Welcome to my Let's Play of Final Fantasy Tactics Rebirth! This LP contains spoilers!
The Youtube playlist for the series can be found here
All episodes will also be linked to here:
Introduction to the game
Chapter 1: The Meager
Episode 01 - Orbonne Monastery
Episode 02 - Magic City Gariland
Episode 03 - Mandalia Plains
Episode 04 - Sweegy Woods
Episode 05 - Slums of Dorter
Episode 06 - Sand Rat Cellar
Episode 07 - Thieves' Fort
Episode 08 - Lenalia Plateau
Episode 09 - Fovoham Plains
Episode 10 - Fort Zeakden
Chapter 2: The Manipulator and Subservient
Episode 11 - Dorter Trade City
Episode 12 - Araguay Woods
Episode 13 - Zirekile Falls
Episode 14 - Zaland Fort City
Episode 15 - Bariaus Hill
Episode 16 - Zigolis Swamp
Episode 17 - Slums in Goug
Episode 18 - Bariaus Valley
Episode 19 - Golgorand Execution Site
Episode 20 - At the Gate of Lionel Castle
Episode 21 - Inside Lionel Castle
Chapter 3: The Valiant
Episode 22 - Goland Coal City
Episode 23 - Back Gate of Lesalia Castle
Episode 24 - Underground Book Storage Second Floor
Episode 25 - Underground Book Storage Third Floor
Episode 26 - Underground Book Storage First Floor
Episode 27 - Grog Hill
Episode 28 - Yardow Fort City
Interlude - Germonik Scriptures Reading
Episode 29 - Yuguo Woods
Episode 30 - At the Gate of Riovanes Castle
Episode 31 - Inside of Riovanes Castle
Episode 32 - Roof of Riovanes Castle
Chapter 4: Somebody to Love
Episode 33 - Doguola Pass
Episode 34 - Free City of Bervenia
Episode 35 - Finath River
Episode 36 - Zeltennia Castle
Episode 37 - Coliery Mines
Episode 38 - Bed Desert
Episode 39 - South Gate of Bethla Garrison
Episode 40 - In Front of Bethla Garrison's Sluice
Episode 41 - Bed Desert Encounter
Episode 42 - Nelveska Temple
Episode 43 - Nelveska Temple Redux
Episode 44 - Germinas Peak
Episode 45 - Poeskas Lake
Episode 46 - At the Gate of Limberry Castle
Episode 47 - Inside Limberry Castle
Episode 48 - Underground Cemetary of Limberry Castle
Episode 49 - Inside of Igros Castle
Episode 50 - Zarghidas Trade City
Episode 51 - Bervenia Volcano
Episode 52 - Murond Temple
Episode 53 - Nogias
Episode 54 - Terminate
Episode 55 - Delta
Episode 56 - Valkyries
Episode 57 - Mlapan
Episode 58 - Tiger
Episode 59 - Bridge
Episode 60 - Voyage
Episode 61 - Horror
Episode 62 - End
Episode 63 - Murond Death City I
Episode 64 - Murond Death City II
Episode 65 - Murond Death City III
All the polls are completed! Here are the results:
Special character: Agrias (Lunar Knight)
Rad class: Geomancer
Alicia class: Summoner
Lavian class: Dancer
What is Final Fantasy Tactics?
Assuming you have been living under a rock for over a decade, here is a summary of the game from Wikipedia:
Final Fantasy Tactics (ファイナルファンタジータクティクス Fainaru Fantajī Takutikusu?) is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console. It is the first game of the Final Fantasy Tactics series and was released in Japan in June 1997 and in the United States in January 1998. The game combines thematic elements of the Final Fantasy video game series with a game engine and battle system unlike those previously seen in the franchise. In contrast to other 32-bit era Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy Tactics uses a 3D, isometric, rotatable playing field, with bitmap sprite characters.
Final Fantasy Tactics is set in a fictional medieval-inspired kingdom called Ivalice created by Yasumi Matsuno. The game's story follows Ramza Beoulve, a highborn cadet who finds himself thrust into the middle of an intricate military conflict known as The Lion War, where two opposing noble factions are coveting the throne of the kingdom. As the story progresses, Ramza and his allies discover a sinister plot behind the war.
If you want to know more, check out the introduction to the game video.
What is Final Fantasy Tactics Rebirth?
Here is how the creators, Nexus Studios describe it:
Final Fantasy Tactics: Rebirth (FFT: Rebirth) is a modification for Final Fantasy Tactics which features a rebalancing of almost everything in the game, in particular classes but also items, abilities, characters, random encounters, and storyline battles.
For details about what was changed in the mod, visit the ModDB features page.
The FFT: Rebirth page went down part way through our run, but it's back up as of today. You can find the features page here.
Why do you have so many spoilers in this LP?
I assume since the game has been out for so long, people already know the details of the plot. I'm interested in exploring how Matsuno organized it and what its themes are. When someone does a literary analysis of a novel they don't put big spoiler tags around it, and I'm not going to do that here. Besides, if you want a spoiler free version I suggest checking out an LP of the original unmodded version of the game.
Is this like FFT 1.3?
FFT 1.3 is a hardtype modification of the game, and while there are many people who are diehard fans of that mod, I personally think that like a lot of hardtype mods it only really appeals to people who know every little detail of the game so they min/max like crazy, and to masochists. Rebirth is not a hardtype modification and it feels a lot more like vanilla FFT, just with a bit of polish applied to make it shine.
On the other hand there is a "FFT 1.3 Content" mod that includes the 1.3 changes without the hardtype difficulty. You can find information about both mods here:
Is this like LFT?
I don't know much about LFT but it seems to have a similar scope and purpose in being a game rebalance but not a hardtype.