posted by Kainless (GREENWOOD LAKE, NY) Mar 9, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
I and my girlfriend are big fans of the first Crystal Chronicles game for the Gamecube. We enjoyed the game play and the custom character's from it and how the game played. It was extremely different from what we expected from a final fantasy game. So we figured hey why not try this new one if we like it we will buy. Easy enough right... Well the timing of are renting this game couldn't have been worse. I think we played it once out of the 2 months we had it because of more difficult personal life problems. The game however from what we did get to play was Probably one of the better looking wii game's that we had scene and really we wish we had more time to play it. Yet we just didn't have the time so really this review will have to wait for another time. Chances are we will rent it again but from what we saw it probably will not happen for awhile cause we really just couldn't and for the most part didn't want to spend the time on the game. Can't really say why but I will say its not a bad game but not exactly something that caught are interest either.
I am a fan of Square Enix's final fantasy series of games. But I have to say, this game is just... Horrible. Somewhat along the lines of a really lame shooter. They had a interesting idea of picking up objects with your crystal bearer powers, but there is no easy way to aim.
Also, one thing makes this game just unbearable, the Camera. It is a struggle just to see where you are going.
Also, the gameplay mechanics are boring, there are few to none RPG elements, and the action scenes were pretty bad. (except for the one where your free falling with a machine gun) unfortunately that epic scene was short lived.
I just can't really find many things to appreciate about this game, or a reason to continue playing through it.
I rented this game because I like many others have enjoyed almost everything square enix has thrown out there. I have beta tested FF11 for ps2 and can tell that it's framework is very much present. but on a bit of a different wavelength. While I found this game to be lacking in many ways, I can say this: it was very "pretty". way too much time was spent to create these environments when they should have worked more on gameplay! I spent most of my time going back and forth between the same areas and doing meaningless tasks and collecting coins to make stupid accessories that don't really affect the game too much at all. .....which brings me to my final point THE FIGHTING IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!! [>.<]
hands down this is the worst thing I have played from SE... I wanna see more turn based Final Fantasy chronicles or maybe an advent children of sorts.
Not my Favorite FF game by far...... BOOOO SQUARE ENIX BOOOOO