Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Genre Adventure -> RPG
Today's Rank 0
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Date 2004-02-10
Publisher Nintendo
Date 2004-03-12
Publisher Nintendo
North America Retail Box ArtCrystal Chronicles marks the long-awaited reunion of Nintendo and Final Fantasy. It's been nearly a decade since the series was playable on a Nintendo home console; thankfully, this innovative title makes up for lost time. Crystal Chronicles' main selling point is its multi-player take on the traditionally solo role-playing concept. Up to four players can take their part here, and a real sense of teamwork and camaraderie quickly develops between members of the adventuring posse. It's a breath of fresh air in one of the most stagnant game genres. More invention arrives in the form of Crystal Chronicles' use of Nintendo's much-vaunted GameCube-to-Game Boy Advance link-up feature. With Game Boy Advance handhelds hooked up to the main GameCube system, players can manage their inventories with consummate ease and quickly access maps and other useful information. This is just one unique feature of a truly unique game. The Final Fantasy series' famous qualities--from its intuitive battles through its epic soundtrack to the sprawling nature of its worlds--are all preserved here. For GameCube owners, this is the ultimate team-based RPG. With gorgeous visuals and a game world full of character and life, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a title of stellar quality. --Jonti Davies

- Explore wilderness, caverns, incredible dungeons and more -- gorgeous, realistic graphics in three-quarter perspective
- Use magic and special attacks in exciting real-time battles -- and use teamwork to overcome the deadliest creatures on the planet
- Exciting four-player team action, as you hack and slash through a world of monsters
- Up to three friends can join in, using their Game Boy Advance systems as controllers
- Players can use the GBA screen to access menus, organize their spell spheres, and perform upgrades -- without slowing down the onscreen action
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