Final Fantasy Tactics A2 nets Final Fantasy XII cameos

By Spencer . August 28, 2007 . 12:42am

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Balthier already had a cameo in a Final Fantasy Tactics game. Now it’s Vaan and Penelo’s turn to act as guest characters. In Final Fantasy Tactics A2 they look a little older and they each have special jobs. Vaan is a sky pirate and one of his skills acts like mug (capture in Final Fantasy VI). He can attack an enemy and steal at the same time. Penelo is a dancer and it looks like her skill list may be similar to the Final Fantasy Tactics class. She can do the Polka Polka dance which lowers the attack value of the on screen monsters.

 

While it is neat to see Vaan again in new threads the timeline is awfully confusing. A younger looking Balthier was in Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War where he met Ramza and Luso. Luso is the protagonist of Final Fantasy Tactics A2 where he runs into an older Vaan and Penelo. The events must take place sometime after Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings then. And logically, Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War occurs way before A2. So… just how old was Luso when he met Ramza and Balthier? 10? No wonder his Monster Hunter job class doesn’t have any special skills in Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War!


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  • Kaikara

    The best way to view these cameos is that they are non-canonical. The only reason SE has included them is because all the games take place in the same universe. View them as you would Cloud in the initial FFT, impossible cameos just for fun.

  • http://www.onisushi.com Uly

    I think cloud was a pure Cameo, while Balthier and Luso (Russo) are actually part of the story. At the very least Luso is directly involved where you are forced to encounter him in the story, unlike Balthier which is a simple side-quest.

    As for the timeline, check out the wikipedia entry @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivalice#Timeline

  • Cozu

    Well…its just a game…

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