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WII
GENRE
Action RPG
DEVELOPER
Square-Enix
PUBLISHER
Nintendo
WI-FI ENHANCED
yes
WII EXCLUSIVE
only-gcn
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
Q4 2003
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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

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Hands-on Impressions
By Nathan Heckel

Amazingly enough, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is proving that digital control in a 3-D game can still be fun. Four players, using GBAs as controllers, cooperatively band together to restore the world’s life force, carrying the jar that repels noxious fumes towards the goal. Not wanting to venture outside the sphere of good air, this is an ingenious way to keep all 4 players together in one group rather than wandering off at will. Each corner of the screen displays a character’s health and current attack or spell that can be rotated through with the L and R Buttons. Attacking with A or charging up a spell while standing stationary until the aiming icon is moved over the target and cast, the team are cumulatively up to the task at hand. Awe-inspiring graphics at the antithesis of jaggies and graininess is a splendid way to showcase Square’s return to Nintendo

From The Horse's Mouth

In a world ravaged by plague, the people depend on a blessed crystal. In order for this crystal to maintain its sparkle and power, Mirula Droplets are constantly needed. These crystallized drops can only be found in the deepest, darkest caverns of a far-off dungeon. Every year, the Crystal Caravan must collect the precious Mirula Droplets, burdened with the fate of the villagers. This year, however, players and up to three friends must take the caravan that makes the vital excursion to save the villagers lives. As a long and perilous trek is taken through a wilderness overrun by monsters, players will fight through this epic role-playing game with the story and graphic quality fans have come to expect from the Final Fantasy series.

  • Discover multiplayer connectivity! Up to four players can play simultaneously, working cooperatively to solve puzzles and defeat enemies on their quest, using their Game Boy Advance systems to control their character data and view character information. Some clues may only be available to certain players, and they’ll have to communicate and cooperate to share the information they receive on their personal game screens!
  • Line up four players side-by-side to communicate with one another as you move through dungeons and defeat enemies together.

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