. . . there was a kingdom. Its glory was measured in magic and art,and above all else, stories.
The records of the Great Chronicle are the foundation of all order and balance.
To preserve these stories, the record keepers used powerful magic to bind them in paintings of great beauty.
The Opera House, Midgar, Zanarkand . . .
All these records of stories past were kept safe within the Royal Archives.
Until one day a dark force clouds the magical tapestries and you are tasked with entering the tapestries to reenact historical events from the various Final Fantasy games.
Final Fantasy Record Keeper is an iOS/Android game where you must replay the event of the game (only the battle actually) with characters from old final fantasy games. You build your team from all the characters you recruited and equip them to either venture in the dungeon of each Final Fantasy or do the daily event (ginding) to get extra exp, gold, orbs and sometime your can do special event, that give big reward like new characters, lv break, rare equipment and ability.
The combat system is the old school ATB where your character can attack when the ATB gauge is filled.
Building your team is the fun part, You get to create a party of your liking from your favorite characters and have them fight against enemies from different games. However getting equipment and abilities can be tedious at best.
Equipment is found either in dungeon (cheap equipment) or in relic draw, where your spend your precious mithril to get the real stuff. Abilities are created and honed via the orbs you find while doing battle and event. Less frustrating than equipment to get but higher level orb are so rare and you need so much that it seems to take forever to have a decent 4 time level 5 ability.
Each character have different level of ability they can use, character from actual Final Fantasy game tend to be better than generic class. For example, my Lulu at level 36 at more magic power than a level 50 black mage.
Grinding in dungeons and event with your precious stamina
The game use the same social game gimmicky stamina systems, where you need to come back later when your stamina is empty. You can increase stamina by doing regular and elite dungeons. On the other hand, Event will get you character, equipment, orbs and material.
My personal impression
I’m actually hook because of the nostalgia, but the game get really tedious quickly. Honestly if it’s wasn’t Final Fantasy I would have drop it awhile ago. It’s require so much grinding, and the only way to obtain go items is by using the relic draw with mithril or gem (paid currency). I actually was able to have a decent character by getting Red XII ultimate weapon with the trine soul break. He was in every team until I manage to build other characters.
For FF fanboy/girl: Play it
Others: Stay away…