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Final Fantasy Portal app with Triple Triad trickery

Attention all hardcore Final Fantasy fans out there, as Square-Enix has offered up something rather exciting with the launch of the Final Fantasy Portal app.

This is due to the fact that it comes with a free version of Triple Triad on iOS and Android – the immensely popular card game from Final Fantasy 8 and more recently, Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn.

In reality though, this isn’t a completely free game as it has free-to-play elements as many other mobile games these days.

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Final Fantasy Portal Triple Triad uses a stamina system, with 1 crystal allowing players to have one round of Triple Triad. The Triple Triad stamina recharge timer is set to 1 crystal every 30 minutes so more often that not you’ll be waiting around for your bar to recharge every time.

Recharging the bar instantly costs real money. 1 Crystal will get you 100 gill, with 120 gill costing you 79p. Players who don’t want to sit around waiting have the option of paying £15 for 3400 gil which will get you 50 crystals for 50 rounds of Triple Triad – which is where Square-Enix will be making their big money.

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As you can imagine, this has surprised many players who are frustrated in saying that there should be a standalone Triple Triad mobile app that players can pay a one-off fee for without any time constraints.

For now though, it is still a decent option for those that want to revisit their Triple Triad addiction from the Final Fantasy 8 glory days.

What are your thoughts on Triple Triad for Final Fantasy portal after playing with it for a few hours. Are you frustrated with the stamina system in the game with no real way to get free Triple Triad crystals without waiting?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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