The story is very deep and can get a bit complex but its really good if you keep up with it! *SPOILER* Some people claim that the game is anti-Christian because the main villian is a Christ like character who manipulates a church very similar to the Catholic Church. However, I view it the opposite: IMO the story tells how a prophesied warrior and his 12 companions are destined to once again rid the world of evil and how the characters of the story are unknowingly the warriors of the prophecy and face the/an anti-Christ and its legion of demons. My some what thorough knowledge of the Bible and Jesus has given me the ability to compare and contrast the stories and draw this conclusion *END SPOILER*.
Sub quests are some of the best in FF! *SPOILER* The fact that you can recruit Cloud from FFVII and that Aeris from FFVII makes an appearance in this game is crazy enough!!! This was the first time that a character (especially a main protagonist) appears as a playable character in another FF! *END SPOILER*
- Highly addictive
- High replay value
- Being able to recruit random monsters and people makes the random encounters more useful than just for experience grinding.
- A variety of party members and job classes greatly contribute to the strategy oriented gameplay
- Great Music
- Deep story
- Excellent and very rewarding side quests
- Make chocobos more useful as party members. Characters can ride on their backs during battle.
- Most advanced version of the Job class system ever
What's Not-So- Good:
- The awfully ambiguous ending
- The Wiegraf/Velius battle. Go in prepared or you can very easily get stuck!
- Some parts of the dialouge are poorly translated
- Once main characters are fully recruited into your party, you rarely hear from them again
What's Bad: NOTHING!
In all, this is the game that got me interested in the rest of the FF series! It is the greatest game of all time to me and no game in the tactics series has yet to successfully execute its formula to become as great or greater than this game.