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Submitted by Aclay 1251d ago | review

EDGE- The Last Story Review

EDGE- The title is, of course, a playful nod to the pedigree of its director, Hironobu Sakaguchi – the creator of one of the most famous franchises in videogame history and instigator of an entire genre. A title like The Last Story, though, carries a certain weight of expectation. Is this really a game to rival his previous work on the Final Fantasy series? Is it really the last word on interactive storytelling?

Well, let’s start with that story. It’s certainly not the first time it’s been told. Boy meets girl; the boy, Elza, is from the wrong side of the tracks, a roving mercenary who dreams of a more settled life; the girl, Kanan, is a princess who yearns to see the world outside her circle of privilege. As the backdrop, we’re given a band of adventurers drawn into an epic struggle between mystical forces of good and evil.

The cinematography is characteristically excellent, the pacing is typically glacial and there are times where Sakaguchi is unable to mask his penchant for saccharine scenes or leaden dialogue. Yet it’s blessed with an engaging cast and an emotional power that sweeps you along. (The Last Story, Wii) 8/10

Titanz  +   1251d ago
Even, "Edge" likes this title
That's pretty much a bold statement, about the quality of this game.
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guitar_nerd_23  +   1251d ago
Ahhh.... This is the game I've been waiting for.

I'm just at the final boss of FF13-2 (which was better than I expected in a lot of ways). The timing couldn't be better

Really looking forward to some new Nobuo songs and a proper traditional FF style plot!
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Thepcz  +   1251d ago
mines been in the post for ages... must have been sent 2nd class :/
but looking forward to receiving this

xenoblade is my fav game, blew me away. i wonder how this game compares?
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gillri  +   1251d ago
EDGE gave Skies of Arcadia 8/10 and thats my favourite JRPG ever so I might pick this up
Thepcz  +   1250d ago
it came! it came! it finally came!!
:D

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