Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Image
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  • Summary: Chocobo and Cid, Final Fantasy mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are magically transported to a mysterious town whose people’s memories are lost with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeopleChocobo and Cid, Final Fantasy mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are magically transported to a mysterious town whose people’s memories are lost with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeople remember who they are. Now it's up to Chocobo to journey through the dungeons and retrieve everyone's memories! A gaming experience utilizing a variety of classic FINAL FANTASY job classes such as the knight, black mage and white mage to aid Chocobo in his fight against evil. Duel against friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in addictive card battles featuring popular FINAL FANTASY creatures in a unique 3D pop-up book style. Collect hidden letters throughout the adventure and form special phrases to unlock secret dungeons and job classes. The signature Mog House offers arcade-style mini-games that can be played with intuitive Wii Remote controls. [Square Enix] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. As a gamer that has been burnt out by excessively cruel and repetitive dungeon crawlers in the past, the game never left me feeling overly drained and worn out. Chocobo’s Dungeon deserves at least a few hours of any adventurous Wii gamer’s time.
  2. It takes out some of the frustration that makes the genre so inaccessible without sacrificing the challenge and accomplishment that make it so fun.
  3. A cute exterior masks a hardcore heart - it might be brutally hard but it'll have you coming back for more. [Nov 2008, p.94]
  4. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo´s Dungeon is a correct spin-off of the Final Fantasy series. The game is designed for the beginner players with few experience in these kind of games, but is focused for the followers of the franchise too. The dungeon system is a little repetitive but the job classes and the minigames help to offer a great mix of gameplay.
  5. It’s sketched, voiced and painted for innocent little cherubs, and yet seemingly designed by little cackling, puppy-kidnapping demons.
  6. The family friendly visuals and aesthetic feel of Chocobo's Dungeon successfully manage to mask what is otherwise an in-depth accomplished RPG that requires strategy, tactics and persistence.
  7. A relic of gameplay design that should have gone extinct with the dinosaurs. [July 2008, p.92]

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  1. Wheelchair
    Jul 10, 2008
    10
    I found the story to be whimsical, the characters well designed, and the gameplay spot on for a mystery dungeon game. Mystery dungeon gamesI found the story to be whimsical, the characters well designed, and the gameplay spot on for a mystery dungeon game. Mystery dungeon games have always been sort of a niche thing, but luckily, I've learn to love them. If you like this game, you might also like Azure Dreams(GBC), Shiren the Wanderer(DS), or Baroque(Wii). Expand
  2. Fryfat
    Jul 8, 2008
    1
    I keep telling myself that I need to leave the last-generation system called the Wii. I don't have enough money to purchase a PS3 butI keep telling myself that I need to leave the last-generation system called the Wii. I don't have enough money to purchase a PS3 but really want one. If this game was on the PS3, I'm sure it would be better as they have the best gameplay and graphics. Like all other Wii games, the graphics and physics are sub-par for this game. The Wii controller is difficult to use with this game. Expand