Wired: Four Warriors of Light, Old-School in the Oddest Ways

Wired: Final Fantasy Gaiden: Four Warriors of Light is billed as a role-playing game from the old school. And it is - but not in the way you'd expect.

Released on October 29 in Japan, this Nintendo DS game is created by Matrix, the development house that did the 3-D remakes of Final Fantasy III and IV for DS. This is an original game, one that bears some surface resemblance to the Final Fantasy of old but plays quite differently. And the way it most resembles classic games is that it doesn't bother with much of a story or giving the player any direction - it just strands you in the great wide open and leaves you to figure out what you're supposed to be doing.

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