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Submitted by ssb3173 885d ago | review

IGN: The Last Story Review

Have you ever felt that JRPGs can be a bit… well, sterile? That you're essentially walking down a series of very pretty corridors dressed up as castles or forests or caves full of doors you can't open, knee-high walls that you can't jump over and enemies that can only be fought in separate, specially-approved arenas? The Last Story isn't like that. There's a pleasing physicality to the world and the combat that completely removes that sense of detachment. (The Last Story, Wii) 8.5/10

Grap  +   885d ago
it seems JRPG still has some hope
VileAndVicious  +   885d ago
there was ever any doubt?
Redempteur  +   885d ago
Again another soul that haven't played xenoblade .....
despair  +   885d ago
good score and good game, damn I wish I still had a Wii. Well time to coax my cousin into lending me his :)
VileAndVicious  +   885d ago
if this game were on ps3 id by it in a heartbeat. dunno why they wouldnt release it on the ps3....seems like it might sell better there.
Moncole  +   885d ago
How would it have sold better on PS3?
VileAndVicious  +   885d ago
dunno, just cant remember the last time a game that wasnt developed by nintendo did remarkably well on the wii. That isnt to say the wii is bad per se, or to say that this game will sell millions of copies or anything.

Just that youd think that this being a new IP the developers would want as many people to know about it as possible. That includes the 360 as well i suppose. Looks awesome though.
Moncole  +   885d ago
Nintendo has the highest grossing exclusives.
http://digitalbattle.com/20...
VileAndVicious  +   885d ago
True.
Thats What I said infact.
The diffrence though those are all marios,zelda, etc. which are games that all well known from the glory days of Nintendo, games that many such as myself have grown up with of course they will sell well.

"dunno, just cant remember the last time a game that wasnt developed by nintendo did remarkably well on the wii."

I was talking about the games that have come out as exclusives that were awesome that just didnt sell very well. For example mad world, or No more heros. Both of those games were cool and were exclusive but new ip's.

Kind of the same with last story. Mistwalker is an excellent studio and for Last Stories sake I hope it does do very well so in the future it might become a long standing franchise like Final Fantasy. Its certainly been getting some pretty good reviews and I think it looks great.

But I know many people like myself who missed the old days of final fantasy and love JRPGs, who don't own wii's would by this game in a second. And just so you know where Im coming from, I think its a huge risk this day and age for a company to make a new ip thats exclusive to ANY system (not including in house devs) Theres just so much money that goes into development these days. Its business. Its not impossible, but risky. Thats why the number one game in that link (which i personally dont care for) is Call of Duty a multiplatform game
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FinaLXiii  +   885d ago
@Moncole 2 platforms = more sales
n4f  +   885d ago
you want to play it then buy a wii. you dont want to play it cause it not on ps3 then be quiet.
please dont refer yourself as a gamer.
VileAndVicious  +   885d ago
@n4f
"you dont want to play it cause it not on ps3 then be quiet."

Wow thanks guy..because thats exactly what I said, And I see reading is one of your stong points. As I recall Ive said nothing but positive things about the game.

And no thank you, I will not be purchasing a wii for this one game that Im interested in I didnt know that thats what gamers did? Thank you for that bit of incite. I will cherish it =).

@na-no-nai

Mario Stikers was awesome. And you are right there are a few games that were not directly produced by nintendo that did very well (some you left out Metroid Prime, and even the newer Metroid Alter M) But those games use an establish brand such as "Mario fill in the blank here" or Resident evil. And I had no idea that Nintendo put money into this project, that explains the exclusivity.

As I say I really hope this game does well and I really wish I could support it as Im a huge fan of Sakaguchi and his work. And thank you Na-no-nai for being sensible (bubbles) as some here seem to think Im actually attacking the game for some reason when what Ive been typing here is nothing but admiration for the game. Im actually envious that you guys get to play it and Ill be missing out on this one.
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n4f  +   884d ago
well i guess you can't read the part ''be quiet''
na-no-nai  +   885d ago
Nintendo help fund the game as it is a Nintendo exclusive; it would not go to any other console not relating to Nintendo

Also there are plenty of games not developed by Nintendo that done well. Looking at Monster Hunter Tri and Resident Evil 4. And games like Mario Party (Hudson Soft) and Mario Strikers (Next Level Game) are not made by Nintendo themselves personally also done well.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   885d ago
For there to be a Last Story 2.. This game needs all the support it can get. We must show these devs that there is still hope for great gaming. That the west is not just good for 1st person shooters and military games. This is the only way we can bring the good old days back. Exclusively on the Nintendo Wii.
lashes2ashes  +   885d ago
Ummm the west makes a lot of great games that aren't first person shooters or have anything to do with the military. You sound like a fan boy.
TheColbertinator  +   885d ago
Yes the west also makes third person shooters,open world shooters and shooters with RPG elements.
LX-General-Kaos  +   885d ago
@Lashes.. Dont sit around here with an attitude pretending you dont know what im talking about.

There IS a reason we had to fight for this game to come to the states. You sound like you need to do some research.
tiffac008  +   885d ago
I'm definitely getting this game.
TheColbertinator  +   885d ago
Loving the praise Last Story is getting.If all goes well Pandora's Tower will arrive here too and the Wii era will come to a close.
Hawkhunter12  +   885d ago
I'm curious of the score Gamespot is going to give for The Last Story. Anyway, good score from IGN.
Instigator  +   885d ago
One more day and I'll be unavailable for the rest of the month.
FinaLXiii  +   885d ago
jesus so many nintendo fanboys around here.

What´s the big deal if Last Story were also avaiable for the PS3 or 360.
NYC_Gamer  +   885d ago
That might hurt some die hard fan feelings too much.I can't stand people just like games to be stay exclusive out of some type of foolish entitled status.
Hicken  +   885d ago
They need something to brag about that isn't Mario, Zelda, or Pokemon.

I'll have to get a Wii for The Last Story and Xenoblade. But it'd be pretty nice if I could play them and Fragile Dreams and Lost in Shadow all on my PS3, instead.
Instigator  +   885d ago
I'm sure you'd have a different attitude if it was a PS3 exclusive. Anyway, don't go off calling people fanboys just because they are excited about good games.
jacksonmichael  +   885d ago
I totally agree. Fanboy seems to be a word used primarily by trolls, and vice versa. Really, what's happening here, is that we are having an argument and are generally being abrasive. The solution? Well, it's the same as it has always been - if a console has a number of games you want, buy the console. It's not like the Wii is all that expensive, and the Wii U will be backwards compatible, if they prefer that.
FinaLXiii  +   885d ago
I never said this should be an PS3 exclusive its just its too bad i can play this 3rd party dev game because its only on the wii.

its like mgs4 on ps3 this is really silly.
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Hawkhunter12  +   885d ago
That depends: What's the big deal regarding FF Versus XIII coming to the Xbox360 (if it were to come)? I see no big problem seeing that game going to multiple consoles. That'll just expand the fanbase for Square-Enix.
Acquiescence  +   885d ago
My Limited Edition from Amazon is on it's way...
I'm really looking forward to this one. It'll be nice to give my Wii something to do for once; it's been kind of neglected as of late.
Chidori  +   885d ago
I usually defend IGN...but there's this one certain part of this review that has me confused.

"7.5 Graphics
For the Wii, it’s super, but obviously it doesn’t compare that favourably to its peers on other platforms."

What the hell, IGN? All generation you have been reviewing wii game graphics without comparing them to what HD consoles offer. They have always looked at the graphics based on the limitations of the Wii hardware, now it's a different story. It's a complete contradiction to their entire existence. As an IGN supporter, this is extremely disappointing. The graphics of this game aren't on Super Mario Galaxy's level, but I would compare it to those of Monster Hunter Tri..which IGN graded a 9 in graphics. You know what else got a 9 in the graphics department: Battlfield 3 on console. So by IGN's logic, Monster Hunter Tri is graphically comparable to BF 3 on consoles..
AWBrawler  +   884d ago
Wow! People complaining that a game Nintendo helped fund and helped out with is exclusive to a Nintendo console. Only on N4G!!!

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