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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring Of Fates

Released on 20 March 2008

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring Of Fates is a high quality and unique action adventure, in the universe of Final Fantasy, the world's number one RPG brand. Using real-time, action-based control, immersive 3D graphics, multiplayer gameplay for up to four friends and use of the innovative Nintendo DS touchscreen - players everywhere can experience the story of innocent twins caught in an action-packed, fateful and fantastic adventure.

The holy presence of the Great Crystal is all that shields the planet from the ominous glow of the evil crimson moon. Into this precarious world is born a special set of siblings, twins sharing powers fully realised only when combined. The promising fate of these innocents is soon in peril, as the moon's alluring light threatens to steer all astray.
  • Unique action-based gameplay - with 3D levels, exploration and puzzle solving.
  • Action-based control system lets you experience the adventure your way.
  • Experience exhilarating real-time battles with intuitive controls.
  • Gorgeous 3D graphics and an emotional audio score create a beautiful world to explore.
  • Up to four players can co-operate via DS Wireless Play!
  • Realise the tale of two heroic yet innocent twins in a unique story of fate, adventure and fraternal love.
  • Hundreds of different item and costume combinations add to the fun. Changes to costume/equipment are directly visible on your character in the game.
  • Trade with friends using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection functions.
  • Additional content over the original Japanese version, with four new quests.
  • Can be played in four different languages - English, French, German and Spanish. The multiplayer mode, which allows up to four players to play together, can be played seamlessly even when each player selects a different language.

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 Average rating (12 reviews)

 Classy and sweet with it! :)

| | See all filmwilliams's reviews (4)

I am a fan of most final fantasy games, 10 and 7 being my personal favourites (if you wanted to judge my standards).
I was quite worried that this game wouldn't be that good, but I couldn't have been more suprised! I like that you can switch between lots of characters with different abilities, also, when you buy armour and helmets etc, you can actually see them on the characters, which lets you customise them more and also there's a couple of really good costumes. AND.. there is a little moogle (if you like that kind of thing) which you can customise too!

Definately buy this game if you like cute stuff, cos it's full of it. But there's also alot of good game play to dig into.

 Pleasently surprised (not just because I'm a diehard fan!)

| | See all Chrissy0jay's reviews (40)

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I had to go into this game with a fresh and unbiased outlook to be honest, since I have been a hardcore final fantasy fan since the beginning of my days and liked any instalment that they have released no matter what (bar dirge of cerberus, euggghhh mucky!) So, I went in prepared to play and review this as a unique game with no prior love of final fantasy to come to it's aid...

Thing is, I'm quite pleasently surprised with this. For those of you who are used to final fantasy games, it's a different show entirely, more similar to Crystal chronicles on GC. You play as a squad of 4, one from each of the CC's predominant tribes. Each have a unique ability and attributes, Yuri the main dude is a Clavat...avid swordsman, balanced all round. Al is a Yuke, specialises in magic, Gnash the selkie, loves his bow and double jumping all over the place like a madman, and Meeth a lilty, makes lots of potions and magicite and stuff. Characters are controlled using the D-Pad in real time combat, which is played out in FULL 3D Dungeons. Yup, no pseudo 3D...FULL ON, FULL FAT, 3D...and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Scrap that, these are the best graphics I've seen on DS so far. Okay, straying from the point a bit here, back to gameplay...by using the 'A' button, your character can attack enemies and holding it down lets you charge a power attack. Defense comes in the form of hopping around with 'B', and you can take this further with jumping slashes, and downward thrusts. You can even jump on an enemies head and stomp on it a bit, which is quite good fun. 'Y' button allows you to grab and enemy and smash them against the wall real brawl style. You select your magicite or item to use on the touch screen, then use it by holding 'X' and guiding the ring to where or who you want to use it. Overall, for one person, the system works fine, but that's where the problem lies.

In single player, the game just isn't user friendly to you, and asks far too much of you. If you want to for instance make a firaga spell, you have to use one characters fire with 'X', switch to another using the stylus, line up another fire with 'X', and do it again with the third...all the time while an enemy bashes your face in. Since your allies are usually too thick to do this themselves, it becomes your job to 'be' a four man army! AI doesn't improve throughout the game, as they stand blitheringly obtuse to your suffered beatings, too busy admiring those gorgeously landscaped graphics.

Ok, that's the bad bit out of the way. The combat is generally solid, and the range of moves and elemental weakness/strength adds some nice spice to the mix. The bosses are superb (as always), and if you can get your allies to actually help you, they are strategic and generally quite fun.

The game is of a moderate length, but hey it's quality we're looking at here, and you do get that in spades. The graphics as I've mentioned are incredible, with good sound, and the voice acting is (ashamedly so) better than most next-gen console games. The story is nice too, and generally dark despite the game's cute appearance. So overall, it's a fairly solid package that does something new with Final fantasy, and for the most part, succeeds.

The other thing I would be tempted (almost) to dock this another star for was Square Enix's lack of including Wi-Fi multiplayer...there really is no excuse for it, and this game screams for multiplayer online. You can play with friends, but try finding 3 mates who have this game? Yeah, exactly.

So overall, it's a solid little title, but it comes with warning.
This game has it's faults, and could have been much better. Look past these and you'll enjoy the loveable little game that's on offer.

 great game for price!!

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if this was over £10 I would give 4 stars its an amazing adventure all though ff3 is the best.

 Best GFX for DS so far

| | See all Split212's reviews (5)

This game is great and really fun, although it has some fiddly controls it can be a little hard to understand what to do in some areas but the gameplay surely does make up for it!

This game isnt like the classic FF you would have played but more like the CC you might have played on Game Cube, its fun and entertaining and a great title to add to your DS collection and for 9:99? you'd be made to think twice, its a no brainer!



 not all it could be

| | See all roxas1986's reviews (5)

good old square-enix has given us another final fantasy that has some good improvements from the first crystal chronicals on the gamecube. but it comes with good and bad sides u no longer have to carry the chalice around whitch is a welcome change. it has the normal save the world story but its not as epic as other final fantasy games. if u wish to play the game solo u will find the fighting fun with an intresting magic system useing magicite or tho it can get tricky at times the ai of the computer controlled members of your team is also a down point for single player as they run around barely helping you. at certain points i also got some low frame rates but you can see past that easy the game overall is fun if u can get past all the little low points and its short life span of around 10-13hours whitch is very short for a final fantasy. multiplayer is slightly diffrent u dont play the actuall game but instead do the dungeons with little quests whitch is far more fun but also alas suffers from low frame rates. so i give it only 3 out of 5 for not being all it could whitch is a sad day for this final fantasy fan.

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Rating12+ (PEGI)