The first day of the Tokyo Game Show had GameSpy running all over the place, so moments to actually get off of one's feet and play a game were few but incredibly welcome all the same. They got one of these rare breaks with Square Enix's latest quasi turn-based RPG, The Last Remnant, and while it introduces some interesting twists on traditional Final Fantasy mechanics (think old-school, not XII), it seemed to have some trouble delivering a smooth framerate, which is disconcerting considering that it ships in a little over a month.
+ Cool new battle system feels expansive in scope
+ The little bunny/frog guy is hella cute.
- Performance problems despite proximity to release
- Somewhat imprecise command structure.