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This review is from: Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
After a slew of unsucessful and just downright bland Tactical RPGs for the DS have been released, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift is a cut above the rest. You play as Luso a mischievous boy who accidently gets sucked into the world of Invalice via a magical tome found in his schools library.He meets a whole host of weird and wonderful characters like the feisty yet mysterious girl Adelle and the cute,wandering troubadour Hurdy.While the games main story may fall a little short it definitely makes up for with various side-quest, known as jobs. Jobs are very much like the first Tactics Advance game a main objective with a judge law to uphold which some of them are easy to stick to like not using items or the more trickier ones like only being able to attack under 50 attack points or having to move 3 spaces at a time, while admitted like grow frustrating and tedious the game doesnt disappoint. Character classes are a big deal in the game while there are quite a few default classes alot of the more colourful classes are acquired by completing certain jobs such as the moogles Chocobo Knight or the Humes Yojimo (which is like a bodyguard). Another great addition is the Bazaar which is located at the shop, while only a few basic weapons are available certain items such as vines,a fire crystal will give you something like a bow which as a skill attributed to it. As a fan of the series I'm very impressed with it, and it's one of, if not my favourite DS game so far.