Gaming Apps: Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Published by Square Enix
Developed by Square Enix
Final Fantasy Legend was my introduction to Role Playing Games (RPGs) back on the Original Gameboy. Man…I fell in love with it and because of that series; I will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart for RPGs but especially Final Fantasy games.
I kind of got away from Final Fantasy games when my son was old enough to have his say in what games he wanted to play. The games he wants to play are co-op games, action, and most have replay value that holds us to the next game release.
These days I have found that I am able to game a little bit here and there on my iPad during the hours where he’s sleeping and hubby is watching his shows on TV. So I was pretty excited when I saw that Final Fantasy had a NEW game out for the iPad that DIDN’T cost an arm and a leg $3.99? No problem!
This game has a neat concept but that’s where it ends. The follow through is not the best and I’m suffering to get to the end so that I can say that I at least gave it a fair shake, that I didn’t waste my money in getting it, and so that I can write this review.
Your small team of Heroes faces battle after battle against bad guys from all over the Final Fantasy world. As you achieve victories and level up you’ll earn weapons, people, and gil. The weapons and people you acquire for your ranks are totally random. There were several (okay, a lot) of times where I got new weapons for people who weren’t in my ranks yet. A lot of good that does.
Did I mention the storyline? Oh right, that’s because there ISN’T a storyline. It’s ALL BATTLES. Which could be fun if you had more input on who does the battling, what spells or weapons were used, etc. But no. You don’t get any say in what is done. You simply run or tap your finger on the Heroes to make them jump into action. THAT IS IT. I could play this game blindfolded. I can play this game without paying any attention to it. A baby could play this game.
Do I sound frustrated? I AM! I love Final Fantasy but this game, for all practical purposes, sucks! It was/is a waste of money and I’m pretty disappointed with myself for not reading any reviews on the game first. That’s $3.99 I’ll never see back.
Speaking of money be aware of the in-app purchases. Yes…they want more money! Imagine that. You can spend $0.99 to summon special/legendary characters from the Final Fantasy world. There are in-app purchases for “World Tickets” that will take you to Midgar, Zanarkand, Archylte Steppe for $3.99 EACH.
This game uses the ranking system through Game Center so you can see where you rank amongst all the other people who bought this game. I haven’t checked yet, maybe it would make me feel better knowing I wasn’t the only one suckered into buying this app.