For those who are looking for a unique new Android gaming experience with familiar characters, Square Enix’s recently released Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade might be just the right choice. If you are used to the full on Final Fantasy experience, this might not be to your liking, but if you’re new to the social gaming platform and the types of games it includes, you will probably enjoy this game.
In Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, you are working with others. Each player has their own ship, and you can form brigades with other players. Teams can take on bosses and get valuable gear to level up. Work to collect cards featuring Final Fantasy characters, join with your friends to defeat the boss, explore quest areas, and enjoy regular events. Like many other social multiplayer games for Android, this game uses the Mobage social gaming platform. It is available for free from Google Play.
Currently the English translated version of this game is only available on North America. It’s hard to say when and if it will be available anywhere else.
Have you tried Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade? What do you think?
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Don’t look for id Software’s Rage or Bethesda’s Skyrim in your browser anytime soon, but it sounds like Google has big time gaming plans for its Chrome platform—plans that already involve running stuff like Xbox Live Arcade game Bastion in Chrome directly.
Google demoed Bastion running in its Chrome browser at a press event last night after working on the technology to make such a feat possible for three years, says CNet, adding that “[Bastion's] gameplay was smooth and…the graphics were highly detailed.”
The technology’s called “Native Client,” or NaCl—an allusion to the periodic symbol for salt, implying per the dictionary definition that it “makes things more interesting”—and it’s powerful enough to allow a sophisticated action roleplaying game like Bastion to run in Google’s browser today. I mean literally today. You can grab Bastion from the Chrome store now for $15 (though, caveat, gamepad’s aren’t yet supported—boo hiss!).
According to Bastion’s developer Supergiant Games:
This latest version of Bastion is built to run right in your web browser, using Google’s new Native Client technology. This really is the full Bastion experience, featuring our highly acclaimed 1080p artwork, musical score, reactive narration, and play experience, all built to run fast and smooth just like our Xbox 360 and PC versions. And, much like those versions, you can play through the prologue for free. The full game can be unlocked for $14.99.
You’ll need at least a 1.7 GHz dual-core rig, 2GB of memory, 1GB of hard disk space, and a video card that with 512MB memory that supports shader model 2—pretty minimal specs, in other words.
And all that’s just for starters. Google apparently used last night’s event to announce that Chrome has over 200 million users, and to highlight other upcoming Chrome-based games. Look for IO Interactive’s Mini Ninjas soon, for instance, courtesy Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix.