Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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8.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2019

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Remastered is one of the better ports I have played in any game series. I played entirely in handheld mode and only ran into the problem of recharging the system every three hours of gameplay or so. You can once again get lost in FFXII with all updated graphics and gameplay. And if you've never had the chance to play it before, any Switch owner and RPG lover would do well to pick this one up.

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85 / 100
Feb 15, 2018

A decent port of a great Final Fantasy with one of the cleverest combat systems in RPGs.

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Recommended
Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy's weirdest, most wonderful curio is a bright reminder of the power of crisp invention in high-risk blockbuster development.

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IGN

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy XII's relatable roleplaying adventure has aged remarkably well, and The Zodiac Age remaster improves it further in meaningful ways. The storytelling, visual design, and gameplay feel just as fresh and interesting as they did over a decade ago, and the various new enhancements and adjustments will give new players a chance to experience the magic for the first time and fans of the original something enticing to return for.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Jul 14, 2017

One of the best Final Fantasy games ever made, elevated by its innovative battle system but let down by weak storytelling and focusing on the wrong protagonists.

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Jul 10, 2017

The Zodiac Age allows Final Fantasy 12 to realize its full potential, thanks to a wealth of graphical enhancements, a soaring soundtrack, and the addition of the Zodiac Job System.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

Though the story is too wrapped up in political intrigue, the cast and combat are enough to make this a memorable journey

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9 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

One of the best Final Fantasy games gets the remaster treatment it rightfully deserves.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

And I am going to keep doing things in The Zodiac Age. It's taken the game I already loved so much and given me more. The Zodiac Age doesn't add things for the sake of adding them. I can see myself putting 300 more hours into this version of Final Fantasy 12, trying different combinations of job classes and testing out new tactics on the optional bosses I could never quite conquer in the original game. The Zodiac Age takes a game I could play in my sleep and makes me wake up and appreciate it again.

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Unscored
Jul 11, 2017

This second time around, Final Fantasy XII has surprised me. I can credit some of my improved regard for the game to this remastered version's visual polish and convenient fast-forward button. I credit more of it to the game's innate quality. It holds up. It works well. It functions like no Final Fantasy before it or since.

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Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy XII has really managed to get its hooks into me this time around, which I credit to Square Enix's excellent remaster. If you missed it the first time around (and you probably did), then now is the time to give this underappreciated gem a second chance.

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Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is an excellent remaster with plenty to offer fans new and old. If you never experienced the game during its heyday or simply couldn't get past some of its shortcomings, The Zodiac Age is a perfect way to re-enter the game or start from scratch.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, despite my misgivings, is a triumph that still holds up all these years later. Modern conveniences like upping the tempo of combat are far more valuable than the new coat of paint, and despite a slow-going narrative it's a blast to just roam the open countryside, mess around with Gambits, and go on hunts. Slowly but surely XII has wormed its way into my heart -- it only took 11 years.

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88 / 100
May 6, 2019

Nintendo Switch y Xbox One are now home to the best FFXII version, a port that contains all the new elements from The Zodiac Age edition for PS4 and adds some requested functions, like the job licenses' reset. And, don't forget, the Switch version it's the only one that you can play on portable mode, a fact that some of us can't resist to...

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9 / 10
Jul 11, 2017

Though I remember having a huge amount of fun with XII when it came out, it's always been Final Fantasy X that was ‘my' Final Fantasy game growing up. However, having replayed them both again in remastered form, it's clearly XII which comes away the winner. A wonderful remaster with welcome enhancements, it's remarkable just how fresh, fun and involving Final Fantasy XII feels over a decade later, with elements that still feel modern in a franchise well known for hanging onto the past.

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85 / 100
Jul 10, 2017

Although the remastered work it's just correct, all the changes and additions (especially those from the International Zodiac Job System) makes The Zodiac Age the definitive version of one of the most underrated and special Final Fantasy.

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9 / 10.0
May 3, 2019

Today as thirteen years ago FInal Fantasy XII is still a great game, blessed by an innovative combat system and a great and vibrant world. Maybe the story is not as grasping as others, but it still a pleasure ti play.

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Unscored
Jul 10, 2017

Final Fantasy 12 is an acquired taste, but it's amazing because it's different.

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Unscored
Jul 10, 2017

FFXII: The Zodiac Age offers some fundamental changes to make a great game even better—even if it could have used one or two more minor improvements. Buy it.

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9 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

An RPG masterpiece that dreams to be online, but lies within offline walls. That makes this game different and special, making it as valid today as it was 10 years ago.

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