It’s a sad reality, but sometimes, games like Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age fly completely under the radar, regardless of the amount of content and sheer complexity it offers. Probably the worst-timed release of any Final Fantasy title, FFXII originally debuted in early 2006, which would be the same year that next-gem systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft would all be on the forefront. As if that wasn’t enough to be stacked up against, the immensely Final Fantasy X, and it’s sequel were had been the only Final Fantasy releases on PS2. FFXII had to be stellar, and it was. However, the game itself seemed to be far too ahead of it’s time.
With an HD makeover, Zodiac Age could be released today and survive just fine. With a story that’s easy enough to digest and a complex system that drastically adds to replay, Zodiac Age does nothing incorrectly.