XII was pretty much their foray into an offline XI. Mechanically, I'd say the game was good enough. Story left a bit to be desired. The FF franchise has also dabbled in the tactical element with FFT. VC just represents an updated interpretation of a tactics game with its own pseudo-military flavor.
Right now, SE really needs to start pumping out more info about Adoulin. A lot of their recent content releases haven't been particularly well received for one reason or another. They also need to get over stuff like the magic cap and constantly saying no to good ideas for job/game updates.