Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Surprisingly bloody, violent RPG with sexual themes.

Game PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Its not that bad

I bought this and it had minimal blood only words like damn. And if you don't want your kids playing shooting games only one (non-likable) character has a gun. This game is pretty much about a class of military students from a class named class zero and they are in war

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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There's a fun and strategic game at the core of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD -- if you take the time to dig down to it. The combat is complex and challenging to master but ultimately rewarding. It encourages players to be efficient, jumping among characters as enemy types and circumstances demand. Plus, tactical battles that take place on the world map and involve commanding squads of troops moving between cities are a nice change of pace. And with 14 playable characters -- plus fantastically powerful summoned creatures -- there's no shortage of variety.

Sadly, these entertaining battles are buried under ugly presentation, poor storytelling, and an interface originally made for a handheld device that hasn't been properly adapted for consoles. The only parts of the game to noticeably benefit from the HD treatment are some of the character models. Everything else is bland, lifeless, and same-y, and the writing and acting are so embarrassing in places you may feel the need to avert your eyes -- or at the very least skip past the noninteractive narrative scenes. Add in a wickedly quick and jarring camera capable of inducing headaches, and playing may actually become a chore. There's a lot here for fans of Final Fantasy-style combat to sink their teeth into, but the problematic interface and poor storytelling will test their fortitude.

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