Play Final Fantasy Awakening and immerse yourself in the picturesque world of Orience.
Create your own character, shape the story through your own decisions, and interact with a varied and dynamic cast.
Go through the enjoyable single player experience or take your act online through PvP and Guild battles.
Whenever Square Enix releases a Final Fantasy game, you can be assured that it will provide a worthwhile experience. Final Fantasy Awakening proves this and if you’re a fan of the franchise or an avid JRPG gamer, then installing this on your device is a no-brainer. In a nutshell, the game takes off where the PSP game, Final Fantasy Type-0, left off. It’s not a sequel by any means and is a fresh experience. You wouldn’t have to worry about spoilers and you can jump right into the game without knowing the events that unfolded in Type-0. Thing is, would it be a title worth investing time in like other Final Fantasy games? Let’s find out:
Final Fantasy Awakening is in essence, a multiplayer game. However, it does provide a fulfilling single player experience, thanks to its story-driven content. You will start off by creating your own character, shaping his stats and choosing its classes. Currently, there are only three to choose from: swordsman, gunner, and mage. These aren’t exactly varied, but you can definitely pick one that conforms with your play style. In addition, you have the option to upgrade them later on as you progress into the game by defeating bosses and collecting astral stones. You can further customize his looks by picking out a varied selection of face shape, eye color, and hairstyle and hair color options. Later on, gear upgrades and further customization options will be available.
The game does not provide the traditional turn-based Final Fantasy experience. Instead, it’s an action-based JRPG, focusing more on button mashing instead of slow and methodical strategies which is geared towards casual players. The controls are pretty standard for a mobile action RPG: a virtual joystick on the bottom left corner, and the attack and skill buttons on the bottom right corner of the screen. It’s more like Final Fantasy XV than the previous numbered titles. Apart from your own character, you will get to form a party of four to fight with you in exciting battles. You can summon six different “gods” called Eidolons which can deal a devastating amount of damage to your enemies as you further progress into the game.
Like other games in the franchise, Final Fantasy Awakening does not disappoint in the presentation aspects. The world and character designs are far advanced compared to its peers and everything, from the soundtrack up to the bursts of light when a powerful skill is unleashed is pleasing to the ears. Unfortunately, the heavy load dished out by the graphics can be taxing towards older devices. Framerate drops are common will be common occurrences in older devices but is a non-issue in newer ones with higher RAM.
Final Fantasy Awakening provides a personal story-driven experience by enabling you to shape your journey through the in-game decisions you make. However, the story is nothing new and without diving into spoilers, it’s not that deep but nevertheless, it is still a journey you would want to undertake. The PvP battles are 9v9 fights that are kinda hard to make sense of given the amount of skills and spells being activated.
Overall, Final Fantasy Awakening may end up as the premiere Final Fantasy game on mobile. With an action-oriented battle system and diverse customization options, it’s a must-try regardless if you’re a fan of the franchise or relatively new to it. Give it a shot, dive into the world of Orience, and experience it for yourself.