Summary: We don't get many JRPGs on the PC. This is one of the few. There's a lot to love in this game but there are some problems as well. The biggest problem by far is the interface. You can use your mouse and keyboard but you'll be forced to use the keyboard in situations where the mouse would make more sense (like the main menu). You'll get used to it but it's really sad that this wasn't supported.
Summary: Since the US version of the game is hard to find and expensive, I decided to take a gamble on the UK import. It works perfectly fine and I was able to get it running on steam in no time without any problems. Being available through steam is a huge plus for me, however, it may be a con for you. Rest assured that the key is redeemable on a US steam account though. Now, I'm sure you know a great deal about the game itself.
Summary: Overall I enjoyed this game greatly, especially after tweaking it... PROS: - The Last Remnant looks GREAT on a high end PC (circa 2008) and plays very smoothly. - Awesome movie sequences. - The gameplay can be addictive. If you enjoy leveling in an RPG, you'll find tons of that here (every stat levels as you fight).
Very pleasantly surprised! Something to be said for low expectations :)
Bandage "Bandage", Amazon
23 December 2009
Summary: I bought The Last Remnant off of Steam last week when it was on sale for $10. I had heard some pretty bad things about this game when it was on the consoles but I gave in and bought it on Steam because 1) it was so cheap and 2) I've heard that they worked out all the technical difficulties in the game and, if not for those, it would have been a great game.
Summary: *The Last Remnant* for PC does several things very, very well. The art direction and graphics are beautiful. The characters have very distinct and well developed personalities, and the English voice acting is supurb. I've heard that the script was originally written in English, and it shows. The side quests motivate and fill out the main story, so simply plowing through the main quest is likely to be much less satisfying than taking one's time with the game.
Square Enix Releases a Good JRPG for the PC Gamer...Finally.
D. Blizzard, Amazon
23 July 2009
Summary: A great game with some flaws. The Last Remnant reminds me a great deal of the Grandia series. That of a weak story surrounded by an innovative battle system. The story is largely standard RPG fare, a girl is taken by an evil sorcerer to harness her powers. There are enough differences with the plot to make it seem less typical, such as political backstabbing and switching loyalties. The battle system is where this game excels, and falters.
Summary: I don't really understand all the hate for this game. It's your typical JRPG. There are lots of accommodating control options so that you can play with a gamepad or mouse/keyboard. The graphics are very nice. The cut scenes are well done. The dialog is well-written. The combat is as simple or complex as you want it to be. There's a lot of room for customization. There's not a lot that's truly spectacular, but there isn't really anything broken either.
Summary: This game for PC is a vast improvement. Assuming your computer can handle this game, it will definitely take a few grey hairs off your head. The battles are harder, yes. But in turn, you also get to recruit unions full of leaders, instead of your faceless wonders for filler. The graphics are cleaner, and also, the game runs faster. No more waiting a good 10 seconds for Mr. Diggs to grab up some loot. No more waiting a year for the first turn of your battle to finish up.
Summary: Do yourself a favor and get this on PC. The visuals are absolutely enchanting. Works well with a gamepad or even a 360 controller with PC adapter, if you have one. I play it on my tv whilst sitting on the couch-just as I would, if playing it on the 360. The only difference is the graphics are much much inproved. The textures are very detailed technically and artisticly. Story-wise the game seems pretty generic.