I'll tell you the goods and the bads
To start with, I absolutely love this game. The graphics, the music, the story, amazing. The game is worth the asking price. Now here's why I rate this game a 3 instead of higher. I'll admit the freezing up is an issue occasionally. My advise is to save as often as possible. The combat, though fantastic, can have some issues to start with. Combat leveling is tougher than the last one. You level your weapons and spell individually, so starting can be kinda slow, and getting to high levels can be rather time consuming. But if your the kind of gamer that likes to level grind, this is the game for you. Movement controls take some getting use to. All the issues with the game are minor. If you can look past these small issues, you'll find a deep and meaningful game. I really have enjoyed this game. As a life long fan of final fantasy games, I would recommend this to any player. Hope this helps in some way
My journey continues
Update: love that the no sound issue has been fixed. All these one star reviews are completely unfounded
I am on a journey to purchase and beat all of the FF titles in order on the App Store. At first I didn't think it was going to be as good as the first, but as the time flew by I was quickly starting to realize that not only is FF II better, it's one of the best period. It took me about 30 massive hours of action packed nostalgic game play to get through the story. Not to mention all the secrets of the arcane labarynth and the additional soul of rebirth story you unlock when you beat the game. So there is still many more amazing hours of pure joy to be had. The gameplay is completely flawless. Again, I experienced none of the problems the other reviewers complained about whatsoever. The only technical problem with the game is the fact that every time you load it, it doesn't have any sound. All you have to do to fix it is pull down the Notification Center and flick it back up...no problem. Also the fact that I didn't figure out how to target multiple enemies or view the world map until the game was almost over so yea that made me mad haha. But that isn't a problem with the game that's just my fault I guess. Do yourself a favor and get every single FF game from the App Store. The nostalgic highs I've been on the past month have been mind blowing!!!! Next stop...FF III lmllml
Old school retro RPG fun
I loved this game. After playing final fantasy 1 on the NES mini with my son, I was surprised to find II for IOS. If you have the patience for turned based RPG games, this is a classic. Beautiful animation and story line, music etc. Compared to modern games I appreciate that you spend more money on this upfront but no ads, no constant pressure to pay for in-app purchases, you don’t even need WiFi, you just immerse yourself in the universe. This game kept me busy for 40 hours of playing time, and another 10 hours for the new epilogue they added for this anniversary addition. You must have patience for leveling up your players or you will hate it. But if you like these types of turn based games, this is great retro fun.
I read many reviews that complained about freezing and crashing. I played on an iPhone 8 running iOS 13.1, and it crashed once in 40 hours of play. You can save as often as you want, so I saw no technical issues.