Sean Smith: "There are hours of fun to be had with Fantasy Life. The free-play nature of the time you will spend in it gives you freedom to develop your lifeskills, and learn all of the trades that it has to offer. It is certainly rewarding doing so, and the more experience you gain, the further you can reach, the bigger and more satisfying the rewards. If I had to criticise what is otherwise a brilliant value package, it is the woefully disappointing story and the way it doesn’t warrant much emotional investment. Luckily the desire to max out your character and become a master of the many fun and diverse occupations more than makes up for it."