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    As of today, Final Fantasy XII has crossed the Nostalgia Border! This game that divided the fanbase so much back in the day can now finally be considered old. That's as good a reason to celebrate as any!

    Final Fantasy XII was a departure in many ways. With the story focused on political intrigue rather than interpersonal relationships, as well as a battle system that felt much more real-time than what fans were used to, this game was a very polarizing entry. Nevertheless, time has been merciful for FFXII, and there are more of those that remember it fondly than that initial backlash could suggest. Now let's just hope SE finally decides to rerelease it, as despite people mellowing out about it, this is still the only game that is not playable on any current platform.

    What are your best memories from Final Fantasy XII? Let us know in the comments!

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    Great game, an underrated entry in the franchise. Characters and plot were a bit uninspired, particularly towards the later stages of the game, but the game world is incredible. Battle system was hugely ahead of its time.

    Funnily enough, I thought Larsa was better than most of the main characters. He's surely the best "child" character in the FF franchise!

    Silly parts of the battle system were ironed out in IZJS, so really looking forward to the inevitable HD remaster. Hopefully it'll be announced at E3 this year.

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    NOW can we have a remake, SE?


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    My article was surely noticed by someone at SE and now they just HAVE to do it

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    I started to really love this game when I played IZJS. I won't be able to return to the regular game ever again.

    Best memory would have to be facing the Trial Mode. So much fun.

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    A nice underrated game that inspired many of the better JRPGs to come out in the last few years. Definitely ahead of it's time. Outside of a few hiccups here and there in the design, I feel it's easily the best game SE has released with the FF Moniker on it and pretty much the last good entry I'm willing to play.

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    It ain't hitting ten for me until it's Halloween.

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    The first time I played it and I got to this place I hated (can't remember what it was called, but I'd know it if I saw it) and I just really didn't enjoy the game at all.

    Second time I got a ways through and enjoyed it, but then I moved and it's still in storage. I hope to play it again someday.

    Love me some Rogue Tomato, though.
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    It seems so odd that the 12th game in the series came out a decade ago. That's nearly half the amount of time I have been a fan of the series. I love XII, and I hope we get ourselves a FFX style remaster soon.

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    Tied with X-2 as the best battle system in the series. Love those gambits! I really want to play this again someday. I never got to beat the basement level of the Pharos. I'll never fight Yiazamat. That trout sounds frustrating.

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    So we've only had one main, numbered entry in the last ten years? Man...

    I've actually got a copy of FFXII and a working PS2 so I can fire it up any time. I've got other FF titles to work through before that though and by that time... the remaster will be out. Maybe.

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    FFXII. IMO its the best of the modern era.

    i liked all of it, even the music was great.

    i liked the rhyming names too. Fran Vaan. Ashe Basch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    NOW can we have a remake, SE?
    or at least an HD Remaster like we got with X/X-2...

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    Hands down, my favorite game. I got to play a bit of IZJS, but not enough. Hoping for an official western release of that game soon, HD or not. Put it on Steam or the Wii U, just bring it here!

    I pretty much have a tradition, starting a few years ago, of starting it up every fall. I haven't beat it since I first got it, though. Hopefully, I'll get to play more this year & do it again.

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    Oh FF XII remember when I used to really loathe you and know we are like good friends ?



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