Excerpt: North American Wii owners were treated to a fresh and exciting new JRPG experience earlier this year with Xenoblade Chronicles , and now it’s time to repeat the process with The Last Story . Developer Mistwalker – of Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey fame – has created a game less concerned with a sprawling, epic feel and more so with a charismatic group of heroes and a battle system that flips the genre on its head.
Pros: Unique combat system with plenty of depth, Wonderful chemistry between characters, Great visuals and music
Cons: Main plot is forgettable, Surprisingly linear
Conclusion: The Last Story is one of those games that everyone who is into RPGs should play, however its one that will only be enjoyed by those who are into JRPGs and looking for something different. When you step back and look at the overall picture, you can easily see that Hironobu Sakaguchi’s vision for The Last Story was well executed.
Excerpt: The Last Story is far from a flawless game. It some regards, it barely attempts to try anything new and plays it safe. At the same time, we are presented with a beautifully crafted world, a very fun group of characters, and a dynamic battle system that is at the heart of this game. It may take a while to grow on you, but once it does, you’ll find yourself completely entranced.
Excerpt: The Wii has been the go-to console for proper Japanese RPGs this generation. Final Fantasy XIII was a colossal disappointment when it was intended to be one of the biggest titles for the genre. The best thing about the Wii is that while it is a less powerful system, games are easier to produce and of course, much less expensive to produce.
Excerpt: Continuing the pleasant surprise that is the Wii's RPG swan song, The Last Story is a most welcome follower in the footsteps of Xenoblade . Mistwalker steps away from the turn-based systems that many will associate with the company and other works of its founder, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Instead, The Last Story slots itself firmly into a more action-oriented position, helped by a constantly moving story and fast-paced, always flowing boss battles.
Summary: The Last Story features time-honored RPG gameplay and story elements but also adds modern twists to the traditional RPG formula. Customize your items and character and master the innovative combat system to succeed in this epic new RPG universe.
Summary: Parents need to know that The Last Story is an action role-playing game for Wii with plenty of frenetic, non-bloody combat. The steady violence combines with some light sexual overtones, frequent reference to alcohol and intoxication, and mild profanity to make this a game suitable for teens and older audiences.