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Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 309 Ratings

Summary: Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer strength, and easily corrupted by the might which they possess. Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil – Lord Captain of Baron’s elite force, the Red Wings – is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch's motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction. Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be? Dive into the first RPG to incorporate the innovative Active Time Battle system, now further enhanced and refined for the Nintendo DS. Train and customize Whytkin by playing a variety of mini-games and challenge another player to head-to-head battle via local wireless connection. [Square Enix]
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Rating: E10+
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Developer: Matrix Software
Genre(s): Role-Playing, Console-style RPG, Console-style RPG, Japanese-Style
ESRB Descriptors:Alcohol Reference Fantasy Violence Mild Language Suggestive Themes
Offline Modes:Competitive
Number of Online Players:No Online Multiplayer
Cast Credit
Hironobu Sakaguchi Director
Nobuo Uematsu Music
Yoshitaka Amano Character Design
Yasushi Matsumura Map Design
Minoru Akao Music Programming
Takashi Tokita Executive Producer
Takashi Tokita Executive Producer
Takashi Tokita Executive Producer
Tesshou Genda Yang
Tesshou Genda Yang
Hiroyuki Ito Battle Director
Liam O'Brien Voice: Kain
Liam O'Brien Voice: Kain
Hiroya Ishimaru Edge
Hiroya Ishimaru Voice: Edge
Tomoya Asano Producer
Koichi Yamadera Kain
Koichi Yamadera Voice: Kain
Tom Slattery Translator
Takeshi Kaga Golbez
Takeshi Kaga Voice: Golbez
Shizuma Hidoshima Cecil
Shizuma Hidoshima Voice: Cecil
Gorou Naya Tellah
Gorou Naya Voice: Tellah
Yoshinori Kaneda Storyboard
Konishi Oonishi Scarmiglione
Konishi Oonishi Voice: Scarmiglione
Keitaro Adachi Menu Programming
Megan Harvey Palom (English Voice)
Megan Harvey Voice: Palom
John Snyder Cid (English Voice)
John Snyder Voice: Cid
Anthony Landor Golbez (English Voice)
Anthony Landor Voice: Golbez
Michael McConnohie Fusoyo (English Voice)
Sam Riegel Edward (English Voice)
Ryo Horikawa Gilbert
Dan Woren Yang (English Voice)
Ken Narita Main Programmer
Rie Kugimiya Palom
Rie Kugimiya Porom
Yuri Lowenthal Cecil (English Voice)
Karen Strassman Rosa
Ichiro Nagai Cid
Banjou Ginga Fusoya
Norio Wakamoto Rubicante
Noriko Shitaya Rydia
Yuko Kaida Rosa
Taliesin Jaffe Edge (English Voice)
Takeshi Aono Cagnazzo
Rie Kugimiya Voice: Palom/Porom
Norio Wakamoto Voice: Rubicante
Sam Riegel Voice: Edward
Yuri Lowenthal Voice: Cecil
Karen Strassman Voice: Rosa
Michael McConnohie Voice: Fusoyo
Takeshi Aono Voice: Cagnazzo
Taliesin Jaffe Voice: Edge
Dan Woren Voice: Yang
Yuko Kaida Voice: Rosa
Ryo Horikawa Voice: Gilbert
Banjou Ginga Voice: Fusoya
Noriko Shitaya Voice: Rydia
Ichiro Nagai Voice: Cid
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Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#6 Most Shared DS Game of 2008