Conclusion: Overall, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon is an excellent and surprisingly deep game. This title does an excellent job of walking the fine line between being a Final Fantasy title and a dungeon crawler and gets the formula just right. Plus, it has a cute little Chocobo as the main character, and that's certainly a plus for me!
Conclusion: For a 15 dollar price point, the game is a bit on the expensive side. You can easily collect every collectible and costume in your first run through, which lasts around five to six hours. Once the story is completed you can go back to complete various side quests or collect any costume materials you may have missed. While the story does drag at points, it has a great heart and a touching ending that goes beyond its Halloween trappings.
Excerpt: Some years back, in the days of the PSOne, Square tried a very bold move; it released a game in the US that had lots of kiddie appeal, but also some decent play mechanics. That game was Chocobo's Dungeon 2, which continued Square's tradition of confusing US gamers with odd numbering (we had never received Chocobo's Dungeon 1). Almost 10 years later, Square decided to resurrect the franchise on the seemingly family-friendly Wii.
Conclusion: Are you a fan of games such as Shiren The Wanderer , Pokémon Mystery Dungeon , or even Etrian Odyssey ? They all share the concept surrounding Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon . Hardcore dungeon crawling is indeed a huge niche in a multi-million consumer market, but what that comes down to is the same people buying these games each and every year. They can't help it, but there's nothing wrong with that.
Excerpt: It's fair to say that Chocobo's Dungeon, at first glance, seems to be a game suffering from an identity crisis. On the one hand you have its rather twee pastoral setting, its squeaky-voiced characters and its cute-as-a-button protagonist. On the other you have core gameplay which is loosely based on an ancient PC game called Rogue, which was renowned for its punishing difficulty.
Conclusion: Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon ist absolutes Mittelmaß. Das Gameplay bietet auf der einen Seite wenig Tiefgang und ist teilweise nicht durchdacht, dafür kann das simple Spielprinzip auch recht entspannend sein, da man den Titel spielen kann, ohne dabei viel denken zu müssen.