Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Now Available – Was the wait worth it?
In June of 2019, news circled the gaming community about Square Enix release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. After several official announcements, we finally got clear info that the game was going to land on the 27th of August 2020. After spending a little over a year waiting for this game, we want to answer the big question. Was Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition worth the wait?
First, in case you didn’t know, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is an action RPG with multiplayer features that lets you play multiplayer with your friends. You can play the game in single play mode, or you can decide to play it with friends too in multiplayer mode. Regardless, you must do all it takes to fulfill your quest.
Like every other final fantasy game, Crystal Chronicles was story-driven. The main goal of your journey is to find drops of myrrh that has the power to save you and your village from a deadly gas called the miasma. The effects of miasma are evident throughout the game’s landscape. But amidst all the darkness, there are still symbols of hope. One of which is your Crystal Caravan. You play as a character in the caravan, and you have to journey with other adventurers if you want to save your village.
I guess this brief description gives you a good idea of what to expect from the game story. You definitely will have to download the game to get the firsthand experience.
So, what are the new features Square Enix was bragging about? The most notable feature in Remastered is the multiplayer mode. The barriers of cross-platform multiplayer seen in some multiplayer games are broken in this edition of Final Fantasy. So you get to play with your friends across different platforms.
To avoid being held back by the controls and screen size of your phone, then you should play this game on your PC with BlueStacks. With the new multiplayer mode, you also get more character variations and new enhancements and equipment to help your quest. And for the first time, we get voiceovers for the characters.
Although you get some aspects of the game for free, you will need to pay to have access to the full features of the game. In the paid version of the game, you have access to all the dungeons in both solo play and multiplayer. Unlike the free to play content where you only 13 dungeons for free.
So, was this game worth the wait? Well, that depends on what you expected. If you were looking forward to a Final Fantasy with new exciting features, then you would love this remastered edition. However, some game players were disappointed by the game not having controller support. The touchscreen controls weren’t as effective, but with BlueStacks keymapping, that should be fixed. Players are currently complaining about not being able to buy the full game. Hopefully, that would be resolved very soon.
So, if you want to bring back your childhood memories of final fantasy with exciting new features, then you should download this game today.