Anyone else really looking forward to this? Based around the Crisis Core engine so all the groundwork is done there. Appears to have a party based menu driven approach, probably welcome news to those hoping that CC was going to be a fully fledged RPG. No word on whether there will be a world to roam though.|
Some details in IGN:
In stark contrast to the story-filled pages on Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Famitsu's coverage of Fabula Nova Crystallis in its latest issue is filled with quite a bit of gameplay, complete with battle system info.
In Agito, you play as a student who attends a magic school. Following an attack on your capital city of Rebrum by the Empire of Milites, which uses its own technology to make the crystals of its opponents ineffective, your fellow students end up leading the cause to free the city.
Students in your school all have their own specialties when it comes to weapons. When you first start out the game, you get to select the character type of your preference.
The game's battle system has the look of a traditional menu-based system, with a menu offering selections for attack, heal, and classic Final Fantasy spells. You face off against both soldiers from the invading army and against monsters.
Famitsu offers a look at characters who make use of whips, cards, and katana blades as their weapons (strangely, the screens in the magazine have the characters listed with their weapons as their names). Each weapon has its own unique characteristics which you'll have to make proper use of in order to be successful on the battle field.
In addition to weapons, you also make use of summon spells, with past creatures like Odin and Ragnarok confirmed for appearance. The summoned beast appears in place of your character, and is directly controllable by you. As previously disclosed, there's a raising component to the game when it comes to the summons.
Given the gameplay-filled sequences shown in Famitsu and in the more recent trailers, Agito looks like it's far along in development. Hopefully, the wait won't be too long for this particular branch of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series.
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