So the curtain finally falls on an epic saga that began on the PS3 seven years ago. Because the game does pad aspects out a little too much and doesn’t really add anything new to the franchise, it’s hard to say this is the best game in the series. As a standalone title, too much would be lost on new players to recommend as it’s purely only for those who know the series well.
Falcom has done a stunning job in wrapping up the Trails of Cold Steel series with a satisfying conclusion, but with enough of an opening to continue at a later date. We can only hope with expectant hearts that whatever follows is as rewarding as the Cold Steel series.