's much game there is probably unwise, long-term.
You could try something more turn-based, so as to avoid issues with coordination, if that's the issue. There's Planescape: Torment (realtime-with-pause, rather older) or Pillars of Eternity (realtime with pause, newer), or Divinity: Original Sin (turn-based, newer).
The first is probably the most unique setting I've ever seen, while delivering a fairly unique story, as well - Sigil is.. hard to describe, really. It's a little bit of everything. The game routinely gets high marks for deep narrative - you'll tend to get out of it what you put into it, so if you prefer to rush through it, you won't get as much back, while an explorer will seemingly find "just a little more to see" under nearly any rock. Unfortunately, the game's combat system mechanics are those of 2nd Edition D&D, so you have to be comfortable with those, or willing to brush up a tiny bit on how they work in general. This is noted for being the spiritual ancestor of Torment: Tides of Numenera, so if you're planning to play that, it might be worth a look at the one that inspired it in part. Good Old Games sells this one, you won't find it on Steam. (Great narrative/story, wildly divergent setting, dated combat mechanics system).
Pillars is relatively middle-of-the-road. It really felt "Stock Isometric RPG" to me, but if you're a fan of the Baldur's Gate series (or perhaps not willing to deal with the combat mechanics) it'll feel a bit like a new restaurant next to your old familiar hangout. I found it competent, but not particularly engaging - a lot of the kickstarter stretch goals (like the gold-named backer NPCs) felt like they intruded into the game in ways that were annoying, sadly. Steam will have this one. (I intend to get back to this one eventually, but other things keep jumping the queue.)
The last (D:OS) while fairly typical fantasy in setting offers a unique "two characters" gimmick where you play as both (and they can argue over the right course to choose - even potentially contradicting your decisions in dialogue, if you like) or play in co-op with your friend (rock-paper-scissors to persuade your friend's PC if you disagree). The combat is turn based, so no rush while you set up your favorite explosive death combo. I found the writing a little weak in places, but it wasn't a bad game - and if you like turn-based tactics combat, this will scratch the right itch. (Wife and I played this, loved the tactics, narrative was a bit weak to me.)
There's Stardew Valley, if a farming game with light RPG/adventure elements might appeal.
Lastly, here's an offbeat suggestion: Final Fantasy Tactics.
Snag a copy of Bluestacks or similar Android app player for Windows, and install it. This is optional, but if you're looking to play on a PC, you'll need a means to do so. It works on a phone or other device too, but the menu-driven interface can be a bit cumbersome on small devices.
Snag a copy of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions on the app store, and install that, allowing you to play the game.
Play through a pretty damn good console "tactics" RPG from yesteryear.
Combat is turnbased, the story is fairly simple. If you're wanting a super-deep narrative, this might not work for you, but the combat being turnbased means even falling asleep at the keys won't hurt anything. If you want a game that's relatively simple to play, and not so narratively deep as to demand concentration you might not be able to muster, this might be worth a look.
Same sale on Android for anyone who's interested.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
The playstation version. It's ported to android too.
It is on the google play store.
I actually wouldn't recommend the PSP version of it. It has some weird slowdown on abilities that can get really frustrating. Even played on a Vita, the same issue exists.
Interestingly, the Android/iOS version doesn't have such an issue. I would recommend that one.
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Here you go
Still $15, I think.
Well there is Final Fantasy Tactics, A bit pricey i think for a mobile game through.
not sure about IOS but it's on Google play
They released the original on android it seems. [link]
I've got a few.
Knights of the Round for SNES was great. I spent way, way too quarters on it at the arcade and the SNES version was great too.
I also have a sweet spot for Turtles in Time. My cousin and I would stay up to beat that game when he came to spend the night. Lots of fun for little 7? year old me.
My all-time favorite old game though. Depends on your definition of old, is, Final Fantasy Tactics for the Playstation. Damn that game was fun. I wish they would re-release it in another format. I would pay money to be able to play that on my phone. Sure, they gave me Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, but it just wasn't the same.
Edit - Well lookie there. It seems I might be getting a new Final Fantasy Game after all.
> Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS : WotL - Android Apps on Google Play
What’s your excuse now?
Pcgamer yet again proving they don't do pcgaming very well,not one mention of emulation in the article........:(
PSP Emulator + Final Fantasy Tactics : TWotL
BlueStacks + Final Fantasy Tactics : TWotL -Android Version
TIL: using hamachi is "modding".
Also these asshats are pirating the game iso, sharing it in chat with each other on Discord per thier ionstructions page, when it is a game that is still actively being sold online.
/r/Games really shouldn't support posts linking to game piracy Discord communities.
Final fantasy tactics is a mobile game though