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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.

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Titanz1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

That's pretty much a bold statement, about the quality of this game.

guitar_nerd_231547d ago (Edited 1547d 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!

Thepcz1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

but looking forward to receiving this

xenoblade is my fav game, blew me away. i wonder how this game compares?

gillri1547d ago

EDGE gave Skies of Arcadia 8/10 and thats my favourite JRPG ever so I might pick this up