I believe this was my third attempt at this. I don’t ever die but it really looks like I’m going to need to change my strategy and defeat another enemy within the first two battles so I won’t have to rely on the final one. :V
The mission isn’t exactly difficult; it’s mostly about surviving and not killing off enemies before the Ultimate gauge is ready.
I once tried it with a main deck that focused on attacks and buffs, and a sub deck meant for replenishing the Ultimate gauge. The problem was that I didn’t equip any attack cards in the sub deck and the defensive buffs would run out before I could switch back. It really didn’t help I didn’t have any auto-abilities with Job Change Recast in the Ultimate recovery set. 😛
Hmmm. I can also chance switching to the sub deck when the Mighty Golem is in the Break phase since it has cards with Brave and Faith. I guess I’ll give this a try. ^^~
Oh, I almost forgot to write about the exciting adventures in Chapter 6 Part 2. XD
Some screenshots, thoughts about the Windows version, and a gameplay video~!
The store page is region locked to Japan meaning that you need an IP address from Japan to access it. I took a look through it via VPN to see if it mentioned game pad support and it does but it’s not supported. Neither is touchscreen. .
As far as I can tell, using the mouse is the only way to get around, but you can exit the game with the ESC key on the keyboard. Actually, I don’t believe there’s any other way to close the game other than with that or Alt-F4.
The game data sharing option didn’t go as smoothly as I liked. I generated the one-time password from my iPad mini 2, but the Steam version refused to accept it. I tripled checked the letters and numbers since I still had the password on the tablet screen. No mistakes were made when inputting it so I have no idea why it kept giving me an error. Generating a new password worked though. .
As the title of this post indicates, it’s beautiful. Here are some samples. The screenshots are in 1680×1050 which is my desktop resolution. Kind of old school based on today’s standards, I know:
Maybe it’s not impressive to some since their mobile devices already display the game in gorgeous quality but this is a step up from what I’m used to seeing on my iPad mini 2. In fact, after a few hours of playing the game on my computer, it’s hard to look at the mobile version. ^^;
Two comparison screencaps:
One thing I noticed was that the Skirmisher/Survivor STILL wore a black void as a suit even in higher resolution. But if you rotated the model a bit to get lighting onto the blackness, you can kind of see some contrast.
DISCLAIMER: Attempt this at your own risk. There’s every possibility the game is still region locked to Japan and Steam doesn’t really like people from other countries accessing things not meant for their own region. Please see point 3, section A under http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/
As the game is still in maintenance at the moment, it’s uncertain if the game will even work properly once it goes live at 10:00 AM Japan Time.
Here are some screenshots after downloading the installer. ^^
I suppose the pop-up window right aligned since the game menu will be on that side.
For everyone looking to know how to share the save data from their mobile game with the Windows one, the Square Enix Presents stream from yesterday had a slide about that. 😀
Seeing that the game loads and plays without issue, it seems like Square Enix just opted to make the store page fixed to the Japan region. The game isn’t doesn’t check for your location. This isn’t to say it won’t change in the future though.
Come to think of it, I think in-app purchases are still restricted to Japan. I’m unsure of this though.
Please note that purchased Magicite/Magic Stones (魔石 – the premium currency) doesn’t transfer between different operating systems. Magicite received through maps, login bonuses, daily missions, etc. will.
An English version of Mobius Final Fantasy Steam/Windows version is currently unavailable.
Edit on November 1st @ 11:30 EDT:
Calendar links added!
Updated Global summary to include mention of FFX cards and Ace Striker (Tidus) job.
Event map name added.
Battle Tower event name changed.
Edit on November 1st:
Added the start and end date for the battle tower.
Corrected “Break Resistance Down” to “Break Defense Down” and also removed “early acquisition” from the last point of the Global Servers summary.
Edit on Oct 31st: Post has been modified to reflect information from the global/Chinese stream.
Added link to Altema summary of the Japanese live stream as well as translated the points.
Keep in mind that new content is usually added at 19:00 UTC-8 (server time). However, the dates vary so not everything will occur on November 1st or the first Thursday of the month. Relevant links found below lead to Japanese sites. Use Google Translate or your favourite translation site on them.
From November 1st until November 13th, special login bonuses will be available in addition to the regular ones. Also within this period, all players will be given 1 free summon draw a day for 1 ability card.
Facebook campaign for sharing an event-corresponding post 888 times. When the goal is met, everyone will receive 88 Ability Tickets.
New event running from November 17 until December 14: Collective Limit Break! .
The map is divided into 3 regions; each one grants a boost in deck level for one specific class. However, you can still use another class, such as a Warrior in a Ranger region, but the Warrior won’t receive the bonus boost. In the Japanese version, unlocking one of the locks at the top of the map was determined by the number of players using a certain job class, I believe. You can see more details here: https://xn--ff-sg4a4c7f9c.gamewith.jp/article/show/16382
New Echo costumes along with Chef/Cook Tonberry and FF Type-0 Class Second Mooglein the Spirit Grove. Class Zero and Class Third Moogles can also be obtained. The former is from the event map and the other one … Well, in JP, players had to collect 10 of each key item from Colossus enemies to receive it. Since there’s been changes in global events already, I’m not sure this method will still be the case.
On November 24th, AOE (area of effect) + Break Defense Down cards along with other currently unnamed ones will be added. Former summon draw-only cards, Carbuncle, Alexander, and Doomtrain, will appear in the Ability Shop from this point on as well.
Whew, I’m finally done with this infernal lock-infested map. While locks are certainly nothing new in the world of Mobius Final Fantasy, Chapter 6 Part 1 is patterned after the Hall of Fame where specific objectives are found on each one so you’ll encounter them along almost every single path.
However, unlike the Hall of Fame, all attempts are counted toward the target goal so if you don’t meet the conditions the first time, you can replay the same area again until you do. The only exception is the node before the final battle with a Sicarius. The task for that lock is to score a single hit against the boss that reaches 300,000 or higher in damage.
I love the artwork from the game so I pre-ordered the book from Amazon Japan not long after it was announced by Square Enix. The shipping confirmation was received this Monday and it was delivered last night. *_* So fast~!
Anyway, I took some photos of some of the illustrations. Pardon the quality since I don’t have any professional tools or equipment to take incredible photos. ^^
Case in point:
There’s also commentary from Toshiyuki Itahana (character designer), Toshitaka Matsuda (art designer), and an interview with both Yoshinori Kitase and Naoki Hamaguchi, the producer and project leader of Mobius Final Fantasy respectively.
Please don’t request for certain illustrations. This is all I’m planning on sharing. If you like what you see, please purchase the book! For overseas customers, it costs 2593 yen. Along with shipping and import fees, the total ended up as 3773 yen. I haven’t checked what other retailers carry it aside from the Square Enix Japan e-Store and Amazon Japan though so there may be cheaper options. (The SE Japan store doesn’t ship internationally.)
Also, note the following for anyone thinking about using VPN:
“You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any other purpose. If you do this, Valve may terminate your access to your Account.”
Before anyone asks, there is no word on a Mac or Linux version. There are ways to play Windows games on either operating systems though. (Please search on Google or your favourite search engine for information. ^^;)
(Square Enix notes that these specs were derived at the time of the announcement and may change when the game is officially released.)
Minimum specs: OS: Windows 7 64bit CPU:Intel / AMD Dual Core CPU 1.6GHz or higher Memory: 2GB or more Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce GT 240 / ATI Radeon, HD 4770 512MB or better DirectX: Version 9.0c or higher Storage: 10GB of available space or more Audio: DirectSound compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher) OpenGL 2.0or higher Internet connection required
Recommeded specs: OS: Windows 7 64bit / Windows 8.1 64bit / Windows 10 64bit CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz or Core i5 2.4GHz or higher Memory: 3GB or more Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTX 750 / ATI Radeon HD 5770 512MB or better DirectX: Version 9.0c or higher Storage: 10GB of available space or more Sound card: DirectSound compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher) OpenGL 2.0 or higher Internet connection required
Edit #2: Per this tweet, the Windows version will run at 60 frames per second and players will be able to choose between SD, HD, full HD, and 4K resolutions (depending on your video card and monitor).
Edit #3: The store page is up now but you will need to have an IP address from Japan to access it: http://store.steampowered.com/app/504730/ Please note that using VPN to pretend you’re in Japan may result in a ban on your Steam account.
Or “Wow. Really? We’re supposed to clear Chapter 6 with this job? Okay then. ┐(´～｀)┌”
Perhaps the biggest issue is that Chapter 6 restricts you to using only Meia jobs so if you didn’t manage to draw the superior job, Fauvist, from the Meia-themed summon draw that accompanied the release of the new story chapter, you’ll be stuck with the freebie job, The Azure Witch.
Updated October 4th: Corrected information regarding the Job Card Reboot, Celestriad (the Three Stars item) and Ultimate Card.
I’m still unsure about the ability card level limit though so take it with a grain of salt. The example on the official site and the one in the stream are different. The explanation on the site isn’t that clear either.
~~~~ The Square Enix Presents live stream last night revealed some new features and changes that will be added in the October 7th (Japan Time) update.
(The captions under the two images below are for anyone just looking at the page with an image and not this post. ^^)
My initial intention was to attempt the battle using an Attacker with lowered stats* since I wanted to see how a job with just 4 skill panel pages would fare against the boss. I have since discovered that this wasn’t possible as the game automatically restores the stats to maximum once you exit the deck menu. >_<
While I do have jobs that don’t have all 8 skill panel pages completed, they’re also ones that don’t have strong single target Earth cards. =__= This is what happens when you focus on developing ones that destroy regular mobs instead of bosses.
At any rate, this should give global players an idea of the amount of HP the boss has. ^^; The two Earth cards used will most likely not be available any time soon unless Square Enix decides to hold the FFXIII event earlier.