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Square-Enix adds a chapter to its popular Final Fantasy Tactics sub-series with The Sealed Grimoire. The game features the same basic setting and story points laid out in the first Final Fantasy Tactics, which conquered U.S. PlayStations in 1998 and was later converted to best-selling releases for Game Boy Advance (2003) and PlayStation Portable (2007). Final Fantasy Tactics A2 for DS is considered a direct sequel to the GBA's Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, with new characters, new clans, and a new, over-arching single-player campaign through the world of Ivalice.
In fan-familiar form, players begin by taking the role of a young, earnest but disaffected youth in the real world, who is mysteriously transported to the high fantasy land of Ivalice: a place populated by medieval human-like "Humes," reptilian warriors called Bangaa, bunny-eared " Viera" who excel at archery, magic-savvy "Moogles," and other fantasy races, where clans of adventurers protect their territories and settle their scores through turn-based battle on grid-lined battlefields.
As they move through the game's storyline and face increasingly difficult squads of opponents, players have opportunities to gradually draft a large team of adventurers, from which the participants in future battles may be selected. Clan warfare and Judgment rules are as important as ever, and many of the game's challenges involve gaining and defending clan territory while trying to avoid regionally outlawed attack moves or magic types. The Sealed Grimoire also offers special compatibility with Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. When the DS game is played with a copy of the GBA game in the bottom cartridge slot, players gain access to additional options and abilities. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide