| I actually enjoyed this little DS game more than the game it was spun off from.
Not that it was great, however the story was a bit more appealing to me than that of part twelve. You are reunited with many of the characters from part twelve including all the playable ones, this one focuses mainly on Vaan from twelve and Penelo. They basically get their own airship and team with other characters living in lower city. You have a girl who fights using a hover board and a boy who mainly uses magic. The pirate guy Balthier and his rabbit eared companion Fran play a pivotal role in this one too. However, Queen Ashe and Basch I think his name was come in near the end therefore are mainly a bit like special appearance than anything else. A new floating continent is discovered and it contains winged people, one of whom joins the gang. All the citizens of Ivalice are trying to get there so they can gain what treasures and resources this untouched land may provide. However, there is an evil stirring in this land that threatens to take over not only the floating continent, but all of Ivalice. The game mainly takes place on stages where the characters fight in a type of strategy real time combat. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do it is somewhat easy to manipulate. Granted, I never got the hang of destroy the enemy crystal level and these levels provided me many a headache. However, on levels with bosses when a strategy you employed worked it was particularly satisfying. You also could buy items and trade goods in these shops you built on your airship and talk to other characters in this area too. There are also movie shots in this movie, though not the highest quality considering it is for the DS they are still fairly nice looking on par with those found on the PSOne. So while not perfect with a few real headache inducing levels this game was a step up story wise when compared to twelve on the PS2.