War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exviusby Mikhail Apr 4, 2020 | 1 Votes | 26 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a tactical mobile RPG where you’ll fight enemies in turn-based battles set in square grids, akin to Final Fantasy Tactics. Summon warriors to aid you in battle and go through a fantastic story set in the continent of Ardra. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Final Fantasy Tactics is a timeless classic and is a game I personally would never stop talking about. As someone who two different versions three times, played the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance duo on the Game Boy and DS, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a stream of fresh air, breathing life into the tactical RPG genre.
Although it’s not exactly the new iteration of the new Final Fantasy Tactics we’ve been waiting and asking for decades, it’s clearly inspired by the War of Lions (2nd version of FFT) in terms of its themes and even its art style. It’s a stunningly outstanding game finds the balance between the grinding difficulty of tactics-style titles while catering to a general audience.
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a beautiful title and a seamless combination of a rich and deep, tactical RPG experience and a free-to-play mobile gacha one. Thing is, will it be something you’d want to dive into?
Let’s check out if it’s for you or otherwise:
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is what you’d call a likely Final Fantasy and Square Enix-esque tale. You’ll play as Prince Month, the heir to the Leonis throne and you’ll go through a story of fantasy, political intrigue, and relationships with your friends and close family, especially with your twin brother. The tale is centered around a ring that can summon “visions”, AKA characters who form your team and aid you in battle.
Without diving deep into spoilers, the game draws comparisons to the old Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions in terms of story and themes. The dialogue is quite similar to the old medieval Shakespearean one WOTL uses, while the story is a coming-of-age narrative. All in all, we can’t help but compare Mont and Sterne to Ramza and Delita.
In terms of gameplay, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius draws close comparisons to all Final Fantasy Tactics games. The combat system uses a square-based grid for a battlefield and a tactical turn-based system akin to FFT and Disgaea games. Each unit can move and take a certain during their turn. The order is decided via a character’s speed and you can decide where your character faces after each turn.
Attacks follow an elemental weakness type, with water strong against fire and light strong vs dark and vice-versa. Note that each character has elemental weaknesses assigned, so be sure to study what their capabilities are first before charging forward and attacking. Moreover, units have their own assigned job class. For example, Mont is a typical close-range warrior while Macheira is a mage who can deal devastating damage from afar. There are also special attacks that enable you to summon the fiery Ifrit and the thunderous Ramuh to destroy all enemies.
If you’re not big on tactical the aspect and just want to enjoy the story, you can easily turn on auto-battle to speed up the game and easily deal with weaker enemies. The same can be said about forming lineups and adjusting your team. The game manages to help make the difficult tactical parts bearable for players who want to take things easy. However, you’ll also need to deal with the job class trees and upgrade characters’ skills.
You’ll spend most of your time in War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius in the story and quest modes where you can unlock more characters and in-game functions. However, there’s also a PvP arena and other things you need to do outside of battle. For example, you can summon new characters, assemble your team of five warriors + one hired mercenary, and gain rewards. The gacha draws are generous, giving you extremely rare and strong characters that gain experience through battle or by letting them consume experience cubes.
All in all, the gameplay is a fantastic merger of a casual mobile experience and a traditional FFT game geared towards both old and casual players.
Considering that it’s a new game, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius doesn’t have much of a fanbase yet, although it’s slowly getting mainstream recognition. As of today, it has a 900-strong community on Reddit and there are already videos on YouTube giving people first impressions and guides.
Undoubtedly, the strongest point of War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is its presentation. Apart from the well-made 3D graphics in battle, the CGI and animated cutscenes are sublime, akin to a high-budget anime series. To add to this, the game is also fully-voiced with Japanese and English options. In English, actors include anime veterans like Bryce Papenbrook and Amber Lee Connors.
Overall, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a must-play for all Final Fantasy Tactics fans and anyone out there looking a new title to sink their teeth into. It’s undoubtedly one of the best mobile tactical RPGs to come out this year and it wouldn’t make sense to at least not try it out. Once you try it out, you’ll definitely understand why its older Final Fantasy Tactics peers so loved and memorable.