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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli
First Published: 30-08-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 1.12 (????) 15-07-2020 / 05:52 GMT

Final Fantasy is one of the longest running series in gaming history, with the first game being released in 1987 in Japan. It has spawned countless sequels, as well as a plethora of spin-offs, making it one of the most loved franchises in the world. In 2006, one of the entries was released on the Playstation 2, titled Final Fantasy XII, which featured slightly different gameplay than previous titles. It certainly was one of the those love-hate types of games, with one type of people adoring the title, while others weren't so fond of it.

I was one of those people who actually didn't like the game when I first played it, but after going back and spending more time with it, I grew to absolutely love it and ended up doing multiple playthroughs (back to back, too), adding upwards of 300+ hours to the game. It was the world, the characters (well, most of the characters) and gameplay that drew me into FFXII. It introduced a seamless battle system, as well as Gambits, one of the best implementations of party AI in gaming history (making me wish Gambits were in every game with uncontrollable party members).

The main purpose of this guide will be to provide a beginning-to-end walkthrough of the main story, while trying to implement the best times to go after the optional content, such as Hunts and Rare Games. Also included will be an in-depth analysis of each of the twelve job classes, looking at their pros and cons, as well as which characters are best suited to each one. Although not every single treasure will be listed, the ones with the most important items and pieces of equipment will be shared. Basically, this will be your one-stop encyclopedia for pretty much everything related to Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

  • Jarrod " MasterVG782 " Garripoli

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS4, Steam, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2017
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli

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Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.

This guide contains the following:

  • A walkthrough that'll guide you through the story, help you obtain all the best weapons and armor, and defeat every monster;
  • Tips for getting the best equipment from the Bazaar and from enemies;
  • A detailed look at all twelve job classes in the game, and the best ways to combine them and characters to form the ultimate party;
  • Sections listing how to find - and defeat - all Marks and Rare Game;
  • Citations of the differences between this version of the game and the original;
  • A thorough explanation of all of the game's mechanics;
  • All sidequests, including Trial Mode;
  • A trophy guide that will get you that shiny Platinum Trophy.

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