The Spiritual Successor To Final Fantasy Tactics Still Isn't Funded

We're a little over two days away from the end of Unsung Story's Kickstarter campaign, and it's still not funded. That's kind of insane. » 2/12/14 12:00pm 2/12/14 12:00pm

Final Fantasy Tactics Wasn't Supposed To Have Casting Times

You know how in Final Fantasy Tactics—the wonderful strategy-RPG released for the PlayStation in 1998—your wizards and summoners all had to deal with charging times? And how if you wanted to cast a spell, you'd have to wait X number of turns before it went through? » 2/10/14 1:00pm 2/10/14 1:00pm

The One Series Square Enix Really Needs To Revive

If you asked a bunch of RPG fans what franchises they'd like to see come back from the dead, you'd get a lot of answers, because there's nothing RPG fans like more than making lists of games they enjoyed when they were younger. » 1/17/14 3:00pm 1/17/14 3:00pm

The Creator Of Final Fantasy Tactics Wants To Make Another One

Yasumi Matsuno is asking for $600,000 to make a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics, and if that sentence doesn't make you giddy, you haven't played Final Fantasy Tactics. » 1/14/14 2:34pm 1/14/14 2:34pm

A Turn-Based RPG Inspired By Final Fantasy Tactics

Today in Kickstarters That Look Pretty Cool, here's Gridlock Tactics, a "biopunk" role-playing game whose creators say they were inspired by the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea. » 11/08/13 10:45am 11/08/13 10:45am

Now You Have No Excuse For Not Playing Final Fantasy Tactics

Way before Game of Thrones became the hottest thing on television, some of fiction's best politicking and betrayal could be found in Final Fantasy Tactics, a strategy-RPG originally released for the PS1, then PSP, then iOS and Android (in Japan). » 6/05/13 12:00pm 6/05/13 12:00pm

Final Fantasy Tactics S Looks Nifty, But Looks Can Be Deceiving

The design. The music. The turn-based RPG action. This trailer tells us that Tactics S has got everything its big (ie. non-mobile) brothers do, and social features. Then again, we know how All the Bravest turned out. Best be careful. Tactics S is out now for iOS/Android in Japan, with no word of a western release. » 5/28/13 6:20am 5/28/13 6:20am

Man, Final Fantasy Tactics Sure Had A Steep Learning Curve

Earlier this week, I talked to some game developers about why they love Final Fantasy Tactics. But beloved or not, man, does this game have a steep learning curve. » 1/09/13 8:00pm 1/09/13 8:00pm

Why Everybody Loves Final Fantasy Tactics

Boy, do people love Final Fantasy Tactics. They love it so much they'd marry it, if human-video-game marriage were legal. It's a desert-island game for approximately 70% of the video gaming population; it's been replayed more often than The White Album. » 1/07/13 6:00pm 1/07/13 6:00pm

Let's Go Back To Final Fantasy Tactics. Oh, What An Intro This Game Had

The time has come. The time when I will finally play Final Fantasy Tactics. It's been a blind spot for years, a game that I have wanted to play ever since I became terribly addicted to Final Fantasy Tactics A2 on the Nintendo DS. » 1/02/13 7:00pm 1/02/13 7:00pm

This Is What Didn't Make the Final Fantasy Tactics Final Cut

Back in the days before the infamous Grand Theft Auto » 12/14/12 5:00am 12/14/12 5:00am "Hot Coffee" scandal, it was common practice in game development to simply leave unfinished content on the disk. Sometimes this data was cut due to time issues, other times it was old data from early in the game's development that no longer fit the vision of the…

Enough Zelda! Here Are 5 Less-Common Video Game Themes Orchestras…

From Zelda to Final Fantasy, we've seen plenty of dedicated video game orchestral concerts over the years. Only a week or so ago, there was a huge Legend of Zelda concert in Los Angeles, and next week will see the release of a collection of video game music from the London Philharmonic. » 11/01/11 8:20pm 11/01/11 8:20pm

Square Enix, Your iPhone Pricing Is Bananas

Awesome news: after a long wait, Final Fantasy Tactics is on its way to the App Store, with the classic strategy title due out this Thursday. Only, there's a catch: it's expensive. » 8/02/11 2:30am 8/02/11 2:30am

Speak-Up On Kotaku: Massively Multiplayer Strategy Role-Playing

In our first installment of the new daily Speak-Up on Kotaku, [ZTF]The Power shares his idea for an entirely new sort of massively multiplayer online role-playing game. » 12/07/10 1:20pm 12/07/10 1:20pm

The Music of Final Fantasy Tactics Live In Tokyo

More than a year ago, a call went out across Japan for music and managerial types to put on a Final Fantasy Tactics concert. On November 22, that ambition's being realized live in Tokyo. » 11/03/09 2:30am 11/03/09 2:30am

Final Fantasy Tactics Gets Rated, Likely PSN Bound

The guys at One Last Continue went panning for ESRB gold and found this nugget: Final Fantasy Tactics got a rating for the PS3, which likely means it's going to PlayStation Network soon. » 6/14/09 2:00pm 6/14/09 2:00pm

Crystal Defenders Final Fantasy Game Hits iPhone

The Final Fantasy Tactics-themed iPhone game revealed in the pages of Famitsu back in October has now arrived, as Square Enix unleashes Crystal Defenders for the iPhone and iPod Touch. » 12/22/08 1:20pm 12/22/08 1:20pm