Clan Centurio – Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Gameplay – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my Let’s Play of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age! Final Fantasy 12! In this episode not only do we hunt down the Rogue Tomato, but also encounter a hidden guild of hunters, and even get back in time to see the Consul’s arrival!


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Let’s Play: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is a fantasy RPG, developed and published by Square Enix that drastically builds upon the original version of Final Fantasy XII and adds significant extra features to the game!

Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.


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Ishem Gamer says:


Man With An Accent says:

You sound like you are from Wales. Are you?

derpytarbosaurus says:


Aavak says:

A clan of hunters run by a moogle?! Sign me up!

WeaselZen says:

Yay more FFXII! This game is so fun and with you playing also fairly relaxing.

I’m also enjoying the video’s duration. Hope you don’t overwork yourself with them.

LoL Jinx says:

I believe Ma”Kenroh is supposed to be a Muu. Also sell all your loot. Selling loot is how you unlock items in the Bazzar.

Melissa B says:

I was just wondering when the next episode of this would be, then I refreshed youtube and this popped up!

harbl99 says:

32:00 — What a vile tyrant that Vayne is! Admiring the architecture, refusing to stand on ceremony, respecting the locals… #HiterallyLilter

Rexels Tom says:

Oooh, is that the same Montblanc from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance?

Namofuseing says:

I’d like to answer a few of your questions/explain a few things, without spoilers. Just keep in mind all my answers are based off both the PS2 version of the game and just what i remember.

Combo attacks: When an Attack action combos into multiple hits is dependent on the weapons combo chance.

Stealing: It’s a good idea to try and steal loot from bosses or marks at the start of fight or even as their heal gets past half health, they may have rare loot. Sometimes it can even be every 25%. 😉

As far as I know, foes do not scale to you.

Weapons: Take a good look at the weapons in the primer, they may not work as you think. for example: Pole weapons deal magic damage based on your physical attack stat. Odd since you’re just smacking things with a blunt stick.

Loot: Sell all your “loot” category items other than teleport stones. Most don’t have much of a use other than selling.

That everything I could think of at the moment, I’ll add more if I remember anything else useful. Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

Syralak says:

ff game easy? try playing ff2 lol

VyseRogue13 says:

I know the Loot is shiny Aavak but hoarding it does you no good.

Armus says:

We very much like.

Robert Gronewold says:

Enemies don’t scale levels in this game.

Mathmachine says:

8:45 Without spoiling anything, that’s a more mid-game creature that the devs threw in the starting zone basically to troll players. Source: was trolled

Platinum Dragon says:

Yeah more of this game!!!!!!!!!

Wilson Beach Life says:

Another great video of one of my favorite Final Fantasy games! Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and that I appreciate you’re videos being family friendly as I watch your videos daily with my 2 year old son and he loves the games you play and I don’t have to worry about language/gore. I look forward to watching more of your great videos as always with a glass of ice tea. *cheers*

ttarabbia says:


CFHoneyBadger says:

I’d like to pose a question to the viewers: do you guys like it when the person playing the game reads out all of the text dialogue? I’m curious if it’s just me that finds it horribly detracting. My preference is just to let the text sit on screen for a sec to allow us to read it. Plus, considering this game has a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of NPC’s, that stopping to read every speech bubble aloud is going to drag the pacing down quite severely. I love Aavak’s commentary, and his opinions on things in general, but listening to him just read for 20 minutes at a time is not terribly appealing.

What do you guys think?

AplJack says:

The main reason I ever grinded in the game was to try and just plain get past the content to the next story point quicker. The combat itself was dull, even when properly leveled, as was the dungeon exploration. XD

That said, as with most of FF games, you really don’t need to grind at all for the main story. Typically just fighting what is on the way to the objective gives you plenty of levels. Grinding is for the optional super bosses really.

Also, in regards to the multiple hits, it is a random chance based on the weapon if I recall correctly. You can get accessories to increase the chances, as well as certain weapon types can have a higher chance. Certain Katanas were able to do 5-hit combos essentially constantly with the right buffs. As in, no cool, down on attacks.

As for grinding in the one area. If I remember, I would save at the crystal, and possible soft reset the game to respawn everything, if it wasn’t possible for me to just constantly respawn via town and back.

As for the Rex there, it is not hostile in that spot by default. It is more interested in the wolves.

Kael Thor says:

I have three tips for you Aavak:
1: to make enemies respawn you have to go two zones away, I.e go through two of those dotted lines. That’s how people got to level 20 before killing the Tomato, they cleared out the area, went back to Rabanastre so that the enemies respawned, returned and killed them all again and rinsed repeat. Also chests (and traps I believe) respawn after one zone, so you can farm chests without fearing enemies if you want, just clear the enemies out first, open all the chests, zone out and in again and open the chests again. Keep in mind, chests don’t contain just one thing, each chest has a loot table with several items and when it spawns the game randomly determines from that table what is in that chest. It’s a good thing you are playing the Zodiac Age, in the original game you could miss out on the most powerful weapon in the game by opening the wrong chest too early.
2: Always steal from enemies! Especially rare ones, like hunt targets(such as that tomato). There are some items you can only get from stealing. It’s a good idea to steal at least twice(ideally more) from unique or rare enemies, to ensure sure you get all their loot.
3: The multiple hit thing is not determined by your level, but by your weapon and the stats of the character. Daggers and ninja swords have a bigger chance of getting a combo hit(multiple hits with one attack action) than other weapons and the speed of the character also helps in getting more combos. This is why Vaan is such a good Shikari, his stats make him not hit hard, but he is fast, meaning he more often get combo hits than some of the other characters. That’s actually one of the more tricky things about this game, every character has their own stat growth, making them more suited for some roles than others. Vaan for instance is not very good with slow weapons, since his strength doesn’t make good use of them. Not sure how important finding the best licence board for each character is on a normal playthrough, but it’s apparently rather important for getting all the way through the Trial mode.
I like the playthrough so far, tho I do roll my eyes a bit at you(honestly, feeling bad for killing a few cacti) 😛 Looking forward to more adventures from you and this game^^

Linkelda 21 says:

Did you know that FFXII got a sequel ? It’s Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings on the DS it’s a really fun game !

Drewboot says:

Will You do all Side quests?

Acidicstudios says:

If only Final Fantasy 12 was good, notable, memorable, or even anything in any way, shape or form. The most nothing FF game ever.

Even Final Fantasy 13 was more memorable than 12, mainly because it was bad. It was at least ‘something’

ttarabbia says:

If it hasn’t been mentioned yet, respawning of enemies requires you to zone twice away from the zone you want to respawn enemies in to prevent you farming one area.Makes sense if you ask me.

Nyt Mare says:

I am Ma’kenroh, D’jon Ma’kenroh… I am a Master of T’nis!

Callum Nicolson says:

what does the chain do? Also fight the t rex 🙂

Soshi says:

QUESTION I got this game on ps2… but is this the PC edition? for I might want it!

Cryorus says:

Having a Lot of fun watching your FF XII series while editing mine.
Just a small Tipp on my part if you find yourself a bit short on the gil side and a small farming help in this early stage (and want some extra tp) :

BE WEARY OF SMALL (REALY SMALL) SPOILERS (itsy bitsy small spoiler at the end)

1. Save the game
2. Exit game and Start Trial Mode with the saved game
3. on the 1.round right behind you and up you will find a usefull and sellable Item everytime you start Trial Mode. but you must complete the round to keep the Items and tp.
3. After clearing the round either Exit back into Main menu or try until you die. ( no worries loosing in Trial Mode only loses your round Progress) Note: try stealing from stronger enemies.
4. Load the Auto save, it puts you where you saved but with the Items/tp from Trial Mode.
5. save the game manualy to keep your Items
6. rinse repeat.
(but not to often it Ruins the fun of grinding)

The Grimmiores increase the drop chances from enemies.
they are bazaar goods which can be obtained by:
Speaking with a Notice board 20 and then again 40 times.
Speaking with the Weapon/Magick/Armor trader 30-40 times and 100 times total with any merchant.
last one is a extra reward for slaying thextera.
you know you unlocked them when you get a message.
they cost all around 20k gil (129k gil total) but increase the drop chances for certain mob types.

I just did the Trial farming until I had enough to buy all grimiores and a small buffer of Gill (Around 10k) which took me about 30-45 Minutes (saving/loading took the most time).


Now for Feedback: lvl 5 is just at the staring end for the comming areas so you still have a buffer upwards in regards of lvl.
The use of the Firefly may not reveal itself to the unTRAINED eye.
its usefull if you want to farm Lp without gaining Level. like staying lvl 5 but you want a bit more Lp.

Other than that I hope to see more Final Fantasy goodness, kupo!

Roxanne Hawthorne says:

Yay! I’m so excited for this series!

astrayael says:

I never had a chance to play this particular Final Fantasy, interesting to watch. Seems like a rather divisive entry in the series (judging by the comments), but it reminds me most of a single player FF11, though that may just be the art style.

WillTell the Gamer says:

The consul has a way with words, doesn’t he. And all those desert ladies look so nice kupo.

LordofAshes! Spark says:

Ah Aavak there are some chests you don’t want to pick for the best spear in the game. I wish not to spoil tho it’s not really a spoiler.

Amelia Driscoll says:

OMG I forgot there was a Rex in the desert! “Stay out of trouble” lol but thats Vaan’s middle name! Gambits are awesome, its a very basic form of programming. In fact it was this game that makes me cringe when newer games have really poor AI, they are using the wrong gambits!

wilkins67890 says:

Well I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy a PS4 just for this game and the cloud catcher chronicles so I guess I can blame you for that 🙂 As for the bazaar goods you should always pick them up as they either are rare items or items at a fraction of the cost of what you usually buy them for. Anyway keep up the good work and I look forward to the next episode.

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