Final Fantasy XII

Hands on with the final Japanese version leaves us wanting more

As we previously experienced in the demo disc that came packed with last year's Dragon Quest VIII, the battles in Final Fantasy XII feel fairly different from other games in the series. Rather than breaking out to a separate battle screen at random times, you'll see enemies roaming the levels and engage them directly. Though you can run right up to, and even circle around enemies while fighting them, this is definitely not an action game.

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