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Goli
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(02-14-2013, 01:37 PM)
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http://app.famitsu.com/20130214_129721/
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now out in Japan for Android via SE's Square Enix Market, which most likely means it'll be released worldwide soon on Google Play. The Android version has enhanced graphics as shown here:

Characters such as Ramza appear to have higher resolution sprites too:

The report on Famitsu's website also mentions a complete overhaul of the game's interface that allows full customization and makes it more intuitive for users by adding standard multi-touch interface features, as well as sped up drawing speed (I'm guessing this means no more slowdowns? It might also be the hinted at via the game's description on iOS' battle fast forward option).
An update for the iPhone/iPod and iPad versions with all these upgrades is supposed to hit soon, and both of the game's versions on iOS are getting price cuts which are already effective in the Japanese App Store, but not yet elsewhere.
Finally, Drakerider and Chaos Rings II are coming to Square Enix Market on 2/21 and 2/28 respectively, which means they'll probably be released soon on Google Play.
Last edited by Goli; 02-14-2013 at 03:32 PM.
Lagspike_exe
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(02-14-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Awesome.
MagiusNecros
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(02-14-2013, 01:38 PM)
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It looks better.
thelongdarkriversofhell
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(02-14-2013, 01:38 PM)
Well, I guess I'll finally buy something on Google Play.
EvilKatarn
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(02-14-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Just started playing this on PSP. Now I'll wait for this instead. My phone will get a second game! That's like a 100% increase in games!
PRjumpman124
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(02-14-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Now I'm wishing they'd bring this update to the PSN version, but somehow I doubt it.
Whompa
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(02-14-2013, 01:40 PM)
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usually I like the pixelated look, especially in stuff like Third Strike, but this looks better.
Peter Bazooka
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(02-14-2013, 01:40 PM)
Can't wait for Ramza's buttpants in high res.
SolsticeZero
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(02-14-2013, 01:40 PM)
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I take it this is using the War of the Lions as the base, and not vanilla FFT, right?
clay_ghost
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(02-14-2013, 01:40 PM)
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Looks good.

Should not have brought windows phone err.
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(02-14-2013, 01:40 PM)
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So perfect for my Nexus7
injurai
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(02-14-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Oh wow, this looks awesome.
Duane Cunningham
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(02-14-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Hmm. I wonder how hi res the update goes? Playing FFT in Retina on an iPad 4 would be kinda like...
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Pai Pai Master
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(02-14-2013, 01:41 PM)
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High res sprites that actually look decent?? :o

Maybe we can get a native vita version...great to hear there'll be an update for iOS though.
Karuto
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(02-14-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Too bad this isn't the "War of the Lions" version. Still excited for it!
Pray For Death
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(02-14-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Edit: nvm, I just read the OP. Yay!
Retro
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(02-14-2013, 01:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solstice

Perfect image. I'll be picking this up for sure.
zoukka
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(02-14-2013, 01:42 PM)
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That's something you could've not seen coming... and the new sprite looks great.
Goli
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(02-14-2013, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karuto

Too bad this isn't the "War of the Lions" version. Still excited for it!

It is. I just assumed everyone already knew, that way the title didn't have to be so long. I'll edit the OP.
Antiwhippy
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(02-14-2013, 01:44 PM)
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Hell yeah.

Bet it's going to be pricey though.
thomasmahler
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(02-14-2013, 01:44 PM)
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Yeah, Square?

After releasing these horseshit ports of Final Fantasy Tactics on the PSP and iOS, I'll never buy any ports from this company again.

Final Fantasy Tactics is very high on my 'best games ever' list - but I can't play these shitty ports that have terrible framerate, lag on almost every action, have horrible fonts and control issues, etc.

Squaresoft once baked this really nice cake and now Square-Enix is decorating it with dogshit. Never again.
Duane Cunningham
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(02-14-2013, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karuto

Too bad this isn't the "War of the Lions" version. Still excited for it!

?

The mobile versions always have been
Hellraizer
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(02-14-2013, 01:45 PM)
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Will it be overpriced like all Square games on android?
Mikeside
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(02-14-2013, 01:45 PM)
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Oh fuck, I'm going to end up spending £16 on this fucking game AGAIN.
Goli
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(02-14-2013, 01:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by thomasmahler

Yeah, Square?

After releasing these horseshit ports of Final Fantasy Tactics on the PSP and iOS, I'll never buy any ports from this company again.

Final Fantasy Tactics is very high on my 'best games ever' list - but I can't play these shitty ports that have terrible framerate, lag on almost every action, have horrible fonts and control issues, etc.

Squaresoft once baked this really nice cake and now Square-Enix is decorating it with dogshit. Never again.

Well, the update that the iOS versions are getting is supposed to fix some of those issues.


Originally Posted by Hellraizer

Will it be overpriced like all Square games on android?

Probably.
cw_sasuke
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(02-14-2013, 01:45 PM)
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Android gaining Steam - nice.
Jarnet87
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(02-14-2013, 01:47 PM)
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cool for android users i guess. With this iteration Tactics is now officially dead and buried as there are no more platforms to whore it out on. Good night sweet tactics, I will love you forever.
SolsticeZero
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarnet87

cool for android users i guess. With this iteration Tactics is now officially dead and buried as there are no more platforms to whore it out on. Good night sweet tactics, I will love you forever.

Just you wait. FFT HD on the Vita
Souljiro
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Just purchased a nexus 7 I will be buying this! I have so many fond memories of playing final fantasy tactics.
Eteric Rice
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Wonder if this would work on the Ouya? Because I might get an Ouya.
water1111
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
does it include the slowdown.
ForzaFerrari
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by thomasmahler

Yeah, Square?

After releasing these horseshit ports of Final Fantasy Tactics on the PSP and iOS, I'll never buy any ports from this company again.

Final Fantasy Tactics is very high on my 'best games ever' list - but I can't play these shitty ports that have terrible framerate, lag on almost every action, have horrible fonts and control issues, etc.

Squaresoft once baked this really nice cake and now Square-Enix is decorating it with dogshit. Never again.

umad?
catapult37
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(02-14-2013, 01:48 PM)
My body nexus 7 is ready.
Alextended
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(02-14-2013, 01:49 PM)
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Wow, Ramza's sprite is awesome and true to the original. If everyone is like that, animations included, sweet.
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(02-14-2013, 01:50 PM)
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But maybe they're doing that to prepare us for a sequel!
Ushojax
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(02-14-2013, 01:50 PM)
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Nobody gives a shit about the graphics. We give a shit about the slowdown.

It's embarrassing that they've released so many versions of this game and it's been a sluggish mess every time.
Midou
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(02-14-2013, 01:50 PM)
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I hate the majority of phone game interfaces, but a SRPG seems like a great fit. May actually pick this up.
gabbre
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(02-14-2013, 01:50 PM)
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I guess it'll cost 14,99$
Midou
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(02-14-2013, 01:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

Nobody gives a shit about the graphics. We give a shit about the slowdown.

It's embarrassing that they've released this game so many times and it's been a sluggish mess every time.

Thank god for fan-made fix, but it's unfortunate you need a 'modded' PSP to use it, would love to play with the fix on Vita or PS3 too..
SolsticeZero
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(02-14-2013, 01:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

Nobody gives a shit about the graphics. We give a shit about the slowdown.

It's embarrassing that they've released so many versions of this game and it's been a sluggish mess every time.

This is true. I will buy this day one if they fix the slowdown. The good news is that, since Android is so customizable, the people over at FFHacktics will probably have it fixed in a day if it still exists.
The Abominable Snowman
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(02-14-2013, 01:52 PM)
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Hope this encourages Square to port over some of their other iOS exclusive gems.

Android is in need of a Games Center badly.
keit4
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(02-14-2013, 01:52 PM)
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YES! Buying this day one.
Kade
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Originally Posted by ForzaFerrari

umad?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427771

Anyways, this is probably the only Android game I'd spend upwards of $19.99 for. To be honest though, I wouldn't be bothered if it was free or $0.99 and they charged for some of the advanced/non-core classes. There are only a handful of classes I ever bothered using unless I absolutely had to use others.
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Originally Posted by Ushojax

Nobody gives a shit about the graphics. We give a shit about the slowdown.

And sound effects, they are really weird in War of the Lions.
Goli
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(02-14-2013, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Abominable Snowman

Hope this encourages Square to port over some of their other iOS exclusive gems.

Android is in need of a Games Center badly.

After Drakerider and Chaos Rings II are out basically all of their big iOS releases will be out for Android.
SolsticeZero
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(02-14-2013, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by red_13th

And sound effects, they are really weird in War of the Lions.

Weren't the odd SFX a result of the slowdown, though?
Green Card
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(02-14-2013, 01:54 PM)
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Haven't gotten around to playing the PSP version yet but I'll stick with that since I'll play it on the TV and with a real controller.
EvilKatarn
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(02-14-2013, 01:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by red_13th

And sound effects, they are really weird in War of the Lions.

Did changing the camera angle sound like the entire earth crumbling after awakening all of the old gods in the original too?
SolsticeZero
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(02-14-2013, 01:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Green Card

Haven't gotten around to playing the PSP version yet but I'll stick with that since I'll play it on the TV and with a real controller.

If you have a PSP with custom firmware, install the FFHacktics patch that gets rid of the slowdown. You'll thank me later, believe me.
Marche90
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(02-14-2013, 01:57 PM)
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If I manage to get a decent phone by the time this gets released over here, I'm buying it.

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