Metascore
66

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 20
    This game is a mini-game collection masquerading as an epic adventure, and it doesn't even pull that off well.
  4. 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.
  5. 42
    Dragging the game out with endless fetch quests and terrible combat makes getting to the end more of a chore than anything.

Awards & Rankings

100
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#17 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
17
#17 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Oct 8, 2016
    7
    Has a really good story that's very funny and has great characters. The battle system is kinda fun but pretty frustrating with the controlsHas a really good story that's very funny and has great characters. The battle system is kinda fun but pretty frustrating with the controls and trying to aim and throw objects while the object block your view. The game is full of mini games half of which are fun and half are not. The graphics and music are fantastic. The game is not long for a Final Fantasy game, though Crystal Bearers is NOT an RPG. I really enjoyed this game a lot despite it's odd game play issues. Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. Jan 26, 2012
    6
    The game is fun. Yeah, the combat is quite bad, you throw things, that's it, but the rest is ok. The history is quite nice, the cutscenes areThe game is fun. Yeah, the combat is quite bad, you throw things, that's it, but the rest is ok. The history is quite nice, the cutscenes are nice, the final boss is NICE, and some parts of the game that requires more strategy are fun. But again, the combat isn't that nice, it's not like the final fantasy games, and it's easy...but i had a good time playing it :) Full Review »