Final Fantasy Type-0

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Final Fantasy Type-0
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For them, the path was not chosen... They chose their path. Yes, not knowing the fear of death. Having never learned the fear of confronting it.
Protagonist: Class Zero (Machina Kunagiri, Ace, Rem Tokimiya, Deuce, Trey, Cater, Cinque, Since, Seven, Eight, Nine, Jack, Queen, King)
Genre: Action
Role-Playing
Platforms: Original

PlayStation Portable

Remaster Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Release Date: Original

JP: October 27, 2011

Remaster PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
NA: March 17, 2015
JP: March 19, 2015
EU: March 20, 2015

Microsoft Windows
WW: August 18, 2015

Developer: Square Enix
HexaDrive
Publisher: Square Enix
Made in: Japan
Franchise: Final Fantasy


Final Fantasy Type-0 is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). Released in Japan on October 27, 2011, Type-0 is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries, a set of games sharing a common mythos which includes Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XV

Plot

The story focuses on Class Zero, a group of fourteen students from the Vermillion Peristylium, a magical academy in the Dominion of Rubrum. When the Militesi Empire launches an assault on the other Crystal States of Orience, seeking to control their respective crystals, Class Zero is mobilized for the defense of Rubrum. Eventually, the group becomes entangled in the secrets behind both the war and the reason for their existence.

Why It Rocks

  1. Very good action oriented style of gameplay which is similar to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.
  2. Fourteen different playable characters; each one offers a totally different gameplay style.
  3. The game has a more serious and dark story compared to other Final Fantasy games.
  4. One of the best looking PSP titles.
  5. Decent graphics for a PSP game.
  6. Amazing voice acting in both English and Japanese.
  7. The Soundtrack is amazing.
  8. Engaging and fast-paced combat.
  9. The game is played via missions which can be taken at any time.
  10. One of the biggest and most beautiful Final Fantasy worlds to explore.
  11. Many optional missions and side-quests.
  12. New Game+ mode which enables successive playthroughs with unlocked features from previous saves.
  13. You can ride a chocobo and roam the land freely while listening to the Chocobo theme song.
  14. Iconic Moogles act as school personnel, such as instructors and give mission briefing.

Bad Qualities

  1. The PC port isn't that good.
  2. The original version was never released outside of Japan for unknown reasons. However, the remaster on the PlayStation 4, and Xbox One was localized.

English patch

The original PSP version was released exclusively in Japan, therefore, an unofficial fan translation patch was announced in mid-2012. Work on the fan translation took place over the following two years, during which time Square Enix was noncommittal concerning an official Western release.

The patch was initially announced for an August 2014 release, but was instead was released on June 9, 2014. [1]

The game was re-released as an HD port for multiple fourth generation consoles with a full English translation.

Reception

Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation both praised the story, with Famitsu saying it "vividly portrays the fact that this is a deep, intense Final Fantasy experience, something beyond just a side story".

Gaming website PlayStation LifeStyle's Heath Hindman was impressed by the darker presentation, calling it "powerful and well done throughout", and was impressed with the characters and setting.