Expanded Description The Final Fantasy series' PS2 opus is set in Ivalice, a land of swords and sorcery familiar to veterans of Final Fantasy Tactics. Here, magic and technology coexist, as do humans and other intelligent races such a s the leporine viera and the scaly skinned bangaa. Airships, in the form of high-tech hovercraft, are also common in this land of Ivalice, and players will pilot these sky-speeders for transportation, warfare, and (perhaps) even a little privateering.
Character development is designed to be as engaging and empowering as in any Final Fantasy game, and is accomplished by making strategic "license" choices in a chessboard-like graphic interface. Through the game's new "Active Dimension Battle" system, combat progresses in a pause-able real-time flow, offering a sense of action while retaining tactical options. Companion characters can be assigned customizable battle behaviors ahead of time, through the game's "gambit" system.
Ashe, the princess of a small kingdom called Dalmasca, is the star of the story, although she is joined by several other driven and distinctly skilled characters. The nearby Archadian Empire is in a period of reckless, vicious expansion, and as heir to the throne of Dalmasca, it falls to Ashe and her companions to save the sovereignty of their tiny nation from imperial usurpers.
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Game Special Features
Assign your characters with customizable battle behaviors using the game's "gambit" system
Help Princess Ashe save Dalmasca from the Archadian Empire
Pilot hovercraft for transportation and warfare
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction GENERAL CONTROLS: X Button = confirm a selection, talk with NPC, inspect an object; Circle Button = cancel, return to the previous menu screen; Triangle Button = display party menu, display the conversation log, scroll quickly through lists in the party menu; Square Button = talk with NPC; D-Pad Up or Down = move the menu cursor; D-Pad Left or Right = target a foe or NPC; Left Analog Stick = walk, run; Right Analog Stick = move camera; L1 or R1 Button = change pages; L2 Button = toggle zoom; R2 Button = zoom in or out of the map and license board; R3 Button = return camera to default position behind character; Start Button = pause the game; Select Button = display a map of your current location; BATTLE CONTROLS; X Button = display the battle menu, inspect an object; Circle Button = cancel, return to the previous menu screen; Triangle Button = display the party menu; Square Button = display or close the battle menu; D-Pad = move the menu cursor; D-Pad Up or Down = change party leader; D-Pad Left or Right = target a foe, ally or NPC; Left Analog Stick = walk, run; Right Analog Stick = move camera; L1 or R1 Button = change target group; L2 Button = lock on to a target; R2 Button = flee from battle; R3 Button = return camera to default position behind party leader; Start Button = pause the game; Select Button = display a map of your current location