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Famitsu Last Remnant Review - very positive, 10/10/9/9

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I've been unsure about this game, but I think the more complex and lengthy battle system could be a lot of fun.  I know Famitsu often reviews on hype, but I think this game will get much better reviews in Japan than in the West.  Western reviewers just seem to want to hate JRPGs :(

From Article:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3171265

Japan Review Check: The Last Remnant

10's liberally sprinkled about the premises.

By Kevin Gifford, 11/12/2008

The Game: Square Enix's The Last Remnant

Out: November 20

Good bits: Weekly Famitsu's reviewers, all of whom know a thing or two about RPGs, had almost nothing but kind things to say the battle system, which the game apparently hinges on. "The gameplay begins and ends with the battle system, which is reminiscent of Romancing SaGa but has been refined to a wholly new class of RPG," wrote one. "It's undeniably complex and difficult to get to grips with, but gamers have got to experience the unique battles; you can't get something like this anywhere else."

Another thought that TLR isn't as difficult as all that, however: "You're fighting battles with huge forces, but the commands involved are easy. A lot of the equipment and order commands that'd be considered by most to be fiddly have been greatly automated for you."

TLR's battle system is such an integral part of the experience, apparently, that Famitsu's reviewers hardly talked about anything else. One reviewer called out the "great" graphics and character designs, also noting that there's a ton of content to explore within the game.

Bad bits: All the reviewers mentioned a bit of a learning curve involved with enjoying the game, though they all took pains to note that it was easily surmounted. Said one: "Not being able to freely choose your skills in battle makes things bewildering at the start, but things do an about-face once you form your own Unions," the teams of soldiers you control in battle. Others wrote that each battle takes "a fair amount of time" and "things drag a little when there are lots of participants in battle," although neither issues were seen as a big deal once you got used to them.

Final Score: 10/10/9/9, for a total of 38 points and a Platinum award.

 

 



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      That's way higher than I expected, maybe Squeenix's back with all its force? Can't wait to play it on PC whenever it comes out




      Sounds good.

      Still hate it though.



      Should stop the haters from badmouthing this game. >_>



      Random game thought :
      Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

      Watch my insane gameplay videos on my YouTube page!

      I kinda doubt that shmup :P I have a feeling this game is going to receive a megaton of hate - at least until it arrives on PS3, at which point it will be an acceptable game to the haters ;)



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          Sansui said:
          I kinda doubt that shmup :P I have a feeling this game is going to receive a megaton of hate - at least until it arrives on PS3, at which point it will be an acceptable game to the haters ;)

          Shhh, don't say that. You know what happened to a ''certain'' member in that other thread? =P



          Random game thought :
          Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

          Watch my insane gameplay videos on my YouTube page!

          day one for me on 360.



          SHMUPGurus said:
          Sansui said:
          I kinda doubt that shmup :P I have a feeling this game is going to receive a megaton of hate - at least until it arrives on PS3, at which point it will be an acceptable game to the haters ;)

          Shhh, don't say that. You know what happened to a ''certain'' member in that other thread? =P

           

          Uh oh, no I don't know :o  

          Was there some kind of mutinous lynchmob?  Whatever the case, I think this game will still receive an "inordinate" amount of hate, whether the reviews end up showing it deserved it or not, or whether my perception of some of the fanboys on this forum is correct or not :D



              Sansui said:
              SHMUPGurus said:
              Sansui said:
              I kinda doubt that shmup :P I have a feeling this game is going to receive a megaton of hate - at least until it arrives on PS3, at which point it will be an acceptable game to the haters ;)

              Shhh, don't say that. You know what happened to a ''certain'' member in that other thread? =P

              Uh oh, no I don't know :o  

              Was there some kind of mutinous lynchmob?  Whatever the case, I think this game will still receive an "inordinate" amount of hate, whether the reviews end up showing it deserved it or not, or whether my perception of some of the fanboys on this forum is correct or not :D

              Aww man, just for the heck of it: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=48662&start=100

              o_O



              Random game thought :
              Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

              Watch my insane gameplay videos on my YouTube page!

              I was expecting something in the low to 30's, 35 tops.



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