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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 24, 2010 (11:17 AM)
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Your review was painful to read, not for its words, but for the game it describes. I played the first Crystal Chronicles and thought that was pretty bad... I haven't had much hope for the growth of that series since.

AND YET IT CONTINUES TO HAVE SEQUELS. MY. GOD.

At least they have a good art department.


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Author: disco
Posted: January 24, 2010 (12:32 PM)
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Yeah, I know. The series has gotten worse with each passing game. The sad thing is how so many other review sites gave this an above-average rating. If this is what passes for above-average gaming, I weep for the future.


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Author: espiga
Posted: January 24, 2010 (12:39 PM)
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The only thing that made FF: Crystal Chronicles a bearable series was the fact that Kumi Tanioka (whom I've met IRL and is an absolute angel) composed the music, and it was lovely.

But in Crystal Bearers, she's been replaced with some generic douchebags that can't compose nearly as well.


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Author: Ben
Posted: January 24, 2010 (01:04 PM)
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I've not played any of its sequels, but I liked Crystal Chronicles. I've seen gameplay footage of Crystal Bearers, though, and it doesn't look all that great.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: January 25, 2010 (11:56 AM)
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RotW viewing comments--this review was motoring along til after "Everyone judges him not on his character, but on their fear of the magic he wields."

"Unfortunately, the conspiracy that wraps Layle up, which jeopardizes the kingdom and heralds a new magic age, goes for the predictable xxx instead of looking at stereotypes."

A few stock phrases too--"rinse and repeat" and "sore thumb" feel like writing by inertia, and when you try for a story-review, these things are more noticeable, especially since the beach party and ballroom examples are funny, as is "mugging moogles" later--though there, the tossing furniture around bit should go with combat. Unless it's noncombat--in which case I think you have a trump card that noncombat recklessness is more fun than combat.

Some paragraphs are also a bit chunky, with the combat descriptions being hit into the ground a bit (and you might do well to link weak combat with too many mini-games more explicitly, earlier,) and I also think the graphics could be moved up. If people know the plot gets in the way of enjoying all this, it's a good thing.

The beginning and ending work very well, and I think you have a good idea of what you wanted to do. I have to wonder, though, given the timing of the review and how some sentences don't go together, if you weren't just trying to sneak it in before week's end, especially if you have a review queued for next week. It's still an enjoyable review, if not all it could be.


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Author: disco
Posted: January 25, 2010 (07:31 PM)
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Actually, I forgot about the weekend deadline until the last minute and didn't have time for any editing. >_< Thanks for the critique, though!


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