Excerpt: There’s something truly admirable about a video game that can really captivate you and make you care about its plot and all of its characters. This is the case with The Last Story , a fantasy RPG from the mind of the legendary Hironobu Sakaguchu. The game isn’t afraid to present a story that properly delivers a combination of serious overtones, humorous moments, and straight up WTF scenarios.
Excerpt: Aside from what looks to be a stellar compilation of past Kirby games and the sequel to the fantastic Epic Mickey (which is multiplatform, by the way), The Last Story is, guess what, the last story gamers will see on Nintendo's revolutionary Wii console. The Wii U is right around the corner and to say that new Wii releases have trailed off is about the understatement of the decade.
Excerpt: UK REVIEW--As you begin your journey in The Last Story, you get the feeling you've seen this all before; the maniacal dictator seeking ungodly powers, the crisis that threatens the survival of the world, and the band of shockingly youthful renegades, with even shockingly bigger swords, whose job it is to put it all right again. It's a familiar tale, but The Last Story is far from a familiar game.
Pros: Rich narrative with characters you actually care about, Innovative and fast-paced battle system, Beautiful visuals push the Wii to its limits, Heaps of side quests, Great localization
Excerpt: It amazes me that the negative reviewer above me states that it's a bad game because it wasn't what he was hoping for. Anyone who knows anything about this game, Understand that it will go above and beyond what you are expecting. It IS an older game, and that matched with the fact that it's on wii means that the graphics aren't quite on par with the likes of FF XIII. Otherwise it's a great game. A great RPG with a fantastic storyline.
Excerpt: Despite its title this is, in many ways, a first story. The Last Story presents a cast of fresh faces in mercenary Zael and his band of cohorts, a new world in the lush diversity of Lazulis Island and a clutch of innovative new game mechanics in its fascinating battle system. Despite its originality, though, this game's DNA is timeworn and at times familiar.
Summary: Last Story je zvláštní hra. Svým vzezřením a pojetím hratelnosti nás vrací v čase na samý pokraj století, a přesto má v sobě životaschopný herní motor, který strčí bez problémů do kapsy i JRPG z letošního roku. Nebýt pomalého rozjezdu a malé hráčské volnosti, mohla se Last Story směle měřit i s právem vychvalovaným Xenoblade Chronicles. Avšak srovnávat obě hry by nebylo tak úplně správné, neboť v jádru to jsou dvě naprosto odlišné hry.