I know the iOS board is rarely used, but here is an attempt on CAG to discuss the newly released Final Fantasy: Record Keeper.
What is it?
Essentially, it is a hardcore Final Fantasy's dream come true. You will revisit the worlds and stories of all the previous FF games, with a dream team of your favorite characters from the series. Ever wanted to team Cloud, Cecil and Sabin together? Well, now you can.
What's the backstory?
In a glorious kingdom that thrives on the harmony between magic and art, epic tales of valor and hope have been passed from one generation to the next. The records of these great chronicles uphold the peace and prosperity of all civilization. The kingdom sealed these records inside paintings, to safeguard the balance of the world. That is until, without warning, the records within the paintings began to fade away... Darkness fell upon the world, bringing catastrophe and ruin. The time has come for you to save the kingdom’s future. (Game's official prologue)
How much does it cost? Is it IAP?
It is free, and yes, there is IAP. Normally, I do not condone or play IAP games, but the concept here drew me in. I have played 5 hours so far and have yet to spend a penny.
The most important thing here is that you do not pay to unlock the characters from the series. You acquire them as you progress through the game's main story. If you're gunning to always have the new, elite weapons and armor, you will probably end up paying at some point to buy some Mythril. That is what is used to roll for the elite weapon's and armor. You do get Mythril for each new dungeon you clear out, so it is not a requirement to buy it. It just provides the player a way to acquire it faster.
The other catch is the Stamina system. Each time you run through a dungeon, it uses Stamina. You start off with a healthy amount of it though and replenish a Stamina unit every 3 minutes. You can purchase more if you run out, but from my perspective, I am ready for a break by the time I get low and I am recharged when I go to play again. It is actually handled pretty fairly and isn't a hindrance from progressing like it is in other games.
Is there Post Game Content?
Yes! They have daily and weekly challenges to tackle with your elite team. dungeons and elite areas and bosses from the series that you can level up your team to challenge.
Tips and Tricks
- Manage your Stamina wisely. If you're about to take a break from your phone, do a quick run or two through some easy dungeons. It will only take a couple of minutes, but your Stamina is going to be recharging anyways, might as well use it up and gain some EXP/items/gil before you put it down.
- As you are fighting bosses, remember their strengths and weaknesses from the main series. They are still very much present here. For example, the first boss from FF7. Remember to not attack while its tail is up! If you're using Auto Battle, take it off for the boss, or you will likely get wiped out quickly.
- Post your tips and tricks and I will add them here, as well as more of mine.