The Facts: €œDeveloped by legendary game creator and father of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi and his studio, MISTWALKER, in conjunction with Nintendo, The Last Story centers on a band of mercenaries and follows them on their journey to gain wealth and notoriety. Throughout the adventure, players will experience an engaging story with an emphasis on immersion and environmental interaction. Gameplay is action-oriented, utilizing a cover system and both ranged and melee combat, but also includes strategic elements such as a battle command system which players can use to issue orders to party members on-the-fly, expertly blending classic turn-based mechanics with real-time action combat.
The Review: Last story starts off like every other RPG that I’ve played essentially, however within the first 2 to 3 minutes, after hitting the first battle, I realized there is no fuzzy screens what you see is what you get. No random incounters, so no drawn out runs to your destination. The visuals were better than most and with the mixture of the spectacular fighting system and the witty delivery of the story line makes for an edge of your seat experience. I found the controls easy to manage even for the non gamer while not sacrificing the gameplay and story line keeping the traditional RPG flow.
The story starts off introducing you to your band of misfit mercenaries. The game is set in one city, however for those of you wanting to expirence other territory, this game offers it all to you in one city. The city is made up of a renaissance almost gothic look that is not overwhelming but still gives you that feel of being a hero.
The main character Zael will help you reach that margin as he has the same goal, he wishes to be knight within the court. Now I will not get too in depth with the story so not to spoil the game for you, however I will say the comments made between different party members and the love that each character has towards each other had me both wondering what would happen whether it be romantic, a dissagreement or some whimsical interaction that made me laugh.
The game is fantastic for all ages children to adults. I would recommend The Last Story game as unlike most JRPG often seem dry and drawn out, this game pinnacles both the eastern and western style RPG together for one fantasic game play that makes you wonder if the name itself is only a name and not actually the last story.
Xseed games has even topped the margin by making this game online multiplayer so even when u feel like the game is over, xseed has put you right in the driver seat with your frineds. So instead of having AI control your characters, you have your buddys online play the characters as you would, however the AI is extremely smart and will surprise you at most points of the game but doesn’t pull away from the multiplayer aspect.
To close up, most reviews would give this between 8 and 9.5 rating and i highly agree last story delivers spectactular game play that will keep u on the edge of ur seat and will keep u emotionally attached to the characters in the story which most games now days lack my personal rating for this game is a 9.5
The Last Story was developed by MISTWALKER and Nintendo, exclusively for Wii.€ and will be available in stores August 14!