Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Higher Then My Expectations
The reason i rate this game so highly is because i expectedd so much less. I think it was actuall very fun. the controls were a little dull because it was pretty much doing the same thing, over and over again; holding 'B' and flicking your wrist in a certain direction. The storyline was okay. Everything fit together and all that. The game did only take like ten hours though, that something I didn't like that much. Another thing that sucked is not being able to use and weapons or any other bearer powers than moving stuff around, which, if they make a sequel or bring crystal bearers back into another game, i hope they will do. Don't get me wrong, it was fun throwing people out of my way and into garbage chutes but, i would like to be able to do somethin else as well. Maybe some healing powers because in some parts, life went by quickly. Most battles were pretty easy. The hardest for me was the final boss battle. All-in-all, it was an okay game, I'm glad I bought it.
I expected so much more...
I'd have to say I expected much, MUCH more. The camera angles suck, the controls are also horrible. Although, having bad camera angles and poor controls def add to the challenge. The story line of the game was perhaps the best part. This would make a great book or movie, but it was a very poor game. Only a few of the battles were required to do, and the battles that weren't required had too little of a time limit to do them in. Normally people'd be able to do it, I'm sure, but because of the bad camera and controls I hardly had enough time to defeat all the enemies I had to. (I'm talking about the miasma things in the air that make everyone clear out of the area and monsters appear.) I was getting so tired of not knowing there was an enemy behind me and getting attacked. Really, the only thing other than the story line I liked, was that you could pick people up. Although, people were also allowed to do stuff to you, like trip you...Which I HATED. Overall I DO NOT suggest this game.
Better than you would think.
I Think this game is pretty good overall, but is lacking in many areas. the combat is pretty confusing and awkward (you attack enemies by picking them up and throwing them at other enemies/walls/ trees/etc.) but other than that it's actually a pretty good wii game. The on-rails sequences are pretty fun and the story is really good. It's also one of the few Wii RPGs that actually lets you explore the world in small zones instead of linear pathways. If you can pick it up I would recommend it, but be warned: the combat takes some getting used to.
Game is Iffy
This is an ok game I am a Final Fantasy fan and was playing this expecting it to be longer than it was I had the game for a week and beat it in 12hr 46min. I did have a major issue with the Voice overs completely following the way of the old Kung-fu type movies in that the voices are completly off sync with the videos. In addition to the voices being off sync there is a definite lack in soundtracks.Most of the music has a repeat cycle in about 2 minute loops. This game does have the challengeng aspect of most Final Fantasy games where there is a ton of miscellaneous stuff to do including medals and mini games. Overall I would rate the game about a 7 of 10. For kids this game may pose a bit challenging with how active you use the Wii remote to interact with the environments. This games merchants disappoint in that you can only buy from the shops and not sell. For the avid gamer you could find quite a few flaws in this game but it is still a good play.
Let's be real. While playing games where you have supernatural powers, you always wonder, "Why can't I just take that boulder and throw it at his head?!" Apparently, our friends at Square Enix thought the same thing, so they made this game. Anything you can find, you can throw in a Goblin's face, feed to a Bomb, or hurl at a Behemoth. Case in point, I'd buy this game a second time just because the fighting system is so good! Plus, the music is incredible and the graphics drool-worthy, and the storyline completes the package with fun minigames and excellent plot twists. Also, with a list of achievements so huge, it keeps you playing for days on end!
The only downsides of this game are Layle's voice acting and the "beach" minigame...had to have my wife play that one.
Best Crystal Chronicle (tied with Echoes of Time)
Don't listen to what others say, remember this IS A WII GAME!!! (Not a Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, DS, Gamecube or whatever..)
You are going to be using the remotes motion control!!!!
Wonderful story, beautiful graphics and great characters, FFCC:TCB has it all.
FFCC:TCB is a great game, and a good game to add to your Wii collection.
This game is absolutely the worst game made in the Final Fantasy game series. I bought this game expecting swords, shurikens, guns and blood. What I got was a ray of light that comes out of my hand mainly to toss things around. What kind of damage does that do? Honestly, I did enjoy the beginning where I had to shoot the bird things while falling off the aircraft, but after that, everything just fell off a cliff. The controls were the same for everything: hold the B button and flick your wrist. What's the fun in that? Once I got to the city place, I had no clue of what to do. I was literally just shooting the old ladies with my light ray thing and stealing their money. I took a day's worth of gameplay and a peek of a walkthrough to realize that I need to do something to the giant clock. Then when I had to run away from the lizards riding on chikens, all you had to do was keep flicking your wrist. It was more annoying than fun. If you're still seriously thinking about getting this game, I recommend also buying the strategy guide, but then again, it'll suck the little fun that's left.
Yeesh. This game...wow. I could live without it. After reading an article about it in Nintendo Power, It made me hyped. But when I actually bought it and played it... yikes. The gameplay: Alright I guess. There are several things to do in the game using telekineses, but it sort of gets bland after a while. Graphics: Perfect, actually. They are definitely some of the best on the console. The monster's had a lot of detail into them. Sound: The classical parts were great, especially the main theme. However, the jazz stuff in the open areas get annoying after a while. The voice acting also was sort of annoying because the lip syncing was pretty bad in English. Story: Yikes! It was so stupid. Mind you, the characters were interesting, but the thing in general was just awful. Even worse, there's no skip buttons for cut-scenes. The story is short, but I never bothered finishing it. Lasting Appeal: Outlook: Not so good. The story is short and there are these medals you can collect which serve no purpose at all. In conclusion, save up your money for the Nintendo 3DS or something else (preferably the 3DS). This game isn't worth playing.
This wont be the final fantasy
I have been playing final fantasy seince final fantasy on nintendo I beat that game and did the same with spinoffs and all the numbers excluding 11 witch I hope never ends. Final fantasy crystal chronicles was a great game concept and I enjoyed it however short it was the next two cystal chronicle games we'll whatever. this game will in my estimation be the best game the wii has to offer to date and show final fantasy in a semi serious graphicall manor on a main nintendo system. And all of this will lead right in to the release of XIII and XIV. then shortly followed by the release of the WII 2 with graphics matching thet of competitors, and then finallly after watching 8 numbered final fantasy games fall by the wayside and get sucked up by other companies they will finally come home to nintendo in the form of FINAL FANTASY XV exclusively for WII/2
Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers didn't quite make it to where I thought it might be. The Intro was fun, but than the game starts too feels like it's missing some kind of system. Its too simple. The only thing you can buy are accessories which can boost stats and give minimal abilities. I was expecting additional powers from accessories not things like "No slipping on ice" or "Auto-Recover". These medals you collect give you nothing, but a simple "Way to go! Notification" that you accomplished it. I also thought this game was going to be much longer, while I was finished around 12 hours. While all that bothered, the game didn't seem that bad, but it definetly was not amazing. The story-line is good. I enjoyed the cinematic clips. The voice sync is okay, but it didn't bother. Overall, it needed more. I thought Square Enix could do much better.