Release in 2006, Final Fantasy XII introduced some of the features that will revolutionize the way RPGs are developed. It introduced on of the infamous Gambit system which gave the player total control over his companion's abilities. This masterpiece is now coming to the PS4 and it looks amazing.
The game follows the exploits of Princess Ashe who's on a mission to liberate her kingdom of Dalmasca from the Archadian Empire. The Princess is accompanied by a sky pirate named Vaan and his friend Penelo, a disgraced knight named Basch, Balthier, and Fran who are also sky pirates with their very own airship. Final Fantasy was overwhelmed with positive reviews from both gamers and critics alike and has received multiple game of the year awards.
Final Fantasy XII was developed by some of the greatest innovators in RPG, headed by two of the most influential figures who was part of almost every Final Fantasy game ever created including some of the most successful RPG's under Squaresoft (now Square Enix). Hiroyuki Ito and Hiroshi Minagawa scrubbed the Active Time Battle system and introduced the Active Dimension Battle system (ADB) wherein encounters are triggered once the character is in range of the enemy which are visible in the open world giving him the freedom to either engage or avoid an encounter.
The Gambit system was also one of the game's highlights, this system allows the player to program the abilities of each character which will be triggered by a certain situation, for example, the player can program the character to cast heal to any members of the party who's health drops below 40 or 30%. An improved version of the Gambit system which was released in Japan called the Zodiac system is the main battle system utilized in the remastered version. The Zodiac system features 12 unique roles that the player can customize giving him full control of the development of his characters.
Check out Final Fantasy XII's Story and Gambit system trailer below for more information and stay tuned for more gaming updates.
"Final Fantasy XII Story Trailer"
"Final Fantasy XII Gambit System Trailer"
Source: PlayStation, Square Enix