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Final Fantasy XII (2006)

Fainaru fantajî XII (original title)
War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms, one by one. The small kingdom of ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vaan (voice)
Penelo (voice) (as Cat Taber)
Balthier (voice)
Fran (voice)
Keith Ferguson ...
Judge Magister Gabranth (voice) (as Michael Rodgers)
John Rafter Lee ...
Cidolfus Demen Bunansa - Cid (voice) (as John Lee)
David Rasner ...
Al-Cid Margrace (voice)
Reddas (voice)
Andrew Philpot ...


War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms, one by one. The small kingdom of Dalmasca was one of it. When the occupying Archadian forces established a new consul in Dalmasca's royal city of Rabanastre, it caught the intention of Vaan, an urchin living on the streets. To Vaan, the Empite was an enemy hated by himself who had taken the life of his brother--his last surviving family member. Vaan hatches a plan to sneak into the castle housing the new consul. But before he had the chance, Vaan got far more that he bargained for; a resistance movement of former Dalmascan soldiers rising up against the Archadian Empire were launching an assault! Amid the ensuing confusion that engulfed the castle, Vaan saw something he could scarcely believe. There, among the members of the resistance, was the figure of the sole remaining heir to the Dalmascan throne, Princess Ashe, who had been ... Written by IGN.com

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Discover the secret that will unravel an empire.


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Release Date:

31 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Final Fantasy XII  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


This is the first numbered offline Final Fantasy to have battles take place on the field. All other numbered offline Final Fantasy games have battles taking place on separate battle screens, though the online FFXI had a similar battle system and the non-numbered Crystal Chronicles also had battles taking place in the field. See more »


[first lines]
Dalmascan Priest: [conducting the wedding of Ashe and Rasler] In the name of the Father and in the presence of these holy relics... I hereby pronounce you man and wife from this time forth. May the blessings of the gods light your path to all eternity. Faram.
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Follows Fainaru fantajî (1994) See more »


Opening & Ending Themes
Composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto
Orchestral Arrangement: Hayato Matsuo
Produced by Yuji Saito
Director: Masaru
Recording Engineer: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Musician Coordinator: Toshiaki Oota
Piano: Masato Matsuda
Percussion: Midori Takada, Tomoko Kusakari, Marie Oishi
Trumpet: Kazuya Honma Group
Trombone: Osamu Matsumoto Group
Harp: Hiroyuki Minami Group
Tuba: Kiyoshi Sato
Flute: Takashi Asahi, Yoshio Kizu
Oboe: Satoshi Shoji, Keiko Narita
Clarinet: Tadashi Hoshino, Satoshi Kobayashi
Bassoon: Josuke Ohata
Strings: Masatsugu Shinozaki Group
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Conducted by Kouji Haishima (as Koji Haishima)
Recording Studio: Victor Studio
Coordination: Imagine Inc.
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Great Way to end up the PS2 Final Fantays series
9 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Excellent! Bravo! Best game out there, i'd give it a 20 out of 10.

But this game took me 185 hours to beat! But I completed all of the side quests along with all the optional bosses etc. Probably 1/4 of that 185 hours was storyline.

I still remember the feeling of waiting for the game to come out, staying in my room playing 10 and 8, just thinking and wondering what the game was going to be like, then I got it and was thrown into a world of war and peace and kings and queens. Definitely the Final Fantasy that is apart from the others. You know what I mean FF fans, the other FF games are all corny and crap, then 12 comes in and it's about war and crap, which definitely made it better.

I loved the game play. No more random battles people! Thats a thing of the past man, they had to move on and they did! I was very happy. You could actually see the enemies in ADVANCE! The storyline was well thought out but It could of been better I believe.

Square Enix also had the time to make huge and extremely hard bosses. Take Yiazmat for example. A total of approximately 50 million HP, and doubles his level to level 146 when you almost kill him. Took me 5 hours to beat.

Well there you have it, reasons the game had gotten the best rank of the FInal Fantays series, all in a couple paragraphs.

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