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Final Fantasy Tactics: The Official Strategy Guide (Greatest Hits) Paperback – July 24, 2001


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How do you follow up one of the most ambitious, anticipated, and successful video games of all time? With an equally ambitious game that has a unique look and feel, but remains true to its lineage. This is the story behind Final Fantasy Tactics, the new Sony Playstation game from Squaresoft. Following the epic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Tactics focuses more on battles and strategies for winning them. This book, which is far more engaging than your average all-text strategy guide, can help you master each of the game's 70 battle maps, which are depicted in several full-color screen shots. Before getting into that, however, the guide goes to great lengths to explain the game's incredible depth and the many intricacies you'll have to learn in order to be successful. The latter portion of the book explains the differences between the game's 20 different job classes and provides a wealth of statistics on the many weapons and creatures that come into play. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing (July 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761537333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761537335
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "colonel_hollywood" on January 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is a strategy guide. What else can I say? We've all seen strategy guides before. The thing that makes this book great for this AMAZING game is the "suggested battle formations" on each battle map. Outstanding. Works every time.
But you WILL need a stapler. Im not kidding. The binding is TERRIBLE! Everyone I know has had their book completely fall apart at the seam. Read the other reviews...you'll see.
But this IS an indispensible guide to one of my ALL time favorite games. The best game (in my humble opinion) to carry the name Final Fantasy. Thats saying ALOT. And this book is the only "official" strategy guide Ive found that didnt dissappoint me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jades Eternal on October 31, 2000
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This is a great strategy guide with full-color, detailed maps for every battle. There are minor spelling mistakes and translation errors, but that is expected with every strategy guide. In all my years of role playing, I've never come across a guide that is 100% accurate. The biggest problem is the binding for this book is terrible. The book will fall apart in no time, but it's still worth it. It's nothing a little tape won't take care of. Gea!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 1999
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Prima's always been goodm to me and proves the same in this guidebook. Final Fantasy Tactics is a hard game to play without knowing what to do. This book tells you all the secrets, all the strategys, and everything you could possibly want to know about the game! I couldn't get pass the third battle without it! This guide is spectacular and can give you the edge in the game without spoiling the fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 1999
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One major problem with the book was that the battle hint guides were far too vague. Also, there were tons of little errors in it. But I probably would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't completely fallen apart.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2001
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I wouldn't argue that this book is very useful. Without it, it will take me a lot longer to finish the game. However, I found that there are many mistakes. For example, the number of units to be used in each battle, the number of teams. The battle map inaccurately display the location of item just because it misplaces the x and y coordinated. Many information I needed cannot be found in this book. Comparing with other strategy guides I have read, this book is the least organized.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1999
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This book is very, very helpful in battle strategy and in helping you with what is to come next. I wouldn't recommend it your first ime through the game if you want the true gaming experience, but after that if you need it for some hidden item that you just cannot find, go right ahead. This book is the ultimate in strategy guides.
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By A Customer on January 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
The Guide is very helpful, if for no other reson than the Job and equipment listings at the back. As stated above, there are a very few errors. These are inconsequential however. The book is beautifully laid out and graphically stunning. My pages are falling out however, the book seems to have a weak spine. The book has it's share of typos. I believe that the book de-emphasizes the value of various job classes however. The Oracle and the Mediator are very helpful, if they work with your style of play. The special characters are all listed and detailed, which is a bonus. The book will definitely lessen the impact of the plot, however. I recommend that it be used only if a battle is causing extreme diffuculties, or for the Job class/item information at the back of the book. All in all, I think the book is worth the money, for the serious gamer. Most of the information in the book on the Jobs/items etc. can be found quite readily on the net. Overall, I give the book four stars.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Jenkins on January 28, 2002
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...because I think that the strategy guide is quite useful. While the strategies for the battles might be a bit light (although complete), this guide appeals to the completionist. Knowing that the marquis has an entire complement of Genji armor, which otherwise cannot be found, makes the gaming experience much more enjoyable. Also, knowing WHERE to find Cloud's materia blade, without which he cannot perform any special attacks, is quite nice. I guess I COULD complain that Square put these things into the game in order to get us to buy strategy guides, but hey, that's not a complaint against the GUIDE, right? All in all, I found the guide useful, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get everything possible out of the game.
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