I don’t know exactly what to think about Mistwalker’s The Last Story. Despite having “The Gooch” running the show, they just don’t seem to have made anything, like, super awesome yet. Blue Dragon was interesting (but not quite interesting enough for me to finish it) and Lost Odyssey, to me, only had flashes of brilliance. Considering Sakaguchi hasn’t really directed anything since about Final Fantasy V, maybe this can be his return to prominence. Or not, who knows!
All things considered, I will purchase this game when it releases here and not necessarily because I expect it to even be good.
Other reasons include:
1. I want to support localization of any and everything. The more stuff we get here the better, especially RPGs.
2. My Wii needs some love and Nintendo needs to show the fans that they’re willing to give us what we want.
3. There’s a soft spot in my heart for old Gooch and Uematsu. Their works more or less shaped my early gaming years and I’m willing to support/follow them through even mediocre games.
4. THE ART
Special mention to that fucking crazy guy that looks like Ganondorf. I mean…I haven’t been following this game that closely because there seemed to be only a slight chance that it was coming here but now I’m FUCKING JAKKKKKKKKKED.
So yeah, pretty cool shit. Big ups to Nintendo for at the very least pretending to care about the fans.