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Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. 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. 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. 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. 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: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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. HandKWright
    Jun 20, 2004
    10
    Great brilliant action packed game cant wait for more!
  4. MarkM.
    Mar 15, 2004
    9
    Although i've only played it in single player - I'm hooked! In comparison to the PS FF games, this isn't too similar, but a Although i've only played it in single player - I'm hooked! In comparison to the PS FF games, this isn't too similar, but a great game in its' own right! I would have liked a deeper story-line, but this is the best game i've played since Metroid Prime. Expand
  5. MikeK
    Aug 29, 2005
    9
    You people are idiots. You don't each have to go out and buy 4 GBAs in order to play this game! Considering how many people already OWN You people are idiots. You don't each have to go out and buy 4 GBAs in order to play this game! Considering how many people already OWN a GBA, all you need is your own GC, GBA, one copy of the game, and your own link cable, which isn't too unreasonable, and everyone else brings their own GBA! Simple. Expand
  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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