Of course, you should already own the UMD game for the PSP but if you don't, you can rectify that grave error right now.

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has arrived on the PlayStation Network for the PSP. So yeah, one of the best portable titles ever is now downloadable. Featuring the old-school turn-based strategy combat we fondly remember, 22 jobs, over 400 different abilities, and a fulfilling, politically charged storyline, this remake of the original classic is an absolute gem. And as that classic is my favorite game of all time, I should probably admit I'm heavily biased towards it, and would recommend it to any human alive, despite personal preference. 😉 And I think the game held up very well over time; feel free to check out my review of the PSP remake.

Now, about Final Fantasy Tactics 2 … If there's one game I want more than a FFVII remake it's FFT2. A true sequel, too. You can make it downloadable if you want; just do it, Square Enix.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

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Fabi
Fabi
9 years ago

I have never played this. I remember when it came out, I wanted nothing to do with it because it was a strategy game.

I loved RPGs and the FF series back then, but just didn't think this was for me. Wonder if I should check it out.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

a hair off topic: Final Fantasy Type 0 is gonna ship on 2 UMDs! I'm mildly excited for that game.

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

It's like the FF7-9 days all over again. I didn't even think it was possible to have a multi-UMD game! I wonder what took Square-Enix so long.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

the second umd…

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

I'll probably get this since Im getting into strategy rpgs now. I've been playing Disgaea 3 . With 22 jobs and 400 abilities how long is the game?

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i never could get into ff tactics for some reason. i really did try to like becuase it had ff in its name…oh well, that happens sometimes.

at first i thought it was becuase i just did not like strategy rpgs, but i later went on to absolutely love disgaea: hour of darkness. that game had a ton crazy japanese humour and personality. i loved that song by tusami rocks. i think it was called invasion from within. it starts out that eerie organ music then turns into some rock/punk song. absolutely perfect fit for that game.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 7/19/2011 3:29:13 PM

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

edit:the band's name is tusami bomb. oops. at least i got the name of the song right.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 7/19/2011 3:46:01 PM

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

You should check out the band The Action Design. Same lead singer as Tsunami Bomb. 🙂

-Arvis

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I'm sorry but I could never get into this game. I've tried a few times but I could never get into it. It may be the strategy element that I dislike but I loved Jeanne D'Arc.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Jeanne D'arc is the only SRPG I've played so far. It's really good! =)

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Own on the UMD and on PS1. I should probably play it.. 😛

Just watched a trailer for Atelier Totori. I guess it's releasing this September. Looks good to me. You guys heard of it? o.O

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yep, waiting anxiously for it. I loved Atelier Rorona (see my avatar for proof) and have been anticipating the followup for a while. Japan is going to get Atelier Meruru(sp?) soon too, hopefully NISA brings that one to us too.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I don't know these games. I'll have to go read about Rorona. What are all the games in your avatar?

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

Atelier games always get localized. I played Atelier Iris 2 on PS2, and it was good. I'll get Rorona soon.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Atlier Rorona is one of the few truly turn based JRPGs this generation. The game is primarily about the item synthesis and the combat is a means to the ends of getting the materials for synthesis. You have a series of missions to accomplish in order to prove your worth, and that of your alchemy workshop. The artstyle is very anime, and although at first glance some think the graphics are too simple, it's really not the case as the game plays like an anime that you control. It's happy, silly, pretty cute and fun, and has honest to goodness hardcore JRPG gameplay buried inside it's cuteness.

From left to right my avatar is;

Mizuko Kazami from Please Teacher
Shion Uzuki from Xenosaga
Ellis (Eris) from Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky
Sophitia – Soul Calibur (this is her from SC 4)
Rorona from Atelier Rorona
Aeris (Aerith) from Final Fantasy VII
KOS-MOS from Xenosaga

Donnie4life
Donnie4life
9 years ago

i own the ps one version awesome game also downloaded it to my ps3 via the psone classics not the psp game i think i should get lol only question tho…..can i play it on my ps3 because i dont own a psp

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

No, only the PSX Classic. PSP games can't be played on the PS3.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

It's *almost* exactly the same game. If you watch the new cutscenes (which are superb) online, you won't miss much.

That said, if anyone wants to play FFT on PSP only, buy this version over the PS1 classic now that it's $10.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I disagree Fane. The entire dialogue was re-written. That alone adds a tremendous amount to the game.

Gameplay-wise, you have a point, aside from the few added missions and story fillers.

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

Greatest Video Game Of All Time.

Now, FINALLY, the six PSP Go owners still around can play this game with their friends. Now maybe Square can get around to making Final Fantasy Tactics 2 on the PS3 where everything looks like the animated cutscenes from this game. *sigh*
Hopeless dreams are the worst kind.

-Arvis

Fabi
Fabi
9 years ago

I know what you mean man! I hope Square will one day make your dream come true.

Hell, my dream isn't even that crazy and it still hasn't happened.

I would be happy with a HD version of Jet Grind on the PSN.

And would flip if they made a new version.

The same goes for Power Stone 2. I absolutely love that game.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Can this game be played on the PS3 like a lot of the minis and the PSOne classics? I still don't own a PSP and probably won't until the Vita comes out

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

No, it's a PSP game. You could download Final Fantasy Tactics under PSX Classics on PSN though and play that on the PS3.


Last edited by Claire C on 7/19/2011 4:15:28 PM

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

Oh trust me, I already have the PSOne version of FFT, I was just wondering if I could play this one the same way since there were apparently some additions to this over the original game. Guess I am out of luck until I get a Vita then.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Yah, but nah, no PSP games play on the PS3.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
9 years ago

Really wish Square would release this as a full on PSN title. While I have the original PS1 version, I really enjoy the changes they made with this one. But I have no need or use for a PSP.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
9 years ago

Really wish Square would release this as a full on PSN title. While I have the original PS1 version, I really enjoy the changes they made with this one. But I have no need or use for a PSP.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Nice thing about this is that it will work on the Vita because it's downloadable…

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Yup =)

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

I have the original copy of this game for PS1 🙂 but might as well purchase this also.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

I tried the psp version before and thought it wasn't good, the lag ruined it for me.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

The best part about the remake for PSP is the complete overhaul of the dialogue. Plus the couple added scenes. The re-writing of the dialogue did this game tremendous justice. I played this game a lot the past week as I was traveling with the PSP at my side. If you played the PS1 version but not this one, the dialogue alone is worth the re-purchase.

SO much better.

EDIT:
@Ben
I noticed in your review you linked, you talked about the iffy translation. But in the PSP version, as I mentioned earlier in this post, the dialogue was -completely- overhauled -and for the better, I might add. There's new CG added as well with tremendous voice acting!

Honestly, if FFXIII has dialogue written as well as this, it would have been a million times better.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 7/19/2011 8:12:39 PM

___________
___________
9 years ago

so they will put this up, but they wont put KH BBS up?
COME ON, WE WANT OUR BBS!
how can one of the PSPs best games be left out in the digital cold?

WeaponKnight
WeaponKnight
9 years ago

It's not a remake, just a port. And a very bad port, anyway. For some stupid reason, they made the battles run in slow-motion. Every time a character or enemy executes an action, the game drops to 15fps during that action. Magic takes forever to cast.

FFT is a brilliant game, but only get this version if PSP is your only option and you care a lot about the story (it has a proper translation). The original is a lot better in terms of gameplay, but not in content. If you want the best version, wait until they release the iPhone and iPad version later this month. It has all the PSP additions and no slowdown.