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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ivalice-Alliance-logo_qjgenth_2679.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300: No, really, those zodiac signs make the sword more stabby.]] ->''"The heretic trespassed and set the rose of knowledge in Manís hand.\\ [[GratuitousIambicPentameter With imitations they profane, it is anathema to us."]]'' -->-- ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' A series of games created by SquareEnix, taking place in a [[TheVerse shared universe]] closely linked to the [[RunningGag lung-burstingly popular]] FinalFantasy series. Conceived originally in the spirit of the OgreBattle series, the Ivalice Alliance games tell stories of political intrigue, tactical combat and XanatosSpeedChess, featuring a number of heroes of greatly varying ages, [[AnimeHair hairstyles]] and socioeconomical backgrounds. Tying the story together is an overarching plot of the world of Ivalice -- a world of warring kingdoms, [[CorruptChurch corrupt religion]], massive beasts, dark magic, and ''breathtaking'' SceneryPorn. The series' main director was YasumiMatsuno, who left the company during the development of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' due to a combination of illness, ExecutiveMeddling of both his own and his parent company's behalf, and the stress of creating a high-profile project. The series' art design is overseen by AkihikoYoshida, and the music is composed by HitoshiSakimoto. Various other (art/music) directors have also worked on the series over time. Several games in the series were [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] by Creator/AlexanderOSmith, whose outstanding work on ''VagrantStory'' made him internationally known as a video game translator. The IvaliceAlliance games are notable for several things: * [[NoHuggingNoKissing An almost complete lack of romance]], * Richly textured block-based graphics which (along with ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'') were at the start of the RealIsBrown trend in video games, * The detailed visibility of inconsequential items during cut scenes (such as ropes, wine glasses and water skins), which most video games tend to avoid, * The importance of historians, political intrigue and political negotiators to the story, * The dichotomy of "Grimoires" (spellbooks) and "Palings" (AntiMagic), * A group of characters known as the Lucavi/Totema, which eventually became an alternative to the stock summons of the main ''FinalFantasy'' series. It should be noted that the term "IvaliceAlliance" doesn't refer to ''all'' Ivalice games. However, since this is somewhat arbitrary, the title is used here as the Trope name for convenience's sake. Also, much like with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', WordOfGod is not all too clear on the exact timeline. Some games inexplicably feature characters from other games as cameos, some events are decidedly "what-if", and most things linking the games together are only very vaguely hinted at. Apply the MST3KMantra where necessary. And yes, the whole thing is ''swimming'' in PurpleProse. ---- !!So the story goes something like this: * Long ago, Ivalice was a world of magick and airships. Technology had been invented and discarded again in favor of natural Magicite fuel. Humes, [[LizardFolk Bangaa]], [[PettingZooPeople Seeq, Viera]], Moogles and various other races shared the continent. This is the world ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' takes place in, starring the young war orphan Vaan, the widowed princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca and the betrayed army captain Basch fon Ronsenburg. ** One year after the story told in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', there was another, smaller adventure for Vaan and his associates, told in ''RevenantWings''. *** Some time after that, a strange boy named Luso suddenly found himself in Ivalice (Jylland to be precise). He eventually encounters Vaan, who at this point in time is a successful and infamous sky pirate. This is the story of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''. * In [[RealLife the real world]], a young boy named Marche Radiuju ended up in a dream version of the Ivalice of this era, as told in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. This Ivalice manifested itself as a magical hallucination based on the locations and characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. *** These events, in turn, were followed by the story of ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' and ''Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm''. * Many centuries later, when airships and Magicite had long been forgotten and "Ivalice" had become only the name of a small kingdom, the events of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' took place. These events, as recorded in the Durai report, tell the story of a young noble named Ramza Beoulve and his uprising against the Church. These Durai annals were written to make Ramza (and his band of soldiers and acolytes) known as the true heroes of the war, after Ramza was branded a heretic and villain by the Church. * Several centuries after that, in the land of Valendia (which had existed since the days of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''), magic and monsters had been mostly forgotten about. They were rediscovered when a Valendian government agent named Ashley Riot followed the leader of a heretic sect into the lost city of LeŠ Monde, finding himself ''and'' said leader hunted in turn by soldiers of the Church. During his adventure, Ashley found remnants and artifacts of [[spoiler:the characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', who were - [[BelatedHappyEnding finally]] - described as heroes of their time]]. This final chapter of the Ivalice tale (for now) is told in ''VagrantStory''. ---- !!The actual release order of the games is: * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' (1997) * ''VagrantStory'' (2000) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' (2003) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' (2006) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings'' (2007) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: The War Of The Lions'' (UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' (2007) * ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' (2008) * ''CrystalDefendersVanguardStorm'' (2009) * ''{{Fortress}}'' (DevelopmentHell - Possibly canceled, though this has not been officially confirmed)
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ivalice-Alliance-logo_qjgenth_2679.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300: No, really, those zodiac signs make the sword more stabby.]] ->''"The heretic trespassed and set the rose of knowledge in Manís hand.\\ [[GratuitousIambicPentameter With imitations they profane, it is anathema to us."]]'' -->-- ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' A series of games created by SquareEnix, taking place in a [[TheVerse shared universe]] closely linked to the [[RunningGag lung-burstingly popular]] FinalFantasy series. Conceived originally in the spirit of the OgreBattle series, the Ivalice Alliance games tell stories of political intrigue, tactical combat and XanatosSpeedChess, featuring a number of heroes of greatly varying ages, [[AnimeHair hairstyles]] and socioeconomical backgrounds. Tying the story together is an overarching plot of the world of Ivalice -- a world of warring kingdoms, [[CorruptChurch corrupt religion]], massive beasts, dark magic, and ''breathtaking'' SceneryPorn. The series' main director was YasumiMatsuno, who left the company during the development of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' due to a combination of illness, ExecutiveMeddling of both his own and his parent company's behalf, and the stress of creating a high-profile project. The series' art design is overseen by AkihikoYoshida, and the music is composed by HitoshiSakimoto. Various other (art/music) directors have also worked on the series over time. Several games in the series were [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] by Creator/AlexanderOSmith, whose outstanding work on ''VagrantStory'' made him internationally known as a video game translator. The IvaliceAlliance games are notable for several things: * [[NoHuggingNoKissing An almost complete lack of romance]], * Richly textured block-based graphics which (along with ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'') were at the start of the RealIsBrown trend in video games, * The detailed visibility of inconsequential items during cut scenes (such as ropes, wine glasses and water skins), which most video games tend to avoid, * The importance of historians, political intrigue and political negotiators to the story, * The dichotomy of "Grimoires" (spellbooks) and "Palings" (AntiMagic), * A group of characters known as the Lucavi/Totema, which eventually became an alternative to the stock summons of the main ''FinalFantasy'' series. It should be noted that the term "IvaliceAlliance" doesn't refer to ''all'' Ivalice games. However, since this is somewhat arbitrary, the title is used here as the Trope name for convenience's sake. Also, much like with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', WordOfGod is not all too clear on the exact timeline. Some games inexplicably feature characters from other games as cameos, some events are decidedly "what-if", and most things linking the games together are only very vaguely hinted at. Apply the MST3KMantra where necessary. And yes, the whole thing is ''swimming'' in PurpleProse. ---- !!So the story goes something like this: * Long ago, Ivalice was a world of magick and airships. Technology had been invented and discarded again in favor of natural Magicite fuel. Humes, [[LizardFolk Bangaa]], [[PettingZooPeople Seeq, Viera]], Moogles and various other races shared the continent. This is the world ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' takes place in, starring the young war orphan Vaan, the widowed princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca and the betrayed army captain Basch fon Ronsenburg. ** One year after the story told in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', there was another, smaller adventure for Vaan and his associates, told in ''RevenantWings''. *** Some time after that, a strange boy named Luso suddenly found himself in Ivalice (Jylland to be precise). He eventually encounters Vaan, who at this point in time is a successful and infamous sky pirate. This is the story of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''. * In [[RealLife the real world]], a young boy named Marche Radiuju ended up in a dream version of the Ivalice of this era, as told in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. This Ivalice manifested itself as a magical hallucination based on the locations and characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. *** These events, in turn, were followed by the story of ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' and ''Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm''. * Many centuries later, when airships and Magicite had long been forgotten and "Ivalice" had become only the name of a small kingdom, the events of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' took place. These events, as recorded in the Durai report, tell the story of a young noble named Ramza Beoulve and his uprising against the Church. These Durai annals were written to make Ramza (and his band of soldiers and acolytes) known as the true heroes of the war, after Ramza was branded a heretic and villain by the Church. * Several centuries after that, in the land of Valendia (which had existed since the days of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''), magic and monsters had been mostly forgotten about. They were rediscovered when a Valendian government agent named Ashley Riot followed the leader of a heretic sect into the lost city of LeŠ Monde, finding himself ''and'' said leader hunted in turn by soldiers of the Church. During his adventure, Ashley found remnants and artifacts of [[spoiler:the characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', who were - [[BelatedHappyEnding finally]] - described as heroes of their time]]. This final chapter of the Ivalice tale (for now) is told in ''VagrantStory''. ---- !!The actual release order of the games is: * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' (1997) * ''VagrantStory'' (2000) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' (2003) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' (2006) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings'' (2007) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: The War Of The Lions'' (UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007) * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' (2007) * ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' (2008) * ''CrystalDefendersVanguardStorm'' (2009) * ''{{Fortress}}'' (DevelopmentHell - Possibly canceled, though this has not been officially confirmed) [[redirect:Franchise/IvaliceAlliance]]
30th Jul '13 6:57:17 PM Sheora
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The series' main director was YasumiMatsuno, who left the company during the development of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' due to a combination of illness, ExecutiveMeddling of both his own and his parent company's behalf, and the stress of creating a high-profile project. The series' art design is overseen by AkihikoYoshida, and the music is composed by HitoshiSakimoto. Various other (art/music) directors have also worked on the series over time. Several games in the series were [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] by AlexanderOSmith, whose outstanding work on ''VagrantStory'' made him internationally known as a video game translator.
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The series' main director was YasumiMatsuno, who left the company during the development of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' due to a combination of illness, ExecutiveMeddling of both his own and his parent company's behalf, and the stress of creating a high-profile project. The series' art design is overseen by AkihikoYoshida, and the music is composed by HitoshiSakimoto. Various other (art/music) directors have also worked on the series over time. Several games in the series were [[{{Woolseyism}} localized]] by AlexanderOSmith, Creator/AlexanderOSmith, whose outstanding work on ''VagrantStory'' made him internationally known as a video game translator.
16th Apr '13 3:36:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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*** These events, in turn, were followed by the story of ''CrystalDefenders'' and ''Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm''.
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*** These events, in turn, were followed by the story of ''CrystalDefenders'' ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' and ''Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm''.

* ''CrystalDefenders'' (2008)
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* ''CrystalDefenders'' ''VideoGame/CrystalDefenders'' (2008)
23rd Nov '12 7:45:22 AM painocus
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!!The actual release timeline of the games is:
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!!The actual release timeline order of the games is:

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: The War Of The Lions'' (remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007)
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: The War Of The Lions'' (remake (UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007)
6th Sep '12 5:23:05 PM TropeEater
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* An almost complete lack of romance,
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* [[NoHuggingNoKissing An almost complete lack of romance, romance]],
13th Jun '12 6:16:31 AM Catbert
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* Long ago, Ivalice was a world of magick and airships. Technology had been invented and discarded again in favor of natural Magicite fuel. Humes, [[LizardFolk Bangaa]], [[PettingZooPeople Seeq, Viera]], Moogles and various other races shared the continent. This is the world ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' takes place in, starring the young war orphan [[TheIshmael Vaan]], the widowed princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca and the betrayed army captain Basch fon Ronsenburg.
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* Long ago, Ivalice was a world of magick and airships. Technology had been invented and discarded again in favor of natural Magicite fuel. Humes, [[LizardFolk Bangaa]], [[PettingZooPeople Seeq, Viera]], Moogles and various other races shared the continent. This is the world ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' takes place in, starring the young war orphan [[TheIshmael Vaan]], Vaan, the widowed princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca and the betrayed army captain Basch fon Ronsenburg.
10th Jun '12 8:26:52 PM Cyrok
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It should be noted that the term "IvaliceAlliance" doesn't refer to ''all'' Ivalice games. However, since this is somewhat arbitrary, the title is used here as the Trope name for convenience's sake. Also, much like with ''TheLegendOfZelda'', WordOfGod is not all too clear on the exact timeline. Some games inexplicably feature characters from other games as cameos, some events are decidedly "what-if", and most things linking the games together are only very vaguely hinted at. Apply the MST3KMantra where necessary.
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It should be noted that the term "IvaliceAlliance" doesn't refer to ''all'' Ivalice games. However, since this is somewhat arbitrary, the title is used here as the Trope name for convenience's sake. Also, much like with ''TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', WordOfGod is not all too clear on the exact timeline. Some games inexplicably feature characters from other games as cameos, some events are decidedly "what-if", and most things linking the games together are only very vaguely hinted at. Apply the MST3KMantra where necessary.
29th Mar '12 3:54:39 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''{{Fortress}}'' (Cancelled)
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* ''{{Fortress}}'' (Cancelled) (DevelopmentHell - Possibly canceled, though this has not been officially confirmed)
1st Feb '12 3:50:00 PM DreamSage
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Fixing a couple links
* ''VideoGam/FinalFantasyTactics'' (1997)
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* ''VideoGam/FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' (1997)

* ''FinalFantasyTacticsTheWarOfTheLions'' (remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007)
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* ''FinalFantasyTacticsTheWarOfTheLions'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: The War Of The Lions'' (remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', 2007)
24th Jan '12 12:15:32 AM Solle
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* An almost complete lack of romance and a total absence of [[RomanticPlotTumor Romantic Plot Tumors]],
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* An almost complete lack of romance and a total absence of [[RomanticPlotTumor Romantic Plot Tumors]], romance,
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