Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
You are a new kid that moves into a city called St. Ivalice, and you have two friends; Mewt, a quiet boy whom some kids pick o because he is ‘wimpy’, and Ritz, an awesome girl with pink hair and a-rocking’ attitude. Anyways, you enter a name for your main guy, and you get into a snowball fight. The snowball fight teaches you the basics of battling, and you get to hit people! Yay! (No, really, it’s fun.) After someone hits Mewt with a rock-filled snowball, (Told you they don’t like him) and Mewt goes to but a book. He comes to your house after and reads the book, which is almost unreadable. During the night, St. Ivalice warps into Ivalice, the magical land of weapons, magic, and races.
You can sit back and play the defensive type, allowing your troops in the rear to build up attacks and quickly dispense of your foes. Or you can go running head-on into the enemy’s front lines, hitting them with the most vigorous physical attacks that you can muster. Besides, the battles can be as long or as short as you want them to be; it all depends on your abilities to prepare for the upcoming mission. Being smart and training your characters; raising their statistics in their jobs or ranks is something you will need to do. This also will ensure that you and your crew will be prepared for any situation.
There are many job titles, and each of them comes set with a plethora of unique abilities. So, keeping a diverse set of characters will make your team one to be dealt with. And, just be ready to test your abilities as a leader, or you will be slapped around the map like a schoolgirl. This game doesn’t just point you in the right direction and tell you precisely what is needed for victory. Every battle’s outcome depends on your wits and training. These are the things that make a great strategy game, and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance has them in spades.