Kid reviews for Final Fantasy XII

Common Sense says

A fantasy RPG masterpiece for PlayStation 2 fans.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 27 reviews
Teen, 15 years old Written bymatos March 8, 2016


everyone for ages 7 and up this is one of the best games made ever specially rpg:s!
Teen, 16 years old Written byIkusaTakuma July 11, 2016

Final Fantasy XII

I have played this game beginning-to-end, so now I will post everything a parent needs to know, along with my thoughts as a game critic.
"Is This Game Kid-Friendly?" - I'd say 14 and up, the most sexual it gets is if you stare at Fran's chest for extended periods of time (look up Fran from Final Fantasy XII), something I would not expect a kid to really notice if they actually care about the story of the game though. As for violence, I see more violence on the news.
"Is the Game Good?" - Depends on if you're expecting the same kind of story previous Final Fantasy games give. If you're someone who likes a wide variety of games you'd enjoy this, if this is the first Final Fantasy game you're playing and a Playstation 2 is all you got, I strongly suggest you consider Final Fantasy X which has a far better storyline, this Final Fantasy game is more for people who are expecting more fast-paced and immersive fighting.
- Faster Paced Combat than Previous Games, but Still Easy to Pick Up - I like how they picked the right mix between easy and immersive, it's not too hard to learn, you can easily learn the combat mechanic in a matter of minutes, but it's far more immersive than mere turn-based.
- Not as good story as Final Fantasy X, and you may as well leave if you're thinking this game is as good as Final Fantasy VII.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byLucan1010 January 2, 2016

The "Star Wars" of the Final Fantasy series.

Violence: Typical level of violence for final fantasy games, transition from traditional turn-based to mmo style doesn't really effect it, enemies still disapere when defeated. Some more intense scenes in cut-scenes, are still moderate.
Language: infrequent usage of mild language throughout, d*mn and h*ll
Sex: Some characters wear outfits that reveal cleavage. In-game encyclopedia mentions animals reproducing, similar to science textbook (but no details though).

Content-wise and theme is similar to star wars, just much more complex with lots of politics. Game is difficult to get into because of lots of new features but after a couple hours you'll get the hang of it.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byjalo48 June 27, 2013

They all ready know about the stuff in the game

I was allowed to play this when i was 10 and i have adored the series ever since. There really isn't anything in the game that kids ages 10 and up haven't heard before or don't already know about. So overall this is a great game for anyone 10 and up

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Teen, 15 years old Written byLady-Lithium November 22, 2010
My brother gave me this game and I adore it. It is long and it might be harder for younger children to play, but other than that, it's great.
I love Fran.

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Kid, 11 years old July 21, 2010

very very L O O O O N G......

This game is awesome theres infinite things to do! (although i only found THAT out after i started using guides =.=)

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Teen, 14 years old Written byPlaystehPiano April 22, 2010

Great game with minor setbacks

I got into the FINAL FANTASY series starting with Kingdom Hearts, and it took off from there. FINAL FANTASY XII, my first real FINAL FANTASY purchase, is a great game. Here's the synopsis from the manual, since it's hard for me to explain personally- "A WORLD CALLED IVALICE... AN AGE WHEN MAGICK WAS COMMONPLACE AND AIRSHIPS PLIED THE SKIES... OUR TALE BEGINS. As was looms on the horizon, the mighty Archadian Empire begins a campaign to subjugate its neighbors. The small kingdom of Dalmasca shares their fate. Two years after its fall, in the capital city of Rabanastre, the people line the streets to wait for the appointment of the new consul from Archadia. To Vaan, a young man living on the streets of Rabanastre, the Empire is a hated enemy who took the life of his brother, the only family he had left. Vaan hatches a plot to break into the palace and take back the spoils of conquest from Dalmasca's occupiers. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, thought dead since war. Our story follows Ashe, Vaan, and his friend Penelo, the sky pirate Balthier, and his partner Fran. Accompanying them is Basch, a captain of the Dalmscan army who turned traitor and slew his king. Join them on an adventure spanning Ivalice that traces the mysteries behind the Archadian Empire's invasion." Great plot, right? Well, yes. The game is based around fighting off the Empire's soldiers and leaders, as well as monsters, but there's also side quests to, well, kill monsters for stuff. But hey, what do you expect from a FINAL FANTASY game? There are lots of cut scenes that bring you back to the story, and have lots of meaning. Fran, a creature called a viera, is a little scantily clad, and you can see her toosh, but it's covered with a sort of swimsuit bottom. Some of the girls wear "bikini" type tops, but full bottoms, while others where completee tops and short skirts. This may not be appropriate for little kids and immature ones too. The gameplay mechanics were a good try, but there's so much "leveling up to do" you can get really bored. Good thing for side quests! Some monsters are so tough to beat you have to run from them, which really took away the gameplay experience from me. There's the Gambit system, which allows you to prioritize attacks and magicks in order of which is most important, which really helps in a fight and must be used if you want to get anywhere far in the game.
Quick note- to anyone new to FINAL FANTASY, the game can take 40-50 hours to beat thoroughly.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byshy1izme April 11, 2010
I loved this game! And after playing this, I will seriously follow up into the Final Fantasy series. I think the language may be a little archaic and there is partial nudity, but other than that it's a great game.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byperfectlysane April 8, 2010

Not for Final Fantasy fans, but if you want to start liking Final Fantasies, you should start with this.

I dislike the game, as it may have the title "Final Fantasy" in the name, it is the starting point of the games' decline. XII is the first Final Fantasy game that I spent under 100 hours on, and (wish there'd be a bold function) got a refund. The game just isn't as good as it's predecessors (not including XI, that horror of a MMORPG).

'Tis tad boring and "dumbed down", I suggest that anyone who's liked a Final Fantasy game (that wasn't XI, XII or XIII) to avoid this, while those who have not played Final Fantasy games yet, use this game as a leverage of sorts, to allow access to the other, better Final Fantasy games.

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Kid, 9 years old August 27, 2009

cool but not the best

I think this one is cool but not the best. my favorite final fantasy character is in this one and he is baltheir.
Teen, 13 years old Written by3m0-kid March 8, 2009

If you are thinking of buying this game read my review!

Ok if you haven't played any of the Final Fantasy games, you are going to have so much fun. Final Fantasy is an RPG, or role-playing game. The graphics and story are wonderful. You will have so much fun with this game, you will forget about all of the other games you have. It takes a much longer time to complete than most PS2 games, and you will have a ton of fun playing it. COMMONSENSE MADE A MISTAKE, THIS GAME SHOULD BE AROUND 11+! The violence is mild, no blood or gore, and very little language. I hope you have fun playing this fantastic game!
Teen, 13 years old Written byCjbear_10 January 10, 2009

Seriously, just get it. Don't ask about it.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome!!! It is 3D and takes place in the past even though it has airships. I love the storyline. The action is cooooooool! Hard to understand for someone under the age of 11.By friend of Cjbear._10
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

The best yet!

So far, this is the best Final Fantasy game yet! If I was a parent, I would rate the game like this:



Sexual content: Blank
Violence: Yellow
Language: Blank
Social Behavior: Green
Educational Value: Green
Commercialism: Yellow
Drugs And Alcohol: Blank

Note that my ratings would be a bit different since I am a parent. But because I am a kid, I would go easy on anyone under the age of 8. Overall, this is a perfect family game for reunions and whatnot.
Teen, 15 years old Written byKjsnow1102 April 9, 2008

Good Game

I have played FFXII and i got to say it is a wonderful game. I think it is the best game out for PS2 that i have seen come out this year
Teen, 13 years old Written byinuyasha_775 April 9, 2008


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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

this game is total sweetness......

the women in this game do have big boobs and revealing clothes but you see that almost everytime you walk outside

this game is an awesome adventure a must play!
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008


This just isnt my game. its either too easy or to hard.Great story, very apropiate. One reason I can't stand the game: THE BATTLE SYSTEM SUCKS!