Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles GameCube

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80

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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Final Fantasy series explodes onto the GameCube with action-packed multiplayer gameplay and an epic storyline seeped in Final Fantasy style and lore. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles tells the tale of a land covered in poisonous miasma where people depend on precious crystals to stayThe Final Fantasy series explodes onto the GameCube with action-packed multiplayer gameplay and an epic storyline seeped in Final Fantasy style and lore. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles tells the tale of a land covered in poisonous miasma where people depend on precious crystals to stay alive. By using Game Boy Advance systems as controllers, four players can team up to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and survive in a land teeming with danger. While much of the gameplay involves hacking and slashing through colorful monsters, Crystal Chronicles is all about teamwork. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    The combination of the action, high adventure, quaint bustling towns and villages, Moogle wisdom (like the Yodas they are) and the best Square soundtrack since the SNES days add up to the most immersive overall universe I've experienced on the GameCube, if not on any next-gen console. [Feb 2004, p.38]
  2. Everything from the vivid backgrounds down to the little things like the water effects, the shadows, and even the way the myrrh moves in your chalice has been done so beautifully, it really takes your breath away.
  3. netjak
    90
    Like in any game requiring human co-operation, it’s only as good as the people you play it with, but for those who put the time and effort into getting the crew together on, say, a weekly basis, you’ll find a game worthy of the Final Fantasy name.
  4. 80
    Soloing is a bit repetitious and slow, but gather some friends - and a whole lot of hardware - and you're in for one of the smartest, weirdest, and most magical four-player adventures you're likely to play. [Mar 2004, p.85]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    80
    It will appeal to "Diablo" and "Zelda" fans alike. It's pace is well-balanced and the action-oriented nature of the gameplay will ensure that it appeals to a wide audience.
  6. 75
    The single-player game is too easy and the multiplayer game is too impractical. If Square had found a way to balance the multiplayer gaming, this would have been a fantastic title.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    Unfortunately, though the multiplayer game is certainly better than the experience offered by playing alone, it has its own flaws that turn what could have been great fun into something lacklustre. Perhaps if Square Enix had tried something a bit more traditional rather than being blinded by Nintendo's claim that connectivity is the way forward, this wouldn't have been the case. [Mar 2004, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a different approach to the famous RPG series of final fantasy. Letting the player decide your attributesFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a different approach to the famous RPG series of final fantasy. Letting the player decide your attributes and slowly build up your strengths throughout the game. Keeping the player constantly on their toes, fighting new, giant creatures and bosses. Hinting you about up coming things through several other crystal caravans. Expand
  2. KyleB.
    Mar 8, 2004
    10
    This game is AWESOME!!!!!!!
  3. DarianB.
    Sep 5, 2005
    10
    Its incredible how the critics dont like this game. they must be trolls or something. this game rocks, and unless youre a trool too and have Its incredible how the critics dont like this game. they must be trolls or something. this game rocks, and unless youre a trool too and have no friends, buy it... the multiplayer doesnt get much better. Expand
  4. FrancoS.
    Mar 8, 2004
    9
    I don't what you people are talking about. This game is pretty hot!
  5. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    Tier 1
    + A very unique take on action RPG gameplay and progression
    + Visually compelling with a fully realized and dynamic world that pays
    Tier 1
    + A very unique take on action RPG gameplay and progression
    + Visually compelling with a fully realized and dynamic world that pays excellent homage to the Final Fantasy mythos
    + A fantastic co-op experience only partially marred by the requirement of using GBAs
    ? Carrying the chalice in co-op can be fairly lame
    - Story is somewhat shallow in contrast to the awesome world and gameplay
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  6. MikeG.
    Mar 31, 2004
    9
    This game rocks! One of the best multiplayer experiences of all time.
  7. Averyalfonzo
    Feb 20, 2004
    5
    Not bad not bad CRAP!!! well the multiplayer version is actually pretty good other wise noted HORRIBLE!!!!

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#8 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#7 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004