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Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 53
  2. Negative: 5 out of 53
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  1. Sadly enough, I just can't see this as anything special. The cinematics are nicely done, and the voice acting isn't terrible, but it's not worth the hours of running on foot and wandering over the same areas multiple times to see some odd body language with forced English dubs.
  2. 42
    Dragging the game out with endless fetch quests and terrible combat makes getting to the end more of a chore than anything.
  3. The difficulty level is almost non-existent, AI is laughable, and there’s little creativity involved with the development of Layle’s powers or the places he explores. Not to mention the headache-inducing backtracking you’ll have to endure. It’s sad, considering how gorgeous some of parts of this game are.
  4. 45
    An endlessly contrived core adventure filled with dislikeable characters, non-existent evolution, and a promising Wii Remote battle mechanic ruined by shoddy camera control combine to send Crystal Bearers to a decidedly deserved demise at the bottom of the bargain bin. Fish it out at your peril.
  5. 20
    This game is a mini-game collection masquerading as an epic adventure, and it doesn't even pull that off well.

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#9 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    10
    this game is a WII Gem, the reason that its getting bad reviews is because people are looking at it like it should be a tratitional rpg game,this game is a WII Gem, the reason that its getting bad reviews is because people are looking at it like it should be a tratitional rpg game, there are interesting characters and an interesting story.

    the game is not meant to be fast paced, in my opinion the best way to play this game is by exploring the different zones and towns, finding secrets and Medal hunting (Acheivments)

    i think this game never got the attention it deserved, i certainly enjoyed it.
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  2. JamesH.
    Jan 27, 2010
    2
    Game is very boring, not at all like the original gamecube game, and has no replay value. It's the basic point and throw game. I felt Game is very boring, not at all like the original gamecube game, and has no replay value. It's the basic point and throw game. I felt like i was doing the same thing the entire game. On top of that, the second player has no say on what goes on in the game, they get very little control in the game as is. If you are looking for a real crystal chronicles game, look to the original gamecube game, or the early ds versions. Full Review »
  3. Jan 9, 2016
    10
    Fun game with a simple but very well written plot and some of the best characters in the FF franchise. The doesn't have that melodrama BS thatFun game with a simple but very well written plot and some of the best characters in the FF franchise. The doesn't have that melodrama BS that FF is known for. It's a much more enjoyable tale.

    The world is also very creative and full of things to do. It's a very original and fun game and much better than FF13.
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