User Score
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. 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, 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
    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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Awards & Rankings

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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.