Excerpt: When I first heard that Square-Enix was actually bringing a JRPG to the PC, they certainly caught my attention. While I’m not the biggest fan of the genre, I did like the prospect of playing The Last Remnant with a keyboard and mouse due to my preference to those over a controller. Being one of the few games from Japan that actually uses the Unreal Engine allowed Square’s latest high-budget game to be brought over with no trouble.
Summary: Its hard to recommend The Last Remnant. From the terrible bugs that make it nearly unplayable unless you install it, lackluster storytelling, and mediocre soundtrack. The only thing The Last Remnant got right was the battle system. If you need a jrpg fix then give it a try but otherwise its not a buy.
Pros: Battles system is well define, controls are satifactory, meaningful side quests.
Cons: Bad story presentation, Terrible graphical bugs, music becomes redundant.
Excerpt: Square Enix + RPG + Xbox 360 = ? When it comes to taking JRPGs from their native territory and popularizing them in the West, there’s only one company that comes to mind – Square Enix – and when that company develops a new title for a console that has supposedly failed in their home territory, you have to sit up and take notice.
Excerpt: Well I certainly hope it’s the last. Now I’ll freely and openly admit that I’ve not been looking forward to reviewing this game. In fact, I’ve been putting it off since I was sent it well before Christmas. The reason for this is not that the game looks badly made (as some of the budget games I am sent do) or I have more interesting things to play, which is often the case when I put off writing reviews. The reason is plain and simple – I don’t ‘do’ JRPGs.
Pros: Fairly nice cinematics, outstanding musical score, easy to pick up for beginners.
Cons: Filled with technical flaws, feels like a watered down JRPG, lack of complete voice acting, has a general unfinished feel.