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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time - Wii

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Price: $53.90
Ships same-day (M-F) if ordered before 5PM EST
Item Number: RVL-P-RFFJ
Publisher: Square Enix
Jan/UPC Code: 4988601005821
NCS Product Synopsis
The latest Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game is a cross-platform title which is equally the same on the Nintendo DS and the Wii. Square accomplishes the handheld-to-console parity with the "Pollux Engine" which makes it easy to develop and release the same game simultaneously on two platforms. That means the underlying code, the graphics, the music, and the gameplay are identical. By using the Wi-Fi communications mode, NDS players can link up with Wii players and go on adventures like one big happy family.
One drawback to the cross-platform functionality however is the cramped "dual screen" design that the Wii version uses - the main game screen is positioned on the left while a stats screen is positioned on the right to mimic the NDS but it's claustrophobic and looks clumsy especially when a Wii is connected to a 50' HDTV. In other words, you'll never get to view the game on a full screen but you can magnify the size of either of the screens by pressing the "-" or "+" button on the Wii Remote. Despite the cross-platform graphics, the game looks good on the Wii with bright colors, a detailed game world and well defined characters. It's better than we initially expected after hearing about the Pollux Engine a few months ago.

At the outset of the game, players choose a character class from four races - Clavats, Yukes, Lilties, and Selkies - and the sex of the protagonist. After naming the new hero, the story starts in a quaint little town filled with folksy citizens but soon expands into the dangerous environs of the world outside. If initially playing the game solo, gamers may visit bluish crystal shards in order to link up with other players and go on monster hunting, dungeon spelunking, and magic casting adventures that allow the heroes to roam the world like a gang.

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Region Lock-out
Please note Japanese Wii games will not boot on USA or European Wii consoles due to the inherent region-lockout on Japanese Wii game discs. A Freeloader (and a Wii with 3.2U firmware) is required to play Japanese Wii games.

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