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The Last Story
9.1 out of 10

The Last Story

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Overall 8
8.0

The Last Story Review

GamerNode
21 October 2012
  • Summary: What started out as genuine confusion on my part slowly transformed into unabashed giddiness at a game willing to take risks and reap the consequential benefits.
  • Pros: Unique combat system with plenty of depth, Wonderful chemistry between characters, Great visuals and music
  • Cons: Main plot is forgettable, Surprisingly linear
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Overall 9
8.5

The Last Story

Gaming Evolution
2 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Last Story

Nintendo World Report
27 August 2012
  • Summary: A flawed, but respectable addition to the Wii's library.
  • Pros: Careful attention to detail, Fun and distinctive battle system, Fun online multiplayer, Interesting story and characters
  • Cons: Combat can become too chaotic, Often-finicky camera, Too many missed opportunities
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
7.6
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 9
9.3
Storyline 8
8.2
Control 8
7.6

Expert Review

RPGFan
27 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Primarily for those who enjoy a sense of presence and characterization.
  • Pros: Great sense of atmosphere, expertly written dialogue, fantastic voice acting and music.
  • Cons: Shallow combat, typical JRPG plot, some camera problems.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.7
Storyline 9
8.5

The Last Story

GameTrailers
23 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The Last Story--an appropriate title for what may very well be the platform’s swan song--is an RPG from the original creators of the Final Fantasy series. The game’s unique battle system, multiplayer elements, and mission structure are a departure from the norm.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Last Story review

GamesRadar
21 August 2012
  • Excerpt: On its surface, The Last Story deals in many of the tired-out tropes that define the JRPG genre. And that’s perhaps unsurprising, given that the man who pioneered many of those tropes, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, led development on this Wii title.
  • Pros: The gorgeous, Disney-esque catchy score, Deceptively nuanced combat, Subversive story flips JRPG tropes on their head
  • Cons: Occasional slowdown when combat gets hairy, The inability to fuss over stats, How linear the game can be at times
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Overall 8
7.5

The Last Story Review

ztgd.com
21 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Mistwalker's latest finally comes to the states. Was it worth all the hype and petitions? Our full review.
  • Pros: + Great characterization, + Deep customization, + Nice character graphics, + Interesting battle system
  • Cons: Unpolished gameplay, Forgettable soundtrack from a master, Environments can be very plain looking, Flawed camera
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Overall 8
8.0

The Last Story (Wii)

Vooks
20 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 6
6.0

Tales, Fables, and Chronicles Still Remain

RPGamer
7 April 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 9
8.5

Wii Review - 'The Last Story'

WorthPlaying
5 April 2012
  • 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.
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