Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Review

The Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles series of games has always been the red headed step child of the Final Fantasy universe. The games are never bad, but they also are never as good as the main Final Fantasy games and don

High Production Value


As with most games developed by Square Enix, The Crystal Bearers has extremely high production values. The graphics are second to none on the Wii. The art style is extremely similar to Final Fantasy 12. The game world is a quasi-futuristic setting with huge sprawling cities, and yet at the same time, there is a vast and wild country landscape which fills out the world. The character models are all highly detailed and their animation is top notch. If you take one look at the game you will know that it is a Final Fantasy game.


Also showing off the game

What’s the Story


The Crystal Bearers does have a decent storyline that manages to remain interesting throughout most of the game. Chrystal Bearers is a sequel to the original Chrystal Chronicles for the Gamecube, however the story takes place 1000 years after the events of the original game. It

The Bad


So far so good right? Well I haven

Luckily the game isn

Since this is an action game and not a true RPG, there is no leveling system in place. Instead, you can collect items from chests and monster drops that can be used to create new gear. The gear will provide stat buffs to Layle. Since Layle is the only playable character you also won

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