There is even a message from the developers in a notebook that comes with this gorgeous box in the game to look at your surroundings and appreciate the beautiful graphics. I listened, and it only made the game that much better. Characters look as real as it can get on Wii, although the lip syncing isn’t the best, you still feel that the game is as real as it can get with the limitations. It’s truly the environments and the gorgeous full-motion videos that you will see throughout the game.
This soundtrack is so emotional. The boss battle themes are insanely epic, especially the final boss. Plenty of environments have great music, but it’s really the main theme or the emotional theme that plays during sad times that gets you. Once you beat the game, listen to the credits and say you didn’t feel touched. Nobuo Uematsu put all of his love into this game.
This is a shorter RPG, taking me only 20 hours and I did do some excessive grinding at parts, but it all makes up for it. I heard it can add at least 15-20 more hours if you’re planning on doing everything from howlongtobeat.com which averages every person who posts their playthrough’s time.
I can honestly replay this game anyday. It was so much fun. The fact that you can go back, try out different weapons or armor just makes it a little bit easier to want to replay it.
Overall, this was a fantastic game. I think it’s safe to say that it truly is better than what a lot of people would’ve thought it would be. I haven’t played Xenoblade Chronicles so I won’t compare them, but I still think even if I do it’d be a close battle. The Last Story is a game that defines the word art, and I highly recommend it to any RPG fan or any owner of a Nintendo Wii.
+Addictive, simple gameplay
+Best graphics on the system arguably
-A little on the short side
Replay Value: 9.7/10