• EoFF Giveaway: Final Fantasy Tactics for the iOS

    So, it appears that the generous Square-Enix have given the EoFF Staff another prize to give away, and I have been given the opportunity to set up this competition for them. This time, the prize up for grabs being Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for iOS!


    There have been a number of additions and improvements made in this update of the game. So whether this will be your first time playing the Tactics spin-offs, or if youíre a veteran of the games Ė this is the version to get, as it is the best way to experience Final Fantasy Tactics yet! These improvements include:

    • Refined Graphics - All of the game's unit graphics have been redrawn in high-resolution. Don't miss this chance to play the sharpest, most beautiful FINAL FANTASY TACTICS yet!
    • Improved Draw Speeds - The graphic drawing processes have been optimized for mobile devices. Say goodbye to choppy motion and crash bugs, and play with the quickest, smoothest abilities effects and animations to date!
    • iCloud Support - A save slot which allows game data to be saved to iCloud has been added. It is now possible to migrate game data across multiple devices.


    Now that youíre all undoubtedly excited for the chance to play Final Fantasy Tactics on your iPhone or iPad, youíll want to know the details of how to enter with a chance to win.

    You have two weeks to submit a paragraph or two telling us what your favourite class from Final Fantasy Tactics is, and why? If you havenít played any of the Tactics games before, which class would you most like to play, and why? Itís as simple as posting that in this thread to enter!

    There will be further tasks posted in the thread over the two weeks for you to complete to increase your chances of winning. Make sure you check back in with the thread so you donít miss out.

    Remember, this is for an iOS copy of the game. Do make sure you have a device you're able to redeem this prize on before you enter!

    Good luck to you all!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: EoFF Giveaway: Final Fantasy Tactics for the iOS started by Shauna View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Me no have fancy expensive touchscreen devices

      But I have to say, what a generous gift Square-Enix have given us yet again! They certainly enjoy giving us stuff. Not that I'm complaining. I'm still holding on to my poster with pride!
    1. Dat Matt's Avatar
      Dat Matt -
      My experience of the tactics games comes from the Tactics Advance Series, rather than war of the lions. My favorite class was the Elementalist (Viera). I am typically a magic user, and I like the odd magics that some games provide. Magic attacks combined with status effects are the best.

      While I experimented with a large amount of classes in the game, I did not actually particularly use the the Moogles or Nu Mou. I would be interested to see what roles War of the Lions have in order to to see what differs between the games.
    1. Gamblet's Avatar
      Gamblet -
      Only on iOS, no Android?
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Sadly not.
    1. Skyblade's Avatar
      Skyblade -
      When you say "favorite class", are you referring to FFT classes only, or FFTA classes as well? Your post is rather ambiguous.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Any class from any of the FFT games. :}
    1. comma's Avatar
      comma -
      I'd love to play this on an iPad to see the full detail of things, but I only have a small iPod touch for the moment. Having FFT on iOS would give me a good incentive to consider stepping up to the iPad.

      My pick:

      Setting aside practical use in battle, I've always had a guilty pleasure in using Calculator/Arithmetician. The game isn't ever very good about giving you easy situations to use it to your advantage, but when the maths work out, it's satisfying. I really like the idea of incorporating sciences into a fantasy setting (yep, I like steampunk), and Arithmetician helps me bring out my inner math geek. I'm also a big fan of the character design for this class.
    1. Raistlin's Avatar
      Raistlin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamblet View Post
      Only on iOS, no Android?
      I know! We need more of this crap on Android. Although that would probably just motivate me to finally spend money on a tablet...
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamblet View Post
      Only on iOS, no Android?
      I know! We need more of this crap on Android. Although that would probably just motivate me to finally spend money on a tablet...
      It is pretty saddening because I am planning on getting a Ipad Mini in a month or so (as a sort of goodbye, you're going to uni family present). A shame that the contest is now
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      I really wish I had some type of iOS to play this
    1. Tigmafuzz's Avatar
      Tigmafuzz -
      Why would Square Enix sponsor a giveaway that promotes iAnything? That's just... immoral.

      Good thing there's a way to mod Android tablets to work with most iOS apps and games.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Maybe Squeenix will do some stuff for Android later.

      Either way, enough whining about this! More entries!
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
      Maybe Squeenix will do some stuff for Android later.
      I don't even have a android phone
    1. Jowy's Avatar
      Jowy -
      Addendum: the iOS version of the game also features additional storyline battles and events unlike the version available for PS1 and on the Playstation network.

      <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oMMPcGtF4XM#t=50s>Limberry Castle Inner Keep</a>

      <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmpbtIv1Y0U>Lionel's New Liege Lord</a>

      <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OvNFn83qx0>Agrias' birthday</a>

      <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bVNsrlc1Yr8#t=49s?>An actual fight with Kletian where you don't nuke him in one hit</a>

      I already have/play this every day or I would have entered.
    1. Skyblade's Avatar
      Skyblade -
      My favorite class is the Paravir, from Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

      The Paravir is the Samurai class of FFTA2. Translated as "Yojimbo" in the Japanese and Spanish versions (likely changed so as to avoid comparison with the Aeon or previous foes from the series), the job name refers to a Samurai or Ronin who has been hired as a bodyguard.

      The Paravir has been designed as a new glass cannon for the Humes. It's one of the faster classes, and has the highest physical attack growth available for Hume units. It's abilities have been redesigned as boosted physical attacks, as opposed to the magical basis of FFT's original Samurai.

      In terms of abilities, Paravir wield some of the most deadly on the battlefield. They possess four elemental attacks, each of which do base weapon damage times two as elemental damage, which gives them huge damage dealing potential to a wide variety of foes weak to particular elements. In addition, each of these moves have a chance of inflicting status ailments.

      Plus, it's worth mentioning that Paravir can wield most of my favorite elements (all but Holy), wielding Frost, Lightning, and Darkness. They also get access to a ranged ability, some great supports, and Iai Blow, which has a chance at instantly killing their foe.

      So, in short, they have a stat and ability setup that is pretty much custom tailored to make me happy, and are based around a really neat style and concept from Japanese history. Thus, they are my favorite class in the series, pushing aside my other top picks such as Blue Mage, Seer, or Assassin.
    1. Formalhaut's Avatar
      Formalhaut -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jowy View Post
      Addendum: the iOS version of the game also features additional storyline battles and events unlike the version available for PS1 and on the Playstation network.

      Limberry Castle Inner Keep

      Lionel's New Liege Lord

      Agrias' birthday

      An actual fight with Kletian where you don't nuke him in one hit

      I already have/play this every day or I would have entered.
      I'd so love to play Tactics. I've never played any of the series. Guess I'll just have to wait till much later.
    1. Dr. rydrum2112's Avatar
      Dr. rydrum2112 -
      There are number of fun classes, but the one I enjoy the most is the the Arithmetician. As a statistician, this class immediately appeals to me from the numbers side. While slow in speed, the ability to kill everything, revive/heal your squad or inflict status ailments en masse is just cool. In the end it is more suited to a second ability because of the speed factor, but it becomes even more devastating the higher powered spells you learn. Not really sure why every sentence before this one starts with an objective phrase... #NotHowToWriteWell.
    1. Flaming Ice's Avatar
      Flaming Ice -
      So we sould have a contest to win an iphone first
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Ice View Post
      So we sould have a contest to win an iphone first
      If any of you want to give away a free iPhone, then be our guests.
    1. Spuuky's Avatar
      Spuuky -
      I love Archers, because I love how pitiful they are. I like watching them fire their little worthless bows as they take up a slot that could and should be long to a much more powerful and more effective class. They can't really take hits, and actually can't really do anything.

      Plus, you can put them at really high elevations where they can do their awful, nearly scandalously bad damage from great distances, if you happen to be fighting in the one level of the game that actually allows you to do that.
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