Rated 9 out of 10
by LordAxel This game is a perfect game for all gamers.
This game is good for people who like to play Gears of war Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda. It combines all these games in one to make a game that get you on the edge of your seat every step of the way.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Buswaxer4LIFE Renewed Interest In Japanese RPG's
I left another review earlier but after I beat it I would say I have a deeper understanding and appreciation for this amazing title. So everyone, ignore my other review. The graphics are amazing for the Wii although some of the textures are a little grainy. The story, although very cliche at times was enveloping and engaging. The characters are very likable and well developed. The gameplay shines in this game. The combat is very satisfying and avoids button mashing by eliminating the need for an attack button! The the strategy and the action mix well together in order to form some amazing and bizarre STRACTION game or something. The music in the game of course is phenomenal being composed by Nobuo Uematsu. The voice acting is surprisingly strong for a JRPG which usually have the worst voice acting possible. Over all this was an amazing game that I would highly recommend. And even though the multiplayer seems like it would just be a cheap gimmick attached on, it is actually very fun!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Glitchy000 Operation Rainfall Wins
I was long convinced that Operation Rainfall (a movement to get Xenoblade, Last Story, and Pandora's Tower localized) was going to turn out to be a failure. I sent NOA letter after letter with not anything more than, "Thanks, but we can't say anything".
So when I heard Xenoblade Chronicles was going to be localized in the UK, I snatched it up from there. AMAZING GAME. Of the best games ever, definitely better than anything PS3, 360, or even other Wii games (and I play everything!)
Anyway, I digress, this is Phase 2 of Operation Rainfall's success and I will whole-heartedly give Nintendo the money they deserve for these great titles. Perhaps making them JP-only for a while was just a great sales ploy to drive up demand... In any case, I want this game. You do too.
(PS Sorry, Gamestop. I already preordered Pandora's Tower CE from England because it comes with a steel case, art book, and the snazzy black box that "mature" Wii games get in Japan, but I promise to get Last Story [and Xenoblade again] in the proper NTSC format.)
Rated 10 out of 10 by LastOutsider One of the BEST games yet!
First off this and "Xenoblade chronicles" are amazing games that are defiantly the best WII games, and also one of the best games ever made. This game has a short story (not talking about quests). But it has an excellent one, filled with so many realistic, lovable yet funny but not cheesy characters. Even the villains, some of the villains you'll feel sorry for killing them during the fight or after when you understand their story. I hated one of the villains until when i fought him he turned mental and talked about stuff during the fight, i really feel bad for them. Also their are many plot twists. The music is amazing especially during 1v1 fights. The Graphics are great! especially for the WII. The Gameplay is something i haven't played before, the gameplay is the really special things in this games. Every mission you'll find yourself using different tactics some which help make the mission easier using stealh, intelligence, or just not having a tactic at all (my favorite). Long Story short BUY THIS GAME, you won't regret it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Bigalaz11 One of the best rpg's I've played in a long time
It's been quite a while since I enjoyed an rpg all the way through like I did this one. For the Wii the graphics are pretty good and it's just a blast in my opinion. It's not a perfect rpg, but it is very well done. Here are some thoughts:
- While not extremely deep or complex, the storyline is enjoyable
- Fantastic cast of characters around the main protagonist
- Very amusing with funny banter frequently
- Some adult themes occasionally which were pretty amusing
- Lots of little side things to do throughout town that continue to pop up throughout the game over time
- Battle system is original and fun
- Weapon upgrade system is fun and not too complex
- Quite a few optional story missions and dungeons
- New game +
- Very linear game
- Not open world, you are pretty much stuck to the city the whole time.
- Other characters in the party, while fun and amusing, could use more back story
- Somewhat short for an rpg
Rated 10 out of 10 by Danrx78 Hidden Gem
As this game came to me in the most unexpected way, I never once heard or even seen anyone play this game before and now I want everyone to play it. This game leaves you wanting more, yet finished really good without any loose-ends. The graphics may not be its strong points but this game truly shows that a game doesn't need good graphics to be great. A hidden gem everyone should try, sure it has motion control buts its so basic and its doesn't need calibration like Skyward Sword. With its main concept of focus and strategy it's one of kind among hundreds of AAA titles out there and Nintendo needs to go back on their 3rd party developers to make more great games like this. 9/10
Rated 0 out of 10 by Dougasm The Wii is really going out with a bang.
This game has had it's release date pushed back more times than I care to admit but that's making me want it that much more. However, XSeed has officially announced the release date on their main website so I doubt it will be pushed back any further. The last release date before pushing it to August was set on the same day as Kingdom Hearts 3D. Kingdom Hearts is one of my all time favorite series and even dropped the extra cash for the Mark of Mastery edition and yet I was still holding more anticipation for The Last Story than Kingdom Hearts. However, I did notice something that Game Stop forgot to mention about this game on their webpage. Aside from the soundtrack you get from pre-ordering, XSeed is distributing all first print copies of The Last Story in a special box bundled with a 40 page soft cover art book. It's basically meant to reward everyone who bought the game at launch. I'm not sure why Game Stop didn't mention that considering it would help push up pre-order sales. So by pre-ordering it, you're getting a special edition of the game for no extra cost.
Rated 9 out of 10 by NeonWick A beautiful piece
This game is very beautiful. The landscapes and the details put into the scenery is captivating. The storyline is very amazing as well. Its a bit predictable but the story is very interesting. Another thing I liked was the customization. The player has the oppurtunity to change the style of the armor, as well as the color, to suit your fashion needs. You have to collect dye materials by defeating enemies. It was really fun collecting all the dye! The only thing I would say isn't that realistic, is the movements of some of the characters. Some of the characters don't move well. Another thing I saw was that there is a substantial lag between the free moving part of the game and the cut scene. Usually, the cut scene would start about 3 seconds after reaching the area or finishing a battle.
Overall, a 9. The graphics are good. The story is good, just the lag and the difficulty got me.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Vaporkat Just Finished - All Time Favorite RPG
I got my hands on a copy of the European release a few weeks ago and I've been playing it nonstop since.. After being a tiny bit let down with some features of Xenoblade, I wasn't totally sure if I would enjoy this game as much as I wanted to. Boy was I WRONG! This is absolutely, positively the greatest RPG I've ever played. I have to rank it above all the Final Fantasy games even, which I am a huge fan of as well. The characters are perfect, the battle system is perfect (using the classic controller at least, I didn't try the nunchuk controls) and the graphics are simply stunning, especially for the Wii. The multiplayer mode is really fun too, and there are lots of "auras" you can get from battling online that will enhance your characters. :D I'm about to begin my second playthrough (it lets you keep your stats and playtime for this) and I cannot wait for the newly announced soundtrack along with the artbook for when I get my U.S. copy. I was blown away by The Last Story, hope you lot are too! We've got an instant classic here =] ps.. be sure to get the invisible dye in your sidequests xD
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheJacobus Tear-Jerking, mind-boggling, and a EPIC Time!!!!!!
This game was pricy but worth EVERY penny when I got it! It is beautiful from the action to the composed score for this masterpiece. It will make you cry! It will make you ANGRY!!! And it is a ride of a lifetime!