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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions FAQ

Final Fantasy Tactics was a beloved PS1 jRPG strategy game and it was succeeded by a PSP port called The War of the Lions that added a ton of new features. In this article I’ll answer all the most frequently asked questions about Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

What is Final Fantasy Tactics?

Final Fantasy Tactics was a critically acclaimed strategy jRPG released for the Playstation (PS1) in 1997.

What is Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions?

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, often referred to as FFT WotL, is the PSP port of Final Fantasy Tactics, released in 2007.

What’s different between FFT WotL and the original?

War of the Lions features a number of new characters, such as Balthier and Luso, a retranslated script, several new job classes, new multiplayer maps, many new pieces of equipment and multiple new side quests.

What new characters were added for FFT War of the Lions?

Balthier from Final Fantasy 12 was added to the game along with Luso from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2.

What are the new classes for FFT WotL?

The new classes added to The War of the Lions are Dark Knight and Onion Knight, both difficult classes to unlock and utilize.

What new side quests were added for FFT WotL?

Several new battles were added toward the end of the game, including a new fight in the Brigand’s Den, a new series of battles at Lionel Castle involving Beowulf and Reis, and a chance to re-encounter Argath from the beginning of the game in Chapter 4.

What new weapons and equipment were added for FFT WotL?

There’s basically a whole new tier of quality equipment beyond what is found in the original game. There are one or two more powerful weapons in every category, as well as a whole new category of Fell Swords specifically made for Dark Knights.

Were any job requirements changed in FFT WotL?

Yes. A number of jobs had their unlock and ability requirements altered to coincide with the original Japanese release. Several abilities now cost more JP and high-end classes require more job levels to unlock.

That about covers it as far the as frequently asked questions for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (FFT WotL). Be sure to check out the Games Section for more content like this and click here for more game guides related to FFT.


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