When I first saw this game I thought that it might be interesting. But when I received it I was mind boggled. I couldn't pull myself away from it. The graphics are exuberant. The game style is fantastic. There were a couple parts that reminded me of the Microsoft game Fable but they were few and far between. The game was unexpectedly, happily long. I'll admit that it was predictable but even though it was I still immensely enjoyed it.
I did consider the Zelda series to be my #1 game out there, but The Last Story surpasses all but their most recent. And even there it is tight. I would definitely suggest this to anyone who enjoys games with good character development and brilliant graphics. Even the accents don't bug me, and I hate the British accent.
The Last Story has many strengths. The story - although starting out slowly - pulled me in and made me care, however the mostly linear style made me miss the open-world style of most newer RPGs. The battle system, while on the surface being simplistic, turned out to be quite engaging and at times satisfyingly challenging. Its downside is that it can get a little repetitive.
I gave The Last Story an 8 but most likely would have done 8.5 had that been available (unfortunately I don't think 9 is warranted).
So I got it today... also sending it back today. I just didn't get into it... The graphics weren't that great from what I've played before. The voices in the game could have been a lot better then what they were( like for example made sure the voices were unique and not so easy to confuse with the others). Mind you I did play this for only 20 minutes... but, it reminded me of a cheap final fantasy XIII a repetitive battle run through. Blah is all I have to say.