If this game ran smoother, it would have been something special. Instead it's just a solid, worthwhile trip that will be remembered more for its shortcomings than it will its triumphs, and what a shame that is.
This is a great addition to tge scarece population of rpgs on next gen systems. And in depth combat system using sets of units in place of 1 single fighter granting you endless opportunity to build each combat group the way you want. The graphics are fine the cimbat is fun and in true rpg tradition there are towns shops gear and items to be bought. The games story is goid enough but the combat makes you want to play more and more. This was a very underated game given its 1 of only a handfull of rpgs to be released this decade. I suggest it be played by all rpg fans as theres guarenteed to be things in it to remind us all of the goid days when turn based rpgs were the big thing. Its pure nastalgia even down to the wonderfull soundtrack
This game is SquareJP's finest work this generation. The story, whilst being somewhat generic is a shining example of how you take a generic concept and make it more than that. In this game, you do not control a few singular characters, instead you have 'unions' which you form with a key character acting as a general so to speak, with bodyguards and special units in the union. You can have several unions depending on your battle level which allows for some jaw dropping gigantic battles against hostile unions. The traditional Japanese roleplaying elements are heavily modified, with RTS style tactics of engaging and 'deadlocking' enemies in a close combat fight whilst your other unions move around to flank them or intercept enemies who are trying to flank your unions whilst they are in a deadlock. All of this is controlled with a sleek, stylish interface and battle controls identical to a traditional JRPG and is very easy to use whilst having respectable depth. If you think that the game is an actual RTS in the way it handles, and are put off by it, don't be because it isn't. This is a fantastic example of how you can merge two genres together whilst catering to every bodies tastes.
I'm not even a huge JRPG fan at all, and other than Final Fantasy 4, 7, 13 and Lost Odyssey, I have never played any other ones and I have to say this one is easily the best. If like me you were left with a sour taste in your mouth after the latest, awful Final Fantasy games, The Last Remnant is a breath of fresh air, a fantastic new IP and proof that Square have not lost their touch.
The story is typical for a Square Enix RPG, which is okay. The characters are designed with love, the atmosphere is good. The stuttering was acceptable as well. But there are too many decisions, that I’d rather have taken myself.
Judging by Square-Enix’s immense standards, unbeatable by most developers on their very best day, then Last Remnant is a disappointment. It’s not the epic life consuming RPG we were expecting and falls a long way down the list of top RPG titles for the 360, which is saying something.
Great graphics, really enjoyable RPG. Combat mechanics are different, more strategy involved when making your units. Most people gave it bad score do to combat mechanics, but I feel its one of the most enjoyable aspects of game, have to think how your going to win battle.
I had high expectations for this game, and I am a bit disappointed, I think they had everything to achieve a cult game, and they failed for 2 reasons a bad narrative and a bad gameplay. the music is great right now i need the soundtrack.
Personal score: 7
You really need to look past this games flaws to like it, I do and it's one of my favorite games. Graphics were around that time pretty good, but there are texture pop ins and the loading time can be long, also this game suffers from framerate issues in battle, which isn't much of a problem, since the battlesystem is turnbased. Battles may be a bit complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it you love it. Leveldesign could be better and the story is pretty simple and good. Characters are well written and the villain seems reasonable. There are a lot of Sidequest for you and the difficulty is really high, so it's a good thing that you can save everywhere. Fans of JRPGs may like this one
Ok the beginning of this game was ok, it had potential. The graphics where decent, storyline was going well and i thought this might be a decent rpg. Nooooo, After 5 hours into the game i had 12 people plus in my party. The action battle sequences where hellish to watch, you just didnt know what was going on. The leveling system was also extremely poor. This is a game i would not recommend. You may enjoy the first few hours but trust me that will be all. Do not buy.
Plutôt joli ce jeu japoniais (pour un moteur Unreal) et avec la direction artistique bizarre et "particulière" pour ne pas dire de mauvais goût des jeux japoniais du genre (mais les Final Fantasy XIII sont tout de même plus réussis à cet égard). The Last Remnant se paye tout de même le luxe de ramer assez souvent avec des ralentissements aussi inexplicables qu'incongrus pendant les combats...
Des combats au tour par tour qui dans le principe semblent intéressants mais qui sont en réalité à des millions d'années-lumière de ce à quoi on peut s'attendre, nous, les Occidentaux (Heroes of M&M, King's Bounty, Xcom, Omerta...). Des points d'action ? juste une barre jaune impossible à quantifier. Des déplacements à gérer ? que nenni. Une vue globale du champ de bataille ? non. Est-ce qu'on peut au moins tourner autour de ses unités ? juste à 180° et encore ! peut-on dézoomer ? même pas ! pourtant Front Mission 3 sur PS1 était pas mal fait du tout... sans doute l'exception qui confirme la règle.
On incarne un jeune con (on dirait un gamin de 12 ans) qui a le charisme d'un Kévin. Les dialogues (en anglais) ont la platitude d'un spot pour une lessive. Quant à l'histoire, elle est d'une niaiserie impossible à quantifier, elle aussi. C'est malgré tout un peu moins insupportable qu'un FF XIII tout en restant d'un ennui incommensurable. Une purge !
SummaryLong ago, the world was filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved b...