Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon may look like another cutesy game aimed at the younger demographic, but underneath its sugary exterior lies a rather devilish challenge. Not to say this is a very difficult game but it'll give you a good run for your money.
The controls are very simple with the remote held sideways, although you can choose various other options, and the general interface is easy to get to grips with.
The music throughout the game is one of it's high points, with some awesome remixes of past Final Fantasy tunes thrown into the mix. The voice acting is a mixed bag with some convincing while others will have you muting your TV (don't worry the game has subtitles). Graphics are just above average, although the CGI sections are truely gorgeous.
Chocobo as a character is adorable and wears corresponding costumes according to what job you currently have selected, jobs are unlocked as you progress through the game's story, and will often have you "Awwing" at his cuteness.
The dungeons are randomly generated each time you enter although they will all look rather samey with a limited amount of textures and backgrounds, which is rather dissappointing. Some are also very difficult with stringent criteria set, such as level restrictions and only have 1 HP throughout. Dying in a dungeon also means losing all your items (bar what you have equipped) and your gil, and although you can store items and money it can be a pain having to travel back and forth to collect/drop off stuff.
All in all Chocobo's Dungeon is an enjoyable little game that offers some geniune challenge but while looking like it's aimed at younger gamers they may find the difficulty rather unpleasant. Also if you can't stand playing as a cute a fluffy protanganist then this probably isnt for you either. Too bad this wasn't advertised more and will more than likely slip by without any notice.