The Last Story
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.
If you see this game buy it don't think twice just
this game is one you don't want to miss beacuse if you do you'll regret it this game is amazing and personally better than eny nintendo game on the wii
An Amazing RPG, the perfect swan song for the Wii
Okay, before I get heavy into things, I just want to point out why my gameplay and graphics scores are 9s. For me, these would have both been 10s if not for one factor. This game pushes the Wii so hard that, during heavy combat sequences and a few of the CG videos during the game, there would be a frame rate drop. The game is still very much playable and this is not a game-breaking problem, but it does happen enough be a bit cumbersome. However, that may simply be due to the fact that my Wii is 6 years old and it's too worn out to keep up with the game. That being said, this game is fantastic. The bulk of this game, what you're really buying it for, is the story. The story is great. Avoiding as many spoilers as I can, you have romance, a dark history, a dream, and a long battle to achieve that dream. Some of the story elements may play into gaming cliches, but they do a fantastic job at it and the story comes through almost if not flawlessly. The battles are fun too. There are auto-attack and manual attack options, depending on preference. The initial setting is auto-attacking. As you play you will gain new combat abilities for yourself as well as your allies, as well as a function to direct commands to your team to tell each of the characters what to do next. As well, you have access to most of your own techniques without needing to access them through the command function, though at a cost of the command energy build-up. This plays a vital role in keeping you from simply spamming your move along with other commands, and also allows you to be able to use the technique when you most need it, balancing the battles quite well. Aside from this, there is also upgrade-able equipment, that not only gets improved with each upgrade, but visually changes with each upgrade as well. An example of this would be a new piece of armor attached to your arm when you upgrade your suit. You also are able to change the colors of your equipment, there are an assortment of dyes and options for that. On to graphics. This game is visually stunning. Taking the time to just look at the detail in the game and the beauty in the world that was created is well worth it. It truly is one of the best looking games on the Wii, and arguably the best, given art-style preference. The world really comes to life. Especially during the CG animated sequences, you can really see the emotion in the characters faces and it does a fabulous job of taking you into the world. The music in this game is beautiful and generally quite fitting the mood. Getting caught up in the gameplay so much that the music sometimes may seem to go by unnoticed due to all of the visual and gameplay candy you're receiving is not to say that the music isn't fantastic. The game would simply not be the same without it. The music really brings this amazing game to the next level, so I highly recommend you do a better job than me at taking notice of this, cause it really is just that good. The voice acting is good. I'm not gonna lie, I mainly play handheld games or Zelda, so I don't have too many things to compare it to, but the voices synced up with the mouth motions well and the characters are all assortments of british accents, and seem to fit with the game very well. This game has a varied amount of time to play through the story mode, depending on how you play. Going around to explore the world and taking the time to face the arena over and over again to make money will probably bring you closer to 30 hours, though 20 seems to be a good estimate. This isn't to say that this is all the game has, though. After the initial play through, the arena is still open for business and a second play through with additional weapon and armor upgrades, as well as tougher bosses and large enemies (though sadly not the smaller troops), make for a lasting game, enabling you to get every weapon upgrade and seeing the characters in their ultimate gear, set to your liking, as well as getting to enjoy the story all over again. Beyond this, the game has an online multiplayer mode for basically deathmatches or co-op boss battles. With all this in a single package, this makes The Last Story the perfect game for the Wii to go out on. Now I will say this, this is a game for RPG fans, who like real-time strategy battles. If you don't like RPGs or the real-time battles then this is not the game for you. But if this sounds remotely interesting, I highly recommend this. This is my favorite game of this generation. If you're interested in this, I recommend you pick it up. Or even gamefly it and then pick it up if you like it. And if you really want to support this genre, I recommend picking up a new copy, because this game has not had chart topping sales, despite how good it is and it really deserves them. Every purchase also improves our chances of seeing another game like this. Well I hope you guys liked my review and game on!