Final Fantasy Tactics is the first game produced for ‘Ivalice Alliance’.
It’s a tactical-based RPG for PSX, released by Squaresoft on 1997 and directed by Yasumi Matsuno (Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story).
On 2007 a PSP version was released by SQUARE ENIX, including pre-rendered cutcsenes and new playable characters (The War of The Lions).
Setting (from Wiki):
The story takes place after Ivalice ended its war with the two nations in what is known as the Fifty Years War, and is facing economic problems and political strife.
Adding to its problems is the recent death of the king, whose heir is only an infant.
A regent is needed to rule in place of the prince, and the kingdom is split between Prince Goltana, represented by the Black Lion, and Prince Larg, symbolized by the White Lion.
The conflict leads to what is known in the game as the Lion War.
Behind this backdrop is a revelation by the game’s historian Alazlam J. Durai, who seeks to reveal the story of an unknown character whose role in the Lion War was major but was covered up by the kingdom’s church.
The setting is based around this character, named by default as Ramza, and revolves around his early life and the future conflicts he faced while the events that changed the kingdom unfold.