Pocket Gamer writes: "Whatever else you accuse Square Enix of, pandering to a casual audience cannot be one of them. Just working out what the title of this game actually refers to takes either a PhD in Square Enix mythology or several confusing minutes with the Google search box. The short story is that this is actually a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on the Game Boy Advance, which was itself a simplified spin-off from the original Final Fantasy Tactics on the PSone (and thus its recent The War of the Lions remake on the PSP).
Although the original GBA version took place in a fantasy world called Ivalice it wasn't the 'real' Ivalice from Final Fantasy XII et al, but a dream world based upon it. Like its GBA predecessor this starts in the non-Final Fantasy world location of St Ivalice but has you magically transported to the actual fantasy Ivalice, where you get to meet characters from previous games like Vaan, Penelo and Seeq. If you can imagine anything more confusing than that as the background set-up you're probably not safe to be around open flames."