Summary: Ok, so I'd like to start this review by stating that those looking for something similar to Final Fantasy 6-9 (and possibly 10) may be slightly disappointed by this game. It does not have the same emphasis on dialogue and character relationships. Story missions are not quite so subtly linked to the plot and, due to the massive amount of side missions and the way the menus are laid out, it's easy to become detached from what's happening in order to focus on collecting...
Summary: 1st id like to say after the reading the reviews i was expecting one of the best rpg games of all time. Sadly it isnt that, dont get me wrong its a very good game but to compare it to the greatest of all FF7 is plain ridiculous. It isnt as good as ff7 but its still very good. the combat system is simple enough to enjoy but complex enough to keep things interesting.
Summary: I've played all the legendary RPGs from Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, FFs etc etc. This game is simply one of the greatest ever. It also has one of the most memorable soundtracks in gaming history. A game so epic, I dont know how they managed to fit it all onto one disk playing on the Wii. Simply stunning and a must buy.
Summary: Exciting Characters. Spectacular gameplay. Enthralling story. AMAZING locations. and THE BEST soundtrack I've ever heard. Xenoblade Chronicles is simply the best JRPG in years, streets ahead of the competition! The combat system is simple enough to pick up immediatly yet complex enough to stay fun throughout the adventure.
Summary: This game... THIS GAME!!!! This has to be one of the best games i've ever played; with an awesome selection of characters, music and story makes this my #1 game on the wii. As well as that includingXenoblade Chronicles (Wii)]] side quests,secret areas etc the gametime for even the most skilled players is fantastic with at least 80hours available, and around 40 for the main story itself!
Summary: First off, I warn you... You have to be willing to play for a good 1 and a half, at least. The start of the game was a bit dull to me, I found myself pretty bored but I have a "5 hour" limit for games, I play at least 5 hours before deciding to go on or not... This game got completely and utterly amazing in an instant. The battle system is annoying TO START WITH but you get used to it very quickly, it's not for the unskilled! You have to think about your every move.
Summary: If you liked Final Fantasy XII and wished it had continued, heres your chance. Sadly this game seems set to fly under the radar due to a lack of enthusiasm by the Eu Publishers *sigh*. The game is an action/rpg. It has loads of different weapons, Armour, equipment power up crystals and many more things to collect. Many different enemies. A huge skill and upgrade tree. An engaging main quest and multiple side quests.
If you enjoyed Final Fantasy X, DO NOT MISS THIS GAME !!!!
Leon Maxwell, amazon.co.uk
7 October 2011
Summary: I bought this game hoping that it would provide an original epic story, and it totaly did. the story seems to be amazing, the (overworld map) idea is amazing. the battle system is engaging, you don't need to learn so many skills to start formulating tactics. the skills and arts learning system is beautifully complicated, not too simple not too hard.... simply PERFECT. the side quests are more fun to do, since you can earn EXP through them and actually level up.
Summary: Quite simply it's the best RPG of the generation, going back a whole decade. I'm 110 hours into the game and still have a fair bit left until I finish the story (incl. Endgame content) The game mixes strong characters/story of a Final Fantasy title with the vastness and exploration quality of an MMORPG, topped with a lovely style, stunning cinematic cutscenes (comparable to a Metal Gear Solid title) and a beautiful soundtrack. It's absolutely peerless in ambition.
Summary: Initially gave this one a pretty bad review. Having played it a bit more I would actually say its fairly decent, but by no means deserving of 5 stars. The whole dynamic of the game is compelling, but the exploration is too linear and story driven and battles can be difficult to manage. Also, instead of "clearing" a dungeon, there is a lot of ducking and dodging and running away from the stronger monsters which is a bit annoying. And then there are the bosses...