Final Fantasy Tactics-Style Game Eternal Crusade Is Looking Pretty Deep

By Eugene . June 29, 2014 . 12:31pm


Eternal Crusade: War of the Dragon is an Android game that tactical RPG fans should like. Channeling similarities to titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the mobile game is out first on Android.



Developers ZQ Games are localizing this game from its Korean version (Called Million Mercenaries and in no way linked to Million Arthur). The game will have regular turn-based fights against AI enemies, player-versus-player, and co-op options.



You’ll be able to customize your squad, equipping them with various weapons and other gears. Different mercenaries are better or worse, and you can tell at a glance with the star system. You can even hire some of your allies as well.


Artistically, the game is hitting all the right nerves with its 2.5D perspective and tactics-style combat, and your choice of hero will affect your squad loadouts.


Eternal Crusade: War of the Dragon is out now on Android, with an iOS launch planned later.

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  • Come on 3DS without the micro transaction and I will buy you!

    • Come on Vita without the micro transaction and I will buy you, too!

  • DesmaX

    “Don’t use recommand Friend Skill”

  • Chow

    What makes this more similar to Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre, as opposed to it being of the broad Tactics genre?

    • randominternetperson

      Exactly this, gameplay video showed nothing like Final Fantasy Tatics… Doesn’t even look like you can move around the battlefield.

      • Chow

        Yeah, actually, from what I can see, it reminds me a whole lot of the battle system from the earlier Suikoden games.

  • SlickRoach

    This looks amazing so far. Takes me back to Suikoden II & Breath of Fire IV. Man, I loved those games.

  • Mace

    This reminds me more of a scaled down version of Atlantica

  • Got stoked when I saw this article.

    Then I read ‘t was for Android/IOS only…

    *Sad face*

  • Kelohmello

    Besides the visuals being isometric styled it looks nothing like Final Fantasy or Tactics Ogre.

    • Gemlit

      Try looking at the Tactics Ogre or Final Fantasy class transformation screens and compare it to one of the screenshots in this game.

      • WyattEpp

        Try installing this game and finding out it’s not even slightly similar to a tactical game.

  • ClaireBeare

    I’ve always liked those kind of RPGs with an ally grid area versus the enemy grid area. Unfortunately, there’s not very many that I can think of with a visually similar battle system:
    Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island
    Enchanted Arms
    Grand Knights History
    Mega Man Battle Network series
    Suikoden Tierkreis
    Soul Nomad & the World Eaters
    Venus & Braves
    …and various RPG VNs…

    • darke

      Monster Monpiece? Ok, so it’s got ally/enemy grid areas, but they work differently. :)

      • Ash_Riot

        Ummm…Ogre Battle series, anybody?

    • hng qtr

      Lucienne’s Quest?

  • texhnolyze

    It’s just a traditional turn-based RPG, no FF Tactics/Ogre strategy-like involved in the battle. Get your facts straight, Siliconera.

    • WyattEpp

      It’s not even turn-based, really. It’s just another auto-battling card RPG with nicer art.

      • texhnolyze

        Lol I just realized it after watching the video for the 2nd time. Yeah there is 0 strategy involved.

      • Shippoyasha

        At least it *looks* visually like FFT. But yeah, it’s an auto-battler.

        • WyattEpp

          Superficially, sorta. But the quality of the animation and expressiveness of the sprites is really not even in the same league. You can’t really tell from the video, but after playing it a bit…no. Just no.

  • Kari

    not even a comaprision in story

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    Guess I better get an android if I want to play some good games.

  • Michael Synodis

    You got me to click on your article, but at what cost?

  • Vinnces

    This is nothing like FFT. Article title is really misleading.

    • CirnoLakes

      Don’t listen to EugeneOndore’s lies!

  • CirnoLakes

    I haven’t tried it.

    Is it fun?

    • WyattEpp

      Are auto-battling card-“RPGs” fun for you? (Probably not)

  • Thats looks really awesome, I just hope I don’t forget to keep checking for iOS release

  • Janrabbit

    WHAT?! a mobile game that looks good?! HOW CAN THIS BEEEEE!!!!

    • Janrabbit

      Auto-battler…. profound sadness

      • JumbocactuarX27

        Along the lines of this post, does anyone know of a mobile game that is _actually_ a Tactical RPG and not some dull auto-battler?

  • Tincho Kudos

    Not even close to FFT, not even close to a decent rpg either.

  • Jan Daryll Palanca

    Oh look! A tactical RPG with no tactical gameplay…..? Eugene, are you alright with what you’re posting dude?

  • DingLayGorFe

    wait it is coming to vita?

  • Ash_Riot

    DId you get Crystal Defenders and Final Fantasy Tactics mixed up? The blasphemy.

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