This is the story of a world called Ivalice. It is a time when the existence of magick is still commonplace, and soaring airships cover the vast sky. Princess Ashe has vowed to restore her ruined country. Together with a few companions, she waits for an opportunity to strike back. A direct adaptation of the hit RPG!
I have played the PS2 game, and I must say, this is one of my favorite FF games. And for the few mangas FF has, I was very happy when I heard about the FF12 manga.
I would give a 8, but there are some confusing flash backs at the first chapters of the manga. For the rest, it's pretty much okay for an game adaptation. Minimal details weren't included on the manga.
The art is pretty plain, but I like how the ''game characters'' look on the manga. On the few colored pages, they look very beautiful too.
There's not much of a
development between the character's relationship. Some things are just very clear, like Balthier's arrogance, Vaan being a stunbborn, etc.
I was just a little sad to see how every characters are treated equally by the author, because Vaan was the main character in the game.
I found the manga a little tiring to read. That must be because the game always required my full attention as well playing the game itself.
A very good adaptation, all important factors of the game are there. If you liked the game, you really should read this.
As everyone may know, this manga is based on the RPG Final Fantasy XII, this work helped understand me the story a little better compared to the game, especially the beginning. nonetheless; it was bad after all.
I highly doubt that someone who haven't played the game would enjoy reading this manga, the story was not explicit so it''s hard to follow, and -for some reason that I don't know- it got axed, so it will stop at a very wrong point, if you're thinking of playing the game then maybe this manga will give you a general idea about what you're going to play and
you get to know the characters... though I wonder if someone would want to play of the PS2 generation now.
The art was bad in my opinion, in some point the author suddenly decided to draw some really violent scenes that really doesn't suit this series, I mean the game was one which anyone with the age of 12+ could play, yet I won't really recommend anyone below 16 to read this one because of some disturbing scene. that aside; the drawing wasn't really clear and many facial expression of some characters were somehow off.
The only thing that I could give some credit for this manga is the characters, they were well-done I would say, especially Balthier and Basch, here you could get to know them better if you already had played the game.
My overall rate is 4/10, I did enjoy reading it but, like I said before, it ends in a really bad point, so I got really disappointing after all.