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  • Summary: The cult classic RPG featuring team versus team battles finally arrives on Nintendo Switch!

    Last released in 2008, The Last Remnant captured the hearts and minds of gamers with its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system. Now this cult classic RPG is back with a
    The cult classic RPG featuring team versus team battles finally arrives on Nintendo Switch!

    Last released in 2008, The Last Remnant captured the hearts and minds of gamers with its enthralling story, countless characters and intricate battle system. Now this cult classic RPG is back with a Remastered version and is coming to Nintendo Switch with even more beautiful graphics, enhanced via an updated game engine.

    There exists a world woven together by four races: Mitra, Yama, Qsiti, and Sovani.

    In this world, mysterious objects called "Remnants" have existed since ancient times. Who created these objects? When? And for what reason? No one knew nor had the means to know, but continued to extract and use their colossal power.

    However, the Remnants' immense power gradually caused the world to fall out of balance. As further separation tore apart those who rule and those who follow, a war broke outthe beginning of a long and endless strife.

    A thousand years later, this story begins.

    Distinct Battle System

    A command-style battle with ever-changing scenarios

    Coming in contact with enemies on the field will trigger battles. Strategize and make full use of the commands that change constantly depending on the positions and state of friendly and enemy forces.

    Morale of friendly forces greatly affects the outcome of battle

    In battle, morale expresses the spirit of individuals and groups of both friendly and enemy forces. Higher morale has advantageous effects such as increasing the attack stat to deal more damage, or decreasing damage dealt by the enemy
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 24, 2019
    78
    The Last Remnant remastered is a great way to remember the time when jRPG was able to experiment new mechanics.
  2. Jun 25, 2019
    70
    The Last Remnant Remastered is a unique JRPG that finds a good home on Switch. Older issues have mostly been ironed out, and while it's unoriginal, it's still charming enough to enjoy. Maybe wait for a sale, but a decent game to while away the hours.
  3. Aug 29, 2019
    70
    The Last Remnant Remastered does a decent job at treating a JRPG from over ten years ago to the contemporary age. If its combat system remains one of the game's biggest selling points, the dearth of life throughout the game's world is one of the negative inheritances of The Last Remnant's original time. That said, this remaster is something that deserves attention, especially from fans of JRPGs.
  4. 60
    This game had issues at launch, particularly it’s unbalanced combat system, but over a decade later these issues stand in stark relief. Ultimately, even if everything else were great, and the combat system worked exactly like they wanted, the game would still feel unfair. And in a 100+ hour JRPG, that constant grinding unfairness will poison any joy a game can create. There are times where I enjoy playing it, but always know a kick in the teeth is lurking around the corner.
  5. Aug 19, 2019
    60
    This remaster brings a few quality of life improvements that make the experience a bit less cumbersome to sit through, and the visual uplift is definitely welcome. However the latter can't help the mediocre English voice acting, and the fact that its character animations have aged terribly, despite the character art itself being good, coupled with the scenery itself having a level of detail that belongs in the PS2 era. That combination of factors means it will be very hard to get into for most newcomers. Those that stick with it long enough, and put in the unusually big effort required to truly grasp all its ins and outs, will find a good JRPG story a few hours in, just one with hit and miss production values.
  6. Jun 29, 2019
    60
    From a technical point of view, the work done in this Switch version of The Last Remnant Remastered is remarkable : the visuals are stunning, even on portable mode. Alas, the intricacy of the combat system and the world design in general, inherent in the game itself, are not very engaging.
  7. Jun 21, 2019
    50
    The Last Remnant Remastered is the sort of game that we wish we could recommend more highly. Though it has plenty of interesting ideas, like the Union battle system and the SaGa-esque character progression, these are all so mired in obscurity and confusion that their impact is considerably lessened or nullified outright. The Last Remnant Remastered is the best ‘bad’ RPG out there; it’s a game that undeniably has some excellent qualities, but it can never manage to get out of its own way. If you can get past the hokey tutorials and confusing mechanics, The Last Remnant Remastered on the Switch stands as one of (if not the) best versions available, as the enhanced visuals and quality of life improvements are now offered alongside the ability to play on the go. We’d give this one a very light recommendation; if you’re an RPG nut and you have the mettle to get through the more frustrating entries of the genre, this is the game for you. If not, we’d recommend you take a pass.

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  1. Jul 6, 2019
    9
    The story could have been told better, and there are few other minor flaws, however I am still surprised almost no one talks about this game,The story could have been told better, and there are few other minor flaws, however I am still surprised almost no one talks about this game, as for me it could stand along the flag ship of squenix - the Final Fantasy franchise. It has a rather unique tactical battle system, which at the same time looks very dynamic. Model design and textures are good and cohesive. Generally a very strong positionon my list. Expand