Final Fantasy Tactics is one of the most enjoyable and strategic RPG titles out there for Sony PlayStation. In most RPG’s, you spend most of the game traveling from location to location to uncover pieces of information, participating in mini games, and fighting boss battles that further the game’s story line. Occasionally, your party is drawn into random battles as it moves between towns, but the real focus is on character interaction.
Final Fantasy Tactics, however, focuses on the game’s tactical aspects. You still build up your characters and learn new skills and actions, but the real emphasis is on the battle strategies themselves.
The greatest distinction between the game and the Final Fantasy predecessors is the game’s battles on isometric-view 3-D maps (as large as 16 x 16 tiles) where terrain, height, and other elements become factors in the battles. Even though the game is turn-based, you must plan your strategies carefully before you commit units to battle.