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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 72
  2. Negative: 11 out of 72
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  1. 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 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 :)
  2. 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 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 isHas 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. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    8
    this is the most underrrated game ever.......first of all in game visuals are good, but cut scenes are FREAKING AWESOME for a wii game, congratulations for that square enix........in terms of gameplay the game focuses on dungeon crawling , motioncontrolled battles and fresh mini games wich in my opinion is nice but not top......the story is also very nice. i just cant understand how badlythis is the most underrrated game ever.......first of all in game visuals are good, but cut scenes are FREAKING AWESOME for a wii game, congratulations for that square enix........in terms of gameplay the game focuses on dungeon crawling , motioncontrolled battles and fresh mini games wich in my opinion is nice but not top......the story is also very nice. i just cant understand how badly its been treated this game by the press....... its a clear 8/10.....dont miss this game if you are an adventure fan Collapse

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#17 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#13 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
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
  1. After a cool introductory sequence, things go downhill immediately. [Jan 2010, p.85]
  2. The absolute best part of the game is all of the stuff you can do besides the main plot. Not that the main plot isn’t fun – it’s just that the minigames are limited to chases, jumping puzzles and the occasional weirdness like ballroom dancing.
  3. 62
    While the game's main adventure was off to a good start, and even manages to be truly entertaining at times, these oddly paced, often poorly controlled pit stops really bring down the game's more appealing core mechanics.