Today Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is available for the PS4 for 49.99 USD. The remastered version of the game updates Square Enix’s PS2 classic as well as adds some brand new features. We selected the game as one of our Top 5 RPGs of 2017: July and we’ve put together some launch details as well as a recap of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age reviews from other outlets.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review Recap
FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the classic FINAL FANTASY® XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. Players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely fresh and improved way.
For a full rundown of everything that is new in the game, check out the full preview we wrote last month that goes into more detail. In addition to new graphical and audio updgrades, the game is receiving a few new game modes as well as the Zodiac Job system in place of the license grid. The job system functions more like classes and lets you specialize your characters.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Reviews
So what do the critics say about it? Currently it has a metascore of 87 with a user rating of 9.3. Here are a selection of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age review scores:
- Gamespot: 9/10
- IGN: 8.8/10
- Polygon: 8.5/10
- USGamer: 9/10
- Game Informer: 9/10
- Destructoid: 8/10
The consensus is that the game has held up very well over the years, which we touched upon. The additions are solid. In particular the Zodiac job system is drawing praise for the freshness it brings to the gameplay table. While making all these improvements, the question for many is whether it’s enough to win over those who didn’t enjoy it during the PS2 era. But newcomers to the game may find themselves putting hundreds of hours in as they get to know a whole brand new cast of characters. Seasoned gambit players will be able to fall in love all over again.
Are you playing Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age? Thoughts on the remaster and all that’s inside? Let us know what you think in the comments!