Wired's Jean Snow writes:
"Don't get me wrong, Square Enix's The Last Remnant does look great and shows promise, but the generous amount of time I had with the game at the Microsoft booth was pretty much just about watching cut scenes.
Things did start promising, with an opening cinematic that reminded me of the Lost Odyssey opener, as you find yourself in the middle of a massive battle of Lord of the Rings proportions. You then quickly find yourself in battle, in control of a few squads, giving each of them an attack command from a menu. After all the commands are set, off they go."