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  • Summary: Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countlessLong ago, the world was filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power. A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins... Imagine a vast, war-torn battlefield, scarred by years of conflict. Countless enemies surround the player, who is backed up by his own army. Threatened by numerous foes and saved in the nick of time by allies, players feel the true tension of a soldier on the battlefield. In The Last Remnant, as many as seventy units duke it out at once in fierce yet beautiful battles. [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. For those PC gamers who are willing to try out a new style of Japanese Role Playing Game this is a great game to play with its strong mechanics and story. But there will be some gamers who will think the game is too simple because it is a port of a console game and not actually sit down and see how deep and complex the game actually is. If you are unsure about the game just download the demo and give it a solid try and for the rest of the PC Role Playing Gamers out there just go out and buy this great title.
  2. The Last Remnant has inside much more than looks indicate. We have loved its great combat system of this good JRPG. You only need to have a little patience and play some hours for the game to take off.
  3. The Japanese RPG surprises with challenging tactical battles and an almost stereotype-free and thrilling story. The excellent PC conversion offers more than a hundred hours of playing time, several small enhancements compared to the console version and runs fine on mid-range PCs.
  4. The Last Remnant is only recommended if you call JRPGs an addiction, especially if you don’t own a console, as there aren’t a great deal of JRPG titles on the PC digital entertainment market.Everyone else can probably find more coherent and compelling worlds to explore elsewhere.
  5. PC Gamer UK
    69
    It's almost innovative. [July 2009, p.79]
  6. 67
    A good JRPG that tries to do something new with its battle system. It's not altogether successful, but any PC Square fans should at least check it out and experience it for themselves.
  7. Total PC Gaming
    30
    Clearly there's still a market for this stuff - we're guessing in Japan? [Issue#19, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 65
  2. Negative: 12 out of 65
  1. JohnS
    Aug 4, 2009
    10
    This game is really great and addictive! Extremely enjoyable, and just basically delivers as much as any of Square's best RPGs! I This game is really great and addictive! Extremely enjoyable, and just basically delivers as much as any of Square's best RPGs! I honestly don't get why everyone is bringing this game down and tearing down on it, but really, ignore the haters and buy the game. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF, especially with this being one of the few modern JRPGs on PC. Square Enix has done a great job porting this, all the technical problems found on the X360 are GONE. You have countless system options, and proper keyboard and mouse support (even though you might be more comfortable using a gamepad for this one, and seriously, any PC gamer by now should have at least a gamepad if not other types of controllers as well... REVIEWERS KEEP UP). If you have a decent machine the game will fly, with no slowdowns whatsoever. Seriously, if you want an accurate review, check out the Gamespot review. I almost fully agree with what the reviewer has to say there, but I'll rate the game a 9. I'm giving it a 10 here just to boost the average. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2011
    10
    great games from square enix.i play this game from my laptop one week and its still funny.battles are something new,graphics are good andgreat games from square enix.i play this game from my laptop one week and its still funny.battles are something new,graphics are good and gameplay is great Expand
  3. RushSykes
    Jun 9, 2009
    10
    It was a very good game, although there are little complications and so so storyline and dialouges, well the game play covers that up, whatIt was a very good game, although there are little complications and so so storyline and dialouges, well the game play covers that up, what hit me the most was how the music blended in with each scene or map, the music was one of the best in rpg games, most games from square enix have good music though, Expand
  4. ShaunM
    Oct 29, 2009
    9
    This game is one of th best by Square since they changed from soft to enix as we all know they have made some epic failiures especialy to This game is one of th best by Square since they changed from soft to enix as we all know they have made some epic failiures especialy to those FF fans but the story, grafics and battle engine are amazing :) Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2016
    8
    this game is very simple yet complex at the same time there are about if not more than 100 different formations with the variations dependingthis game is very simple yet complex at the same time there are about if not more than 100 different formations with the variations depending on who you put into each squad and where you put them you can unlock the variations if you do it right..you start off with1 group but you can have up to 5 groups after a while and you can use 3 for killing enemies and 2 for support/healing (with damage dealers to keep themselves alive) with the right formations you will have powerhouse groups even at low levels, if 3 or more members of a squad use certain magic arts in order you permanently unlock ultimate magic arts that will pop every now and again in battle by the person who learned them, if you do a lot of battles and don't get suprise attacked you build up a chain gage the higher you get that the faster your battle rank goes up the higher your battle rank the higher or more difficult the enemies will be and this is where people run into problems with this game they try to get into a lot of battles to try to level up to make things easier but only make things harder because of this leveling system.
    on another note you can shut off all abilities you don't want your character or any party members using so they can build up other abilities on the PC, consoles don't have that option for some reason.

    visuals are great for it being a port although there is a bit of clipping with the clothing especially on Rush

    the story is good although the main character is kind of simple

    the only real problem I had with this game was that when you try to hire characters late game they are really weak compared to the people you have had since the beginning so you have to level them up a bit if you want to use them
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  6. DanD
    Dec 16, 2009
    6
    The battle system is why I bought this game. Obviously it's different from most other RPG battle systems, difficult but fun. The one The battle system is why I bought this game. Obviously it's different from most other RPG battle systems, difficult but fun. The one thing I didn't like about the battle system is you can't choose which attacks for you union members directly. Alot of attacks your party members use are effected by union moral and available AP (similar to MP). The story is a little weak and the size of the world map are definate cons. Overall [The Last Remnant] was a decent middle-of-the-road RPG. There are better RPG's out there Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2011
    1
    A game that had a lot of potential. I was liking the story and characters, but the combat, oh my god. This is a game that gives stats based onA game that had a lot of potential. I was liking the story and characters, but the combat, oh my god. This is a game that gives stats based on what you do in battle. If you use lots of magic, you'll gain intellect, that sort of thing. The game also scales to how many battles you've done, meaning if you don't grind out PERFECTLY, you're going to be screwed late game.

    Now, this would be an incredible gameplay feature, in fact that on paper sounds perfect for making a game not a grindfest, and actually requiring thinking. However, now throw this into the mix: You can't control what your characters do in combat.
    There, the entire gameplay mechanic I explained that the game uses has just been shattered and turned into a complete mess. You control multiple parties instead of just one, and can only direct the party to attack, combat arts, or magic arts. However, using one of those options doesn't guarantee your soldiers will use said arts. Most of them will just use normal attacks, sometimes they'll use combat arts when you choose magic, etc. They've basically scaled the difficulty so the grinding and stat gains you get NEED to be absolutely perfect, if you accidentally use a magic spell or two on a warrior type, you've just made that character worthless as the game progresses. Combined with the fact that you don't control your characters the game feels more like watching a movie based on a bunch of drunk idiots fighting against gods and losing over and over and over.

    This is the first game I've ever played from Square Enix that I have not been able to finish just because of how flat out terrible it was. It pisses me off because the game was mere inches away from being one of the best RPG's of it's time, and all they had to do was give you control over your own characters, something that has been the norm in gaming since...pong.
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