Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. What felt greedy before is on yet more dubious ground here - the feeling of tactical scope missing from the singleplayer campaign is largely due to Square Enix cutting out the goods to sell at a later date. [Oct 2009, p.99]
  2. There is depth here, especially for patient or committed fans, but the mercenary way that the game dangles this potentially richer gameplay as bait for overpriced DLC purchases sticks in the throat.
  3. This is a good game but not a great one which consistently trips over its design such as the overall difficulty and enemy units which attack you just leave much to be desired because they are very generic and lack any sort of personality that your monsters and floors do. It seems like the enemy units were just slapped together based on older Final Fantasy games. Buy it only if you have points to spare.
  4. Better than My Life As A King but the bad guys still aren't having that much fun with their tower defence.
  5. Perhaps Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord isn’t so much uninspired, though, as it is misleading.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. KazzandraP
    Jan 16, 2010
    7
    I love the game itself, but I refuse to pony up so much money for any game. I am very offended by Square Enix (The Dark Lords themselves) I love the game itself, but I refuse to pony up so much money for any game. I am very offended by Square Enix (The Dark Lords themselves) deciding to use pay content "Expansion" options, things that would traditionally be unlocked within a game. Although I must admit, it ties into the concept of the game nicely. Full Review »
  2. justin
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    A great game I just wish you could choose the gender of the main character (Mira)
  3. ThaaronS
    Oct 27, 2009
    5
    Decent game but pretty frustrating to find out how little you get without buying tons of extras. The game is 1,000 points ($10) but there is Decent game but pretty frustrating to find out how little you get without buying tons of extras. The game is 1,000 points ($10) but there is 5700 points worth of extras ($57). These aren't cosmetics or fun add ons. They are real game play items that have a huge impact in the playability of the game. For 1,000 points you are getting a game that has been stripped down as far as they possible could while still keeping it playable. Expect no variety or advanced strategy to be there unless you pony up for a lot of the extras. Full Review »