Watch: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings battle footage

By Spencer . April 26, 2007 . 1:15pm

I spent a little time playing Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings yesterday, just enough to try out the combat system. The game starts with Vaan and a tutorial pops up that explains how to make him attack a flan. Instead of selecting commands from a menu you poke Vaan with the stylus then poke the flan to make him start swinging his sword. After the fight with the flan, Vaan meets up with Penelo who acts a support character in combat, by automatically casting cure. When you need to select multiple characters you draw a box with the stylus and then point to the area where you want the characters to move on the touch screen. The video only shows the touch screen, since that’s where the action takes place. On the unseen top screen is a map of the area with upcoming enemies highlighted in red.


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  • the_importer

    Spencer, please tell me that you can move your characters with the D-Pad when you’re not battling or want to run away!

    Don’t want this to be another Lost Magic.

  • the-importer – The action is mainly controlled with the touch screen. You use the d-pad to move around the map instead of dragging the map around with stylus.

  • the_importer

    But what about you got into a town or building?

  • @ Spencer

    So its essentially more like an RTS?

  • @ the_importer – it’s point, click and move with the touch screen probably because….

    @ Roli O. – yeah I’d say it’s more like an RTS with gambits

  • the_importer

    :( Sniff, I hate RTS.

  • alienhead

    RTS??! Blah….I’ll be skipping this.

  • Considering Heroes of Mana wasn’t that bad as a handheld RTS; by the looks of what this video shows, Revenant Wings looks to function in almost the same way. That being said, I’m actually looking forward to it.

  • I have tried this also and i gotta say.. it seems (as far as i have played) pretty damn nice.. little bit annoying that the chars get unselected when you issue a move order, but the way the cursor changes when u hover diff parts of the screen (i.e. attack, heal, walk etc) is just like any RTS on a PC would work nowadays and thats a good approach,

    After the scene in the video you get to a smaller “dungeon” where you get to battle a big dude with smaller ones as minions.

    If you want to play a similar game you should try Lost Magic, it has the same type of battlemovement but not the lovley characters and music as the FF games ;), and as it came out about a year ago in the states i would say that you should be able to maybe find it in a bargain bin close to you :)

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