Summary: Given all of the misses lately, you may not remember that Final Fantasy is a top tier franchise. While the numbered sequels never disappoint and there are the occasional spin-off surprises (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII springs to mind), most of the recent off-shoots haven't lived up to...
Wii Review - 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time'
17 April 2009
Summary: Using a new technology called the "Pollux Engine Square Enix has created a true cross-platform game as it will be identical on both NDS and Wii, down to the last detail. Use the stylus to control your character on the NDS while the Wiimote will mimic the same actions when used on the Wii.
Conclusion: The boring puzzles that constantly interrupt the game's momentum are a shame, and a greater variety of dungeons would have made the experience richer, but these aren't enough to defeat the game's better elements altogether.
Pros: Compelling dungeon-crawling action is constantly rewarding, Local multiplayer is lots of fun, Accessible enough for newcomers, rich enough for veterans.
Cons: Dual-screen interface awkwardly tossed onto the Wii, Way too many simple, boring puzzles, Online multiplayer can suffer from lag, Small number of dungeons, AI companions aren't very bright.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii) - Review
6 April 2009
Excerpt: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is the second installment in the Nintendo-exclusive offshoot series to grace the Wii. This time around the title boasts an all new original story and enhanced multiplayer options including cross platform play with the simultaneously-released DS...
Excerpt: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Review Versions Tested: Wii, DS Just a year after Ring of Fates, Echoes of Time for the Nintendo DS is the third entry in the multiplayer Crystal Chronicles imprint of the Final Fantasy franchise.