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Final Fantasy Dimensions II, known as Final Fantasy Legends II: Toki no Suishō in Japan, is an Android and iOS game developed by Square Enix, and is the second game released with the "Final Fantasy Legends" title after Final Fantasy Dimensions, which was originally released in Japan under the title Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi.
The game was initially launched on February 15, 2015 under the name Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō (ファイナルファンタジー レジェンズ 時空ノ水晶, Fainaru Fantajī Rejenzu Toki no Suishō?, lit. Final Fantasy Legends Crystal of Space-Time) as a free-to-play title. It was announced on November 2, 2016 that the game would be undergoing a massive update and would be rebranded as Final Fantasy Legends II (ファイナルファンタジー レジェンズ II, Fainaru Fantajī Rejenzu Tsū?). The updated version replaced the original on November 10, 2016 in Japan.
The game ended its free-to-play service on October 31, 2017, citing difficulty with maintaining and delivering a product that would be to everyone's satisfaction. The company also stated that the free-to-play frontend would be removed from all stores by the end of November. Meanwhile, Square Enix released a standalone version of the game worldwide on the same day, retitling it Final Fantasy Dimensions II (Final Fantasy Legends II: Toki no Suishō in Japan) with a purchase price of US$14.99.
The game follows a young man named Morrow and his companions as they travel through time and space in order to save the world from beings attacking the fabric of history.
Battle encounters are presented in rounds that start once the player enters a battle zone on the world map. Once a player enters a zone, they will have to fight a barrage of enemies until they reach the end. Entering a battle zone cost stamina points (AP). Players can choose to escape a battle if they find themselves overwhelmed by the enemies, however, any loot obtained during the battle will be forfeit. The loot will also be forfeit if they lose the battle.
The game uses a turn-based battle system, similar to the Conditional Turn-Based Battles used in Final Fantasy X. Only a maximum of three party members can fight in battle, with the character Mootie taking up a support role. In battle, Mootie will never take damage from enemies since it cannot be targeted.
In battle, party member commands are present on a dual-sided command ring, one side with the character's normal battle abilities and the other for summon special attacks. This allows the three members to have up to five actions on each side; a regular physical attack in the ring's middle and four abilities from summon stones equipped to the party members before entering a battle zone.
In addition, each character has three consumption meters that can be filled in battle. Characters receive 20%-60% of a consumption meter point for each action they make and can use consumption meter points to summon their equipped signets.
When summoning signets via the consumption meter in battles, the character's turn is not wasted while doing so. However, every signet can only be summoned once per battle. When they are summoned, they have the ability to either assist the party in various ways, including recovering a portion of all allies' HP or MP, or attack and delay enemies.
Battles once ran on a chain meter to determine the amount of rewards a player could select from chests after completing a battle zone. The meter lost points for taking actions from both the party and enemies, but players could raise the meter with crystals that dropped in battle by defeating enemies or by using a summon's special attack. This chain meter could reach a maximum of 4. However, In a update this function was removed.
Now, upon completing a round, the player will be taken to the treasure menu where they can choose four out of seven randomized chests. Additional chests can be opened if the player spent 30 space-time stones on individual chests.
During battle, there are two different icons in the top right corner of the game screen. The ">>" icon allows the player to double the game speed, and the "auto" icon allows the player to auto-play throughout the battle, and/or change abilities the characters are using if desired.
Summons play a pivotal role in a character's stats and abilities. Abilities may only be used when equipped with a certain signet. In addition, character stats can only be increased by equipping weapons or accessories, or obtaining memory fragments and upgrading summon signets.
Space-Time Stones (STS) are the main in-game currency used. It is given to players for free in events (Monthly Raid events), storyline quests, daily rewards and missions. The in-game shop is split into two or more unique cash-shops that require different amounts of currency to use them.
Sometimes the game will give additional rewards for investing 3,000 stones on the cash shop, such as Babil points for use in Babil Tower, Ω Limit Drops, Pink Tails of the highest rank and so on.
Summons can be leveled and can be upgraded in rank after their signet has reached the max level. Upgrading signets require the player to have the summon fully leveled on its current rank. However, once a summon's signet is upgraded in rank, they revert to level 1 again and must be leveled up once more. All signets have a maximum rank of various stars, and the highest out of them is 8★.
When going into battles, Mootie's stats are determined by the average Strength, Magic, Speed, HP and MP of the active party members in the battle.
In the main story, the game will allocate a temporary guest character for the player to use. However, they will disappear after a single battle.
- Morrow (トゥモロ, Tumoro?) is an adventure-seeking youth from Navos Village who becomes embroiled in an adventure through space and time when a meteorite crashes near his village.
- Aemo (エモ, Emo?) is a mysterious girl from the future who has lost her memories. She emerges from the meteorite impact near Morrow's village.
- Wrieg (リーグ, Rīgu?) is a dependable adventurer that has traveled the world, which Morrow looks up to. He decides to inspect the crashed meteorite near Westa, which he gets to know Morrow on the scene.
- Mootie (タツノコ, Tatsunoko?) is newborn summoned monster who serves as a travel companion to the party. It is also the newly selected king of the eidolons, having taking a liking to Morrow and his party.
- Parai (パライ, Parai?) is a lone wolf who carries on the bloodline of the Dwarves.
- Maina (マイナ, Maina?) is a descendant of ninjas who dwell in the shadows of time. She thrives to maintain peace in the present era through the shadows.
- Jornee (アンジュ, Anju?) is an elven princess from the Middle Ages that is filled with curiosity.
- Chronos (クロノス, Kuronosu?) is a general adviser of the team. She resides in Chronos' hall. Due to an incident which happened in a distant past called the 'Mysidia Crisis", she is forced inside a time crystal.
- Atomos (アトモス, Atomosu?) is Chronos's helper. It has the ability to travel through time and dreams, and saves the party from many dire situations happening in many eras.
- The Deathlord (不死王, Fushiō?, lit. Immortal King) is an immortal dark elf from the land of Mysidia. He controls an army of the undead.
- Fake (フェイク, Feiku?) is a strange person who looks identical to Morrow.
- Mist is a mysterious young woman with an impossible power. She is forced to pray for the faiths in Eureka, which prompted the Chrono Dragon to save her.
- 1-1 Door to Another World: Released in Japan on February 12th, 2015.
- 1-2 Magical Mysidia: Released in Japan on February 26th, 2015.
- 1-3 Elves and Dwarfs: Released in Japan on March 12th, 2015.
- 2-1 Divine Reckoning: Released in Japan on March 27th, 2015.
- 2-2 Mysidia Crisis: Released in Japan on Apirl 15th, 2015.
- 3-1 Lost Magic: Released in Japan on April 30th, 2015.
- 3-2 Bridging East-West: Released in Japan on May 18th, 2015.
- 4-1 Creeping Terror: Released in Japan on June 11th, 2015.
- 4-2 Phantom Ship Exposed: Released in Japan on July 1st, 2015.
- 5-1 Era of Disorder: Released in Japan on August 1st, 2015.
- 5-2 Bonds Beyond Time: Released in Japan on September 1st, 2015.
- 6-1 Crystal Revival: Released in Japan on October 1st, 2015.
- 6-2 To a New World: Released in Japan on November 1st, 2015.
- 6-3 And Then, Time Flowed: Released in Japan on December 1st, 2015. (Part One), December 15th, 2015. (Part Two)
- 7-1: Released in Japan on March 1st, 2016. (Part One), March 15th, 2016. (Part Two), March 29th, 2016. (Part Three)
- 7-2: Released in Japan on May 4th, 2016.
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The game was originally announced on November 19, 2014 under the title of Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō. It was directed by Takashi Tokita, one of the three directors of Squaresoft's 1995 hit, Chrono Trigger. The game is described as a story based on "magic that goes beyond time [and that] the characters will time travel as part of their adventures." The general director, Takashi Tokita, said the game aims to invoke nostalgia of SNES titles, like Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, and Chrono Trigger.
After a year and a half of service, on October 28, 2016, a teaser site was created for a mobile game, containing a countdown clock to a newly-revealed announcement and a single piece artwork of Chronos drawn by Yoshitaka Amano. In addition, the site included a note from game director of Legends II, Takashi Tokita, stating: "Final Fantasy is about characters overflowing with personality, dramatic battles about anger and sorrow, and more than anything, fantasy, which we mustn't forget."
On November 2, 2016 the game was officially revealed to be Final Fantasy Legends II, which would not be a new game, but instead a rebranding of and massive update targeted to Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō. Despite the renaming, players could continue their progress from the original version and play from where they last stopped. The original seven chapters would remain playable, but they would use updated graphics created for Legends II. Takashi continued, saying, "The series' previous title was Warriors of Light and Darkness, and while Space-Time Crystal followed that flow, Final Fantasy Dimensions II is a rebirth." However, the game is not related to Final Fantasy Dimensions at all despite being named Final Fantasy Dimensions II in Japanese.
On November 10, 2016, the update was released, renaming the gameto Final Fantasy Legends II. The original opening was replaced with a new opening containing a remixed version of Lia's "Timeless Tomorrow".
Only ten months after the relaunch under the title of Final Fantasy Legends II, it was announced in September 2017 that the game would cease services on October 28, 2017, citing difficulty with maintaining and delivering a product that would be to everyone's satisfaction. The company also stated that the free-to-play version would be removed from all stores by the end of November and standalone premium version would be released sometime after. While no official word of an English localization was mentioned at this time, a note from Takashi Tokita was released as part of the developer messages during the Final Fantasy Record Keeper 30th Anniversary event, which unintentionally revealed a localization for the game releasing in November. On October 25, 2017, the English version of Final Fantasy Dimensions II was officially announced on Square-Enix's official Twitter for a November 1, 2017 release date.
The game's character designs and illustrations are handled by CyDesignation, an art design firm founded and directed by former Square Enix artists Hideo Minaba, Ryosuke Aiba, Atsushi Kawasaki, and Akihiko Yoshida, many of whom did artwork for the game's signets personally. In addition, much of the artwork for signets are done by freelance internet artists including Kibannda Gohann, Sekishō, and Moryo.
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- Official Japanese site (Legends II: Toki no Suishō)
- Official English site
- iTunes App Store (Legends II: Toki no Suishō)
- iTunes App Store (Global)
- Google Play (Legends II: Toki no Suishō)
- Google Play (Global)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://cache.sqex-bridge.jp/guest/information/33279
- ↑ http://www.jp.square-enix.com/FFL2/en/
- ↑ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.ffl2j
- ↑ https://twitter.com/SquareEnixUSA/status/923244268675670017
- ↑ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.ffl2j
- ↑ http://cache.sqex-bridge.jp/guest/information/33279