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  • Summary: (Also known as "Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book") Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales begins with the Final Fantasy black magician bringing a picture book onto the Chocobo farm. This book is home to the great devil Bebuzu, and it sucks the entire farm into its pages. Chocobo embarks on an adventure with the white and black magicians in order to stop Bebezu from reviving himself to full form. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales combines the field exploration of an RPG, with card-based battles. You are free to move about through the game's picture book influenced world. Encounter an enemy, and you find yourself in a card battle, referred to officially as a "Pop-Up Duel." You and your enemies take turns sending out cards to perform attacks. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. This game is absolutely wonderful. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Its premise is simple, as well as the gameplay, but it's all brought together in a way that's surprisingly complex.
  2. A beautiful game to look at with some fun replayable mini games. Don’t expect an epic story, though – just lots and lots of Chocobos! [JPN Import]
  3. Fun, endearing and wonderfully creative.
  4. The single player component in Chocobo Tales is roughly 10 hours long, so while it won't keep you busy for a month, the game's pure fun factor is just enough to make it worth a purchase.
  5. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a great “starter” title for younger gamers, to introduce them to the Final Fantasy universe. One of the sharper-looking titles on the DS to date!
  6. Chocobo Tales serves as an endearing diversion for FINAL FANTASY fanatics, and provides an affable introduction to the franchise for newcomers. [June 2007, p.104]
  7. 40
    It takes a little effort, maybe, but you can make a game for kids that doesn’t bore a more experienced player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 2, 2013
    The graphic and general feeling are so inspired and unique. I liked the mini games more than the card battles, some of them are real fun! Good music as every ff games and the chocobos are just cute. Expand
  2. KelvinT.
    Apr 10, 2007
    It's a Squeenix production so the exceptional graphics and sound are no surprise. But while I find that their RPGs rarely hit a spot with me, Chocobo Tales really had me all the way with its immense variety on offer. Obtaining a complete card collection may prove to be one of the toughest challenges ever, but these cards are super important when dueliing via WiFi or wireless. Good or bad thing, it's up to you. Plenty of flaws to pick at, but hey it's something different to the usual ATB so I'm not complaining. Best DSqueenix game yet. Expand
  3. DavidDodge
    Mar 13, 2007
    Rather short but very sweet. The minigames are fun and give good incentive to continue playing for the side-objectives. Sub-minigames push the limit on reasonable high score however, over the line into near-impossible.

    The card game is fun and deep while remaining simple and easy to pick up and play. Online play also helps considering the unfortunate lack of it's use in single-player. Worth playing, might not be worth buying however. (Japanese Import)
  4. parrappadog
    Feb 7, 2009
    This game is garbage. the mini games mostly take luck and although the game is supposed to be based on card game battles, youll be spending 90% of the game playing mini games for the cards themselves. the battle system is pretty much absolute luck and played almost in a rock-paper-scissors fashion. music is your typical chocobo theme and final fantasy victory themes in about every situation you get in. the only thing that i enjoy about this game really is that the graphics for DS is well done. i suggest you all avoid this piece of crap. Expand