Although the Wii version has been much criticized for its graphics (which are identical to this one), this portable version is a good game within the RPG genre, above all thanks to the possibilities of its excellent multiplayer mode.
This is probably one of the best Crystal Chronicles entries. The graphics and mechanics are good, and the story pulls you forward pretty well, even if some points are rather predictable yet unavoidable. The battles are usually pretty balanced, but it's always better to at least have an AI team back you up as soon as you can. My major gripe with the AI is that it will follow who you're playing as at any given moment, making team puzzles difficult as they won't stay in place after you switch characters. It's just unfortunate that you will probably not find any online co-op or help in this game so long after its initial release.
Echoes of Time is a useless waste of time in Wii. You better expend your money in the NDS version, because this is just a 1:1 port of the handheld that has nothing remarkable at all. We will have to wait till Crystal Bearers comes out to the scene by the end of this year.
A weak Camera, horrible AI and online issues prevent this from being an incredible experience. In order to truly enjoy Echoes of Time you need to play this over the DS Wireless Communication with at least one other person. For those who are not big on playing with strangers or who do not have a friend with a copy will probably find more enjoyment playing something else. Here’s hoping that if Square Enix decides to return for another game in the series that they focus more attention on giving action-RPG fans both a solid solo and multiplayer adventure.
Another off-shoot from the Final Fantasy family tree, this is an attempt to blend RPG with platform style arcade adventure and it works pretty well. Yet another very nice looking game with side quests that play like mini-games that are more Crash Bandicoot than Zelda. Again hardcore RPG enthusiasts will probably be dismayed at its diluted form but it's pretty good fun for those of us who aren't too precious about our adventuring.
Did they even give a second look at the god awful layout and controls of this game? Finally Fantasy has been crap since 10 when it caved into the casual losers who **** at turn-based and want that horrible Kingdom Hearts style, instead. Much less thought and a lot more camera problems; sounds like a good idea to me Square...this is why I won’t be buying the 7 remake. Stupid games ruined what used to be REAL RPGs.
SummaryAn innovative new concept in multiplayer gaming, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time enables Wii and DS users to play side by side for the first time. This breakthrough in gaming connectivity allows players on both Nintendo platforms to journey together in the fantastical world of the beloved Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles...