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: The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest attempt at a hopeful new franchise to join the ranks of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and to a certain extent, Star Ocean. It's a great attempt, but it could have been even better had they used an engine they knew more about. Still, this is absolutely a unique game that any hardcore RPG fan can appreciate; assuming technical problems don't bother them too much.
Conclusion: Role-playing games of yesteryear are clear labours of love, and it seems no one ever had, or ever will have, a passion and dedication to unleashing what The Last Remnant could offer. Since we’re stuck with an unrefined and choppy experience, it’s better to dust off some classics and remind yourself what makes this genre so special. After that, give Square Enix a call and let them know.