"The Last Story. The phrase invokes a feeling that it’s not going to be just some run-of-the-mill plotline. When an author writes his final novel, a band performs their final song, or an artist paints her last piece of artwork, there is a deep sense that it needs to be great. It needs to be captivating. It needs to be a shining highlight of the final days of his/her career. The phrase finds itself as the title of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s latest work. While the game is called The Last Story, it is not Sakaguchi’s last game, but he is writing it like one. Perhaps unintentionally, The Last Story is very likely the Wii’s last notable game in North America before the system enters retirement."