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I rented Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii the other day and I must say it feels like a Final Fantasy game. The rendering and handling is among the best games I have played on the Nintendo Wii and the story and character interaction is fun and entertainment. It feels a little more like you are part of an interactive movie and story than an actual game as there are so many cut scenes where you play a minor action in them, but this is all the more engaging.
One thing I don’t like as much is the battle sequences however, I miss the traditional turn based combat as seen in Final Fantasy X, VII, and older FF series games. In this game you don’t swing a sword or even fight like you do with Final Fantasy XII (at least in the beginning you don’t) but you instead use your powers to toss your opponents by locking on to them and holding B and flinging them back, or by locking onto objects and throwing them into your opponents. So far I am only about an hour into the game and I miss the various weapon and attack combinations that you don’t appear to get with Crystal Chronicles.
That being said the story and artwork are incredible, the music is astounding and I am immensely enjoying the game as a nice “snack” before Final Fantasy XIII comes out for the PS3 and XBox360 in the next few weeks. If you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series and you own the Nintendo Wii, I highly recommend you take a look at Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.