Final Fantasy Tactics was one of the best Strategy RPG games for the Playstation platform and since the game has gained a lot of traction, Nintendo wants a port of it for their Nintendo Gameboy Advance.
Although there is actually a port of it, it is not the actual game, but rather, just a spinoff from the original.
Today, we are going to talk about the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance.
The story revolves around 4 childhood friends: Marche, Ritz, Doned, and Mewt. The main protagonist is Marche and he happens to have a younger brother named Doned, who is handicapped and unable to walk.
All of these children live in St. Ivalice. One day, Mewt, Marche’s friend, went to a local bookstore. There, he found a rather old dusty tome which he purchased for a measly price.
Mewt then went over to Marche’s and Doned’s house in order to find out what the tome is all about. Later that day, Ritz also joined in.
Together, they slowly read the Tome, but to their surprise, the book is written in a foreign language. Then, there is a page where there is an inscription saying “Alta Oron, Sondus Kameela”.
After they called it a day, Mewt and Ritz went back to their respective homes. The next day, Marche and the other kids were surprised because they were teleported to Ivalice, a magical kingdom that was created from Mewt’s own mind.
Marche immediately finds out that he and his townsfolk, including his other friends, are in this magical city. In this magical city of Ivalice, they are manifestations of their best selves. Marche is now popular and athletic as opposed to being a shy boy in the real world, Ritz now has crimson hair, the hair color she’s always wanted, Doned is not cripple anymore, and Mewt is the Prince of Ivalice.
Although Marche wants all of this, he is quick to realize that all of this is just a dream and he wants everything to return to normal. Unfortunately, Mewt doesn’t want to go back to the real world as he enjoys the status he has now. Doned also shares the same sentiment because he is not crippled in this new dream world.
With his friends abandoning him and wanting to stay in the magical city of Ivalice, Marche will do whatever it takes to bring him, along with his friends and townspeople, back to where they were, in the humble town of St. Ivalice.
The Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance employs the same three-dimensional isometric playing field that was used in the original version of the game.
You can see grids on the battlefield that will allow your characters (and enemies) to move on it.
There is also a job system with a total of 34 jobs you can choose from. Each of them has unique skills and attributes and equipment will vary depending on the job you will use.
The Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance is a really nice Strategy RPG and if you’re a big fan of the original Final Fantasy Tactics, the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance will feel just like home.