Game Profile

The Last Story is the latest action-packed RPG to come from Hironobu Sakaguchi featuring time-honoured RPG gameplay and story elements but also adds modern twists to the traditional RPG formula.

Customise your items and character and master the innovative combat system to succeed in this epic new RPG universe.

During The Last Story you take control of Zael and from time to time his partners, a band of mercenaries in search of their fortune. You undertake a series of missions and explore Lazulis Island and its sprawling medieval capital Lazulis City, while trying to help Zael achieve his ultimate goal of leaving his life as a mercenary behind and becoming a true knight.

The Last Story features a high level of customisation for both items and characters appearance. There are two main ways of customising your party’s equipment including visiting blacksmiths to increase their abilities and using dyes to change their colour. By visiting the various blacksmiths who are situated within Lazulis City and within some dungeons you can upgrade your weapons and armour.

Unlike many other RPGs, The Last Story not only features a thrilling single player campaign with an engaging story, but also Online Multiplayer options including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Co-Op modes. Now you can battle against or alongside up to five other RPG fans from across Europe using your own customised character from the Single Player game.

Master the innovative combat system, customise your character and gather items you discover throughout the game, and by utilising new features in The Last Story you will be able to take on the many enemies and bosses that can be found across Lazulis Island. Combat mixes traditional melee, ranged and magic attacks that are often found in RPGs with an innovative cover system and unique magical abilities. You will have to master a mysterious ability called The Gathering to help Zael and his band of mercenaries complete their missions and battle vast bosses by discovering their weak spots, picking a suitable strategy and using team work to bring them down.

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A memorable tale

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User Comments (20)



y2josh said:

I cannot wait for this game. Hopefully with Nintendo's push he'll have another hit on his hands.



ElFlorro said:

I'm so waiting for this. It looks stunning (for Wii standards) and I like the new battle approach. Could be a winner (hopefully soon)...



Senri said:

I HOPE this won't be another FF side project with a small enclosed monotone world with only one or two towns and no Over World connecting them.

The trailer is kinda drab needs something cheery like open fields of green, which hopefully is one of the worlds to explore in this game.

Other than that the game looks a lot like Vagrant Story, graphically and the play system. VS had real time and turn based fighting (depending your choice). I liked it but it was short and there wasn't much exploring...if this game is like VS the name shouldn't be FF.



Marvelousmoo said:

I think this game looks amazing--even better than Xenoblade, which I also want to get really badly. But since Xenoblade came out in Japan first, I guess we will be seeing that first (hopefully). These two RPGs will finally quench the thirst Ive had for a Wii RPG.



Neko_Ichigofan said:

@ Infernape1000
Game Informers said in this months magazine that this game will actually use a real-time battle system so it should be a nice change of pace from Arc Rise Fantasia :')



voulg160 said:

wanting this to come out in australia so bad havent played a decent final fantasy since final fantasy x



JayceJa said:

the art style is incredibly drab and seems to be trying too hard and kinda falls flat
but the gameplay sounds intriguing, so if it comes out in Aus ill probably give it a shot, may wait for it to drop a bit in price though



NintendoGamer93 said:

this game i am hoping that Nintendo will release in the U.S. This game looks so awesome. It was included in a Wii Bundle instead of Mario Kart Wii or Wii Sports. And in my opinion, i think this game is really greater than Final Fantasy. I mean its even more beautiful than Final Fantasy XIII. And im a full Final Fantasy Fan. But wow this game caught my attention.



Shock_Tart said:

looks interisting. not sure what series this is from but the playstyle is what got my attention i think i might pick this one up.



PinkSpider said:

I received my limited edition version today and got to say wow what a lovely box set. The CD and Art Book box set are lush. Well chuffed with this



SaSoBe said:

Played for three hours now. I'm kind of disappointed, though. The story feels pretty lame so far, it's too many corridors that just leads you straight to where you are going, most colors are really dull, the movement feels a bit stiff and the battles are pretty chaotic with, sometimes, stupid comrades. But the battle system is still interesting, with your sniper crossbow and being able to command your friends in battle.

Still, I like Xenoblade Chronicles WAY more than this. But I'll keep playing, who knows, it might charm me later if play more.

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