- System : Playstation 4 / Playstation Vita
- Release Date : October 25, 2016
- Publisher/Publisher :Square Enix
- Main Series : Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy (WoFF) is another spin-off game from Final Fantasy (FF) franchise. This spin-off was like Dissidia final Fantasy, but this game used unusual design for their characters, they have cute chibi form (super-deformed style) with ATB system and monster capturing. Imagine Cloud with his oversized head talking with deep voice. When I saw this the first time, I know I have to buy this game. For your information I played this on Playstation Vita.
WoFF not only gather FF Characters in one game but the monsters too. In the WoFF world, Grymoire, the monsters was called Mirages. Lann and Reynn, the two protagonists, are the Mirage Keeper that had power to capture the Mirages with Imprism. This twins could use that Mirages to help them in battle. Besides that, they could change their form into Jiant (normal) or Lilikin (Chibi).
The demo already released in the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita , although the PSVita version delayed less than a week but the demo officially released in PSN globally. This demo just to explore one small dungeon (it looks like a field than a dungeon actually). The purpose of this demo wanted to introduce the player about gamelay and the main mechanic in this game. Mainly about stacking with the Mirages and Imprism.
The Active Time Battle (ATB) system is used in this game like FF classic, the difference is Lann and Reynn could use their Mirages in battle. Their form in battle is important in battle, because size of the twins and the Mirages are matter in this game. The Mirages has three size type, S, M, and L. If the twins in their Lilikin form, they could use L size Mirage and stack above of it and use S size Mirage to stack above their head. And if the twins in their Jiant form they could use M and S size Mirages to stack above their head. Unfortunately, you couldn’t change form in the battle.
This stack is useful to strengthen Laynn and Reynn stats. I could unstack them whenever I want in battle, but it’s not recommended because they became so weak and could die easily. The twins could use ability to form group attack depends the Mirages ability and element they had. The ability will increase more as the Mirage grow. Each Mirages has their ability tree to gain more stats or ability, even to make them Transfiguration (evolve) but this is for the full game to know more about this.
Imprism is the ability for the twins to capture the Mirages. In the demo you could imprism all Mirage include the boss. Some Mirages has their own requirement to Imprism. Like Behemoth has to decrease its HP to trigger the Imprism. There are some Mirages that has to attack them with some magic element or even I had to cure them. You could Imprism many Mirages in one battle but it has to different type. Once you capture one type you couldn’t capture it again. And you couldn’t Imprism stacked Mirages, you had to unstack them first.
Not only attack and abilities, Lann and Reynn could use Champion summon to help them in battle. This Champion is FF characters like Cloud, Squall and Lightning. In this demo you could use Tidus to help you to defeat a Mirage. This Champion use star point and could only used limited time only.
For visual graphic point, the playstation Vita version not as good as Playstation 4 had. You could see the comparisson here. But it’s not bad point, for me at least. Because the graphic is quiet good compare many other Vita games. I didn’t meet any lag or drop framerate during walking in the field or in the battle. The loading was quiet fast too.
WoFF maybe looks like a game for children, well maybe that’s true because this game aimed for wider audience and new player that didn’t know FF. But when I played the demo this game didn’t like a “kiddy” game at all. The battle has deep system and need strategy to win the battle. The visual design didn’t make a game bad. I’m really positive that this game is really good for new and old player FF franchise.
World of Final Fantasy will be released in US region for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on October 25, 2016. You can read other related information about World of Final Fantasy here. Check the collector’s edition here.