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  • Summary: The Return of a Masterpiece

    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES is back and more beautiful than ever on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, fifteen years after the classic original. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravans, as
    The Return of a Masterpiece

    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES is back and more beautiful than ever on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, fifteen years after the classic original.

    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravans, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma.

    Team up with faraway friends to take down fearsome foes! Enlist comrades to your crystal caravan in an online multiplayer mode for up to four players.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Aug 27, 2020
    80
    A fun little hack-and-slash. The nostalgia of playing on a GBA might not be there anymore, but there's a lot of adventure packed into a small package. Its biggest flaws are that it doesn't feel particularly inimitable nowadays, and the multiplayer is almost a must. If you're looking for a relaxing way to beat down some baddies with your friends, Crystal Chronicles gives you everything you might be looking for — without having to shell out for four portable systems.
  2. Aug 26, 2020
    75
    Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is an almost great update on the original. While the game itself is still fantastic and the new content is fun, the online only multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired in terms of quality and features.
  3. Aug 29, 2020
    70
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was never the best Final Fantasy. We can't even say that it was the best spin-off of the series. However, it was and still is a very special and magical game. And it offers a more than remarkable cooperative experience. Back in the day, the limitation of having to use multiple GBAs for multiplayer was a handicap for many. The current problem is that the online of this remaster does not quite solve it, putting obstacles through an absurd progression system. Despite everything, it is still a very fun and addictive title. As a remaster, I could be more careful.
  4. Aug 27, 2020
    60
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition falls short in its single player department and even more so when it comes to multiplayer. It’ll be a nostalgic trip for some, but not one that I can promise is worth taking.
  5. Sep 15, 2020
    60
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered is a better take on the GameCube classic from 2003. The game does a few things better, like the multiplayer. Still, there are enough obstacles for the game to be really fun. The chalice restrains you from moving freely and the multiplayer still feels outdated. In terms of graphics there were steps taken but the game still looks like an old game, only in HD. For fans this is a must by because of the new things added, but newcomers better skip this caravan.
  6. Sep 22, 2020
    50
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered presents players with an enjoyably short yet not overtly memorable single player experience with enough restrictions and issues to multiplayer matchmaking that only the most dedicated of fans will want to overcome. In an attempt to bring the game to a wider audience with a less cumbersome barrier of entry, Square Enix has over-complicated the experience once again.
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    30
    Dated design, clunky multiplayer systems, and unacceptable load times make playing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition a terrific chore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    The loot cycle is super addictive and the multiplayer is very fun. Yes, it doesn’t compare to the original’s multiplayer but clearing dungeonsThe loot cycle is super addictive and the multiplayer is very fun. Yes, it doesn’t compare to the original’s multiplayer but clearing dungeons as a team can be a ton of fun. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2020
    8
    I am enjoying the game very much. I don't really understand the complains of most people, for me it's just complains which aren't really thatI am enjoying the game very much. I don't really understand the complains of most people, for me it's just complains which aren't really that important. f.ex the non local coop mode. I dont mind not having a local coop mode since i'm not going to friends either way to play it since covid19. But then again I haven't played the GC one, so who am I to judge?
    For those who haven't played the GC one, yes the game should have been remade, it's just an HD port.
    BUT I'm having extremely fun playing it. I haven't had any issues with online, got a lot of friends to play it with me because of the lite version. People are complaining but they are literally getting the game for free in a way and you have cross-play which is a big plus in my opinion.

    In short try the lite version and judge the game by yourself.
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  3. Sep 8, 2020
    7
    The game is great, the remaster is beautiful and offers tons of nostalgia to keep you going.

    Back in the day, I was never able to play this
    The game is great, the remaster is beautiful and offers tons of nostalgia to keep you going.

    Back in the day, I was never able to play this with other people, due to the peripherals/limitation. So the single player experience wasn't that great. Now, with the remaster, we can finally play this as was intended: with other people.

    But here is the catch (and the problem) in my opinion: Square-Enix decided to cut couch co-op, which would be perfect for so many people, who would love to sit down with their friends or SO to play this. But, in a move that I can only read as a cash-grab, they force people to buy many versions of the same game, since it'll only be online multiplayer.

    What will happen, in the future, when nobody is playing anymore? Or when they shut down the servers. The game will be single player only? LOTS of content are extremely unfriendly to a single player, and they know that.

    I think that was a pretty shady move and lots of people are unhappy - and rightfully so. Hope SE addresses this in future patches.

    On that note... THE HORRIBLE LOADING SCREENS, Jesus Christ. It makes no sense that a GC game takes this time to load on current generation consoles. Leave the town, load. Walk and activate a cutscene, load. Leave the cutscene, load. Load, load, load, load. 15 to 20 seconds per load makes it a CHORE to travel and play. This is unforgivable in my honest opinion.

    All that being said, the game is beautiful, heartwarming and should be played. Just hope SE treats their fans with a little more love.
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  4. Aug 29, 2020
    4
    I had big hopes for this game since i haven't played the original, i was excited for the multiplayer and the dungeons, levelling up myI had big hopes for this game since i haven't played the original, i was excited for the multiplayer and the dungeons, levelling up my character and farming materials to create my equipments. But unfortunately, the game was dull, boring and even the multiplayer was not that special. This game game should have been remade, not remastered Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    3
    The names Square Enix, Squaresoft and Final Fantasy used to be synonymous with quality.

    This remaster is just the latest evidence that things
    The names Square Enix, Squaresoft and Final Fantasy used to be synonymous with quality.

    This remaster is just the latest evidence that things have long since changed.
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  6. Sep 1, 2020
    2
    where is the platinum trophy?This feels like a quick cashgrab.what a disappointment
  7. Sep 2, 2020
    0
    Actually, I wanted this game for years, and even with the multiple delays I was still very exciting without even a bad word. If it would beActually, I wanted this game for years, and even with the multiple delays I was still very exciting without even a bad word. If it would be released half a year later, I would still be fine with it.

    First things first, I played this game when I was 12-14 with multiple friends, and it was great. The only downside of the GCN version was the hard setup with one link adapters and one GBA per player. It was really hard to get all that equipment as a child, but it was still doable and me and my friends enjoyed it so much.

    I was really looking forward to the switch release, and since I live with 4 flatmates, this was the perfect time to relive this moment. I mean, the game is a cooperative experience, the gameplay alone is okay-ish but the magic is missing. Even the design is clearly for multiple players. Okay, I gathered my people really excited to finally enjoy FFCC on the switch many many years after the original, to figure out there is no more local multiplayer. Even during the singleplayer start there's something missing, usually it would show all the characters, but it's only you alone. We discussed if we should get the game for the other switches(everyone has one) but after doing research, we decided against it, because you can only invite friends for dungeons and can't really travel together. The game is about travelling together and to live adventures with your friends, both was executed poorly.

    Honestly, Square Enix, I had so high hopes, and I am so heavily disappointed. I bought your games for years over and over, and you still didn't learn after other poor remakes to listen to your audience. I will never do the same mistake again, I would consider this remake as disappointing as warcraft 3.

    I'd rather enjoy my memories than go back to the remake, even doing the hassle with multiple emulators would be more enjoyable for me than this game.
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