The Last Story
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
Very Interesting and Fun
I bought the game new and some say it's like final fantasy. I wouldn't know because I haven't played it but I do know that this game is great. I am a female hardcore gamer and a casual gamer so I'd say it is great for everyone all around. It gets you to actually talk to the game and the best part is after beating it you can play it online with other players
Addicting and attention grabbing!
I got this game on Friday after having been looking for it for months. I was so happy when it came to my local Game Stop. If you're a Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts fan, then you'll love the Last Story. Since I bought it, I've been playing it every chance I get; it's truly addicting.
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.
Among the best games of this generation
Even if you aren't an RPG fan, this game is amazing. The gamestyle is a mix between a classic RPG and Legend of Zelda. You control your character freely in real time (so it's not turn-based), but you can also tell the other characters to use certain attacks. If that's not your thing, then you can just let them fight on their own.
The story is amazing as well, perhaps one of the best I've come across. There is a love story (not completely original, but that doesn't diminish it), fighting, betrayal, political corruption, adventure, and a desire to uncover a deep secret hidden through time. There are a number of "SAY WHAT?!?!?!" moments in the game too.
I absolutely recommend this game to anyone who likes action and a good plot.
great game, but very short
great music, amazing game play, pretty decent story, the only that sucks? the length of this game. you feel thirsty after beating it and just wished they could have made it at least longer. aside from this its a great game and a must buy.
I was hesitant when walking into gamestop to buy this game, but thought, "what the heck," and purchased my copy of The Last Story. I have been very grateful for my rash decision making ever since. This game offers a very involved story and aesthetically pleasing gameplay and fight sequences. The main character is granted abilities that allow you to think tactfully and help promote different fighting tactics. Even though the Wii's graphic capability is lacking when compared to other consoles, the producers of The Last Story were able to get past that stumbling block and deliver a beautiful game to us as a result. From the creators of Final Fantasy, The Last Story is a brilliant RPG you don't want to miss!
i have both xenoblade chronicles and the last story (waiting for pandora's tower) and in my opinion i like the last story better. you dont have to wait long for the action to start and the story is one of the best in any video game, not being corny but the story is amazing especially the zael and calista scenes, you can really feel their emotions for each other(Stargazers Tower scene) you can customize their clothes and armor. the soundtrack is AWESOME! it really fits well with whatever part your in the game.. Hironobu Sakaguchi has done it again.
Great game, for some
After about 4 hours I put the game down and... Never picked it up again.
Don't get me wrong, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay gorgeous, the characters are well-designed.
I think the problem is, if you're an RPG nut like myself, the game just doesn't feel unique enough... It was just kind of a been there done that feeling.
What's the difference, then, between a game like The Last Story and, say, Pokemon or Final fantasy where the core game mechanics change very little over time?
I think it's the aspect of a "hook", Pokemon has a collecting sort of "Gotta catch 'em all hook" and, in more recent titles, very unique plotline that serves to draw in older players very well. Final Fantasy, on the same note, has a beautiful plotline with relatable characters, and a unique storyline. The Last Story has a very RPG-esque plot that reminiscent to the style of stoyline that seems constant throughout the RPG genre.
I think the main difference between those games and The Last Story, however, is innovation. Pokemon, Final Fantasy, they all draw upon unique game mechanics that just work. The Last Story, while beautiful, felt like it has drawn on other RPGs for its influence rather than innovating the genre.
Graphically, The Last Story may be the Wii's best title: pushing the hardware to its limit. However, the overall playability of the game will leave many RPG dissatisfied.
Will I ever pick up the game again? Time will tell. But for now, unfortunately, it collects dust.
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.