gamers (100%) found this review helpful
"I was actually quite surprised with these reviews. Lots of HxC FF fans bustin' a FF game. Well, anyway, lets get to it. For starters I knew this game wasn't going to be like a normal FF game at all, you could tell by the cover. I was really glad to get away from the endless turn-based they've been pumping out. I wouldn't necessarily compare this to what is now FF12, but it's pretty close. The more-or-less free movement is pretty fun. Single player mode, I do admit, is a little saddening. The -tiring- moogle and easy bosses makes single player almost a COMPLETE let down. But, on the off chance that you and some buds have GBA's and cables, it's outstanding fun. The difficulty of the enemies increase quite a bit with the increase of players, along with the years of the levels. I was seeing some complaints about going back to levels, but I' really don't understand the complaint because most (if not all) games make you return to levels. As you enter a level you or a friend (if multi-mode) holds the -chalice- which protects you from Miasma, which is the pollutant of the world. You acquire magic throughout the level to use, which is kind of tedious if the boss is affected by one you can't find. There are certain rewards where you can acquire magic rings during certain years. The bosses are almost to easy in single player, you almost just run around dodging a large, but ridiculously slow monster, nipping at it's ankles until it's dead. In single player you can color your moogle, so it can use spells, which can be combined with your focus attack or spell to create a more powerful blow. 4 outfits for 4 species in the character select, a little limited. Overall it's quite enjoyable with friends. If yer a solo-gamer stay clear, but for a fan, you kinda have to try it. I'm positive this was set for the younger audience to get ready for the more HxC FF games, so, I see nothing wrong with the chibi-fied characters. Stunning field graphics for the GC. And catchy tunes." [[Zee]]
I felt this game was great in both playability and graphics. Anyone who is a fan of this series will enjoy this one. It is also a good beginner game for newcomers to Final Fantasy. The bosses are right in the middle range of difficulty, and the tutorials are most informative. I highly recommend this game to all who are either novices or veterans to this series.
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I was hesitant to try the game, seeing as it's so... cute, but once I was playing the cuteness was bareable. What did bother me, though was the fact that it didn't really have a begining and an end as far as I can tell.
Pros: Fun, action rpg battle system. Numerous classes in which to play. Fun multiplayer.
Cons: Story? What story? Forced to adventure in the same place multiple times.