As those who know me will know, that my life has mainly consisted of drawing, drinking tea, reading Manga and playing Final Fantasy. I started playing it when Final Fantasy VII came out on the PlayStation in 1997, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
The wonderful thing about the Final Fantasy franchise (though some cynics will disagree), is that it has continued to grow and grow, and there are new games and series and manga, concerts, merch, etc., coming out ALL THE TIME. Personally, if there is an option to have MORE Final Fantasy in the world then I am all for it.
This does mean though that sometimes, because adulting is exhausting and time consuming, I can’t quite keep up with all the FF stuff going on, as much as I’d like to. So Mobius Final Fantasy is something that I’d heard about but not really had the opportunity to try out until now.
I actually downloaded it on a whim, because I’d played Final Fantasy: Record Keeper and while I did enjoy it, it didn’t hold my attention for very long, perhaps because it was on a phone, and I’m not a massive fan of phone games (something which I think is a sign of me growing old; the screen is too small!).
I’m actually really enjoying this though. I play it on my iPad, which means the screen isn’t too small (ugh), and it seems like the game was definitely developed with touch controls in mind. It’s the perfect game to just sit and play in the evening when I’m exhausted from a full day of adulting and Harry isn’t around to look after me.
I struggle to get to grips with game mechanics for the first few hours of gameplay with any game, and I’m still getting to grips with this one, but I think I’ve got the general gist of it. You equip your player with cards; job cards, ability cards, skill cards and the like. You level up your character the traditional way, by battling and winning EXP, but you level up your jobs by fusing cards and using the ability cards with the highest level.
The gameplay isn’t too slow paced, but it’s not overly quick either. It isn’t a game that’ll have you scratching your head, if you’re into that sort of thing, but it is the perfect, relaxing, take it easy on a weeknight game. The storyline utilises those essential FF components, working towards becoming the Warrior of Light, Garland, Mog, summons, crystals and Princess Sarah.
I fully recommend it if you’re a FF fan and you’re looking for an easy, chill out game. Honestly, I’ve also been playing Dissidia Final Fantasy NT which is BEAUTIFUL, but Jesus Christ does it stress me out when playing, so this is a welcome relief!