- Fast paced, surprisingly deep combat
- 14 playable characters with unique gameplay styles
- Side missions and NPCs offer a well told, poignant "war is hell" of loss and regret
- Main plotline is chaotic and incoherent
- Too many plot elements are intentionally hidden, demanding a second playthrough
- Graphically inconsistent ranging from top of the line to extremely outdated
- PSP's limitations hamper the story and dialog, with conversations being paused abruptly
Final Grade: B+
Video Packaging Review:
Text Packaging Review:
looks hideous in my opinion), the Limited Edition Steelbook, and the Collector's Edition, obviously this is the latter. The packaging is absolutely stunning due to its sheer size, it reminds me of those old big box PC games from the 90s but sleeker, in fact, I store it with my PC collection. I've placed a regular PS4 game next to this Collector's Edition for scale, which should give you an idea of just how massive it is.
Removing the outer slip case, we're prompted with a box adorned with Tetsuya Nomura's art style. Inside, you'll find an art book, steelbook, a Final Fantasy Type 0 manga and five tarot style cards. I love the feel of the art book, it seems like it was made to mimic a notebook used in the academy, inside you'll find character bios, concept art, and character designs.
The Tarot cards are made to mimic Ace's weapon of choice in the game, they are long, sleek and attractive to the eye. Each card features a different Eidolon (summon) and it makes me wish it came with a full deck of these.
Overall I'm happy with this Collector's Edition, it comes packed with feelies and generally feels high quality. Some may scoff at the fact there is no figurine included but I generally find those take up too much space and drive up the cost more than they are worth.
Packaging Grade: A