This game had a good possible storyline, but the lack of any explanation of the controls left me stuck in a boss battle with nothing to do but sit on my thumbs. Even online walkthroughs did not help. I got maybe 1% into the game, and gave up after an hour of trying. Final Fantasy was never meant to be a Wii game!
If you liked the original Final Fantasy games with 4 characters and the battle styles, this is not the game for you. I was very disappointed that they made this a single character game. It felt like more of a movie than a game. You dont do anything other than walk around really. And the map they give you sucks for actually navigating where to go. There's no actual choice of spells or powers either, you just move stuff with your hands. This is really a disgrace to the original. Definately not the same kind of game at all.
I had high hopes for The Crystal Bearers; both in the world that was presented in previews and the fact that I believe in the Crystal Chronicles mythology, even though the Square Enix doesn't. Alas, it's a game more for show than for playing; as I think I watched more things happen that I actually had any hand in.
I could go on and on about all the things that irritated and/or bored me, but I'll leave it at the fact that it was developed lazily to not really play to the Wii's strengths and instead in the hopes of blinding you with flash and circumstance.
I liked the world in the end (even though it's one hallway after another) and found joy in the meta game of taking photographs. Everything else felt forgettable.