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Introducing a new hero - or should that be villainess? The daughter of the Darklord! Set fiendish traps for any adventurer foolish enough to cross you, then send in your monstrous minions to finish the job!

FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklord™ puts you in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord's daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.

It's a real time strategy game with a devilish twist!

You'll need to get your hands on ever more diabolical traps and abominable monsters if you're going to stop those pesky adventurers from making it to the Dark Crystal at the top of your tower. Be warned, though - with heroes of all the races and job classes from the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series storming your lair in real time, your traps and minions will count for nothing unless you deploy them like a true evil genius. Anything less, and your beloved home will be reduced to rubble before you know it!

Stop protecting the world as a goody-two-shoes king and start conquering it as a bad-to-the-bone Darklord! Sure, there are legions of annoying adventurers determined to stop you, but as any self-respecting arch-villain would agree, swatting them is the best bit!

For more information, please visit the official website at http://www.MyLifeasaDarklord.com.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Sean McDermott

Here's your chance to try out life as a Darklord!

As a launch title for the WiiWare service in all regions, the long-titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King was highly anticipated by fans of the famous series and city-building enthusiasts alike. Having received positive critical...

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User Comments (31)

Stuffgamer1

#1

Stuffgamer1 said:

Sounds interesting. Maybe I'll finally get the first My Life As a King now that I can put it on my SD card!

Atlantis1982

#3

Atlantis1982 said:

Its like they gone and done a City of Heroes thing; except this would be more City of Villains. :P

KeeperBvK

#5

KeeperBvK said:

A cross between My Life as a King and Dungeon Keeper (hopefully)? Count me in.

Objection

#6

Objection said:

I'm interested in this but I hope the gameplay has some major additions because otherwise I'll be bored, having already put 20 hrs into the first one.
EDIT: It's an RTS? Interesting...

Curt

#8

Curt said:

Sounds neat. I'll probably get it unless it's too much like MLAAK.

EDIT: It's hardly like MLAAK, so I'll get it. I'm glad Nintendo added the option to run games from an SD card.

flatspikes

#12

flatspikes said:

This is possibly one of the few up coming Wii Ware games I might get excited about!!!

Bazly

#13

Bazly said:

Hmm... when I read the title I was hoping for "My Life as King" but from the opposite perspective. I still really like the look of this, and will most likely get it ,especially because the art looks beautiful - but I am a bit disappointed it wasn't what I was expecting.

VALERHU

#14

VALERHU said:

I might not get it if its 1500 wii points.. It might have the content, but I'd rather get other things if its that expensive.

DarkLloyd

#16

DarkLloyd said:

hopfully this comes out monday after friday then i will be buying this alone with other wiiware games
in a long time

ElFlorro

#17

ElFlorro said:

I'm downloading it right now... I'm really exited! I couldn't find a review yet, so I'm just trying it out...

ElFlorro

#18

ElFlorro said:

I just played the first chapter and I have to say that I am impressed! I just want to share a few facts with you. SPOILER ALERT!

  • the game itself needs 319 blocks (+ 2 for the savegame)
  • Nintendo tells you right from the start that there will be more downloadable content
  • you play holding the wiimote horizontally (no gestures or waggle features included so far)
  • the controls are intuitive & fast
  • you add floors to your tower and set traps and foes for the arriving "do-gooders"
  • between the levels you custimize your tower and the monsters you can buy with NP (negative power, muahahah)
  • the first chapter has five levels an a boss stage (with Chime being the first boss)
  • MLAAD is a more sophisticated tower defense game with way more choices to make
  • it has charming visuals and enjoyable music & sound effects
  • the gameplay is is really addicting
    & rewarding
  • I only played about an hour so far but I'm really having a great time and can't stop playing. I do recommend the game for tower defense game fans & FFCC fans, too. If your still unsure wait for nintendolife's review.

I have to defeat some more "do-gooders"!
Bye!

davegorack

#21

davegorack said:

Im geting this on moday.
only £7?( i use my cridiet card so i save £3)
I dont mind the downlodebl conten as ive gotten used to this from Square Enix so i dont mind. cant wait for it as i am a big Crystal cronacals fan
(BUY IT KNOW!!!!!) so i cant wait for it.

Bass_X0

#22

Bass_X0 said:

Just to repeat a point I made on the forums about the DLC.

...You don't have to pay the full amount. Its just giving you a wide variety of options to pick and choose which DLC is most preferable to you if any at all.

DLC is also financially necessary to recuperate the costs that went into creating the game not just so the producers get more profit from the DLC. If there was no DLC available then the basic cost of the game would be much more than 1000 points so that Square would make their money back spent on producing it. DLC allows the game to be 1000 points.

If this game was designed without any optional DLC, to be sold for 1000 points then it would be a much poorer and shorter game to keep under the budget allowed in producing it.

ElFlorro

#23

ElFlorro said:

@ Bass X0: In a way it's like Crystal Defenders, but be sure to expect way more! You don't only buy units but also rooms for your tower. For example you have melee, ranged & magic units and rooms wich can attack foes, poison them or protect your own units. And foes are able to attack your units & rooms. So there are a lot of neat things they came up with. I would say that CD is really basic gameplay, while MLAAD is a lot more fun.

@ davegorack: To be honest: It kinda pis*** me of, that SqaureEnix goes with that DC stuff right from the start. If they would make the basic game and then go "okay we have came up with something nice we could add, so here's the stuff for a few bucks for the fans" it would be okay. But giving you the option for MLAAD to buy a dress for the main character for 300 points (and there are at least 2 of it) wich will cost you 6€ (5,20 pounds) it's really unfair. I'm kind of a completionist and like my games completed 100%, so it really hurts my gamer feelings (crying out loud to the heavens!). You pay 1000 points for the game and you could pay another 5500 points for DC!! So the whole game costs 65€ (56 pounds or $91) That's a lot of points (money)...

Bass_X0

#24

Bass_X0 said:

You really need to lose your completionist nature in this day and age - its not going to do you any good at all. Square are not going to expect everyone to download everything that they have to offer. Really, just pick and choose what you feel like you want that is a reasonable price.

Bass_X0

#26

Bass_X0 said:

I quite like it. Never played a proper tower defense game, which I am assuming this is a proper one. It starts off easy enough but the difficulty ramps up by the time you reach the second castle. I kept losing a lot but then I just realised I had to power-up my monsters as well as raising their level. Gah! Its easy to raise your Karma if you want to build up your monsters in a hurry - just keep replaying the first castle and have two floors of three Scorpions each. Then just let the game play itself.

The DLC... they're basically cheats. Stronger monsters, more NP thats all it is really. How many times have you played games only to hit a brick wall because you don't have the brains or skill to progress further? The DLC only serves to make the game easier for you and because you have to actually pay for it, you have to think about whether you really need the DLC to progress. There have been times where people have just switched on all the cheats that other games have and run through the game in record time ruining the game for them.

I think its a good trade-off. If you're good at the game then you don't need the DLC. If you're not so good, just pick and choose what you think would enable you the to progress further without making the game too easy for yourself.

davegorack

#27

davegorack said:

@ElFlorro good point.
Still at lest Square have made good DLC this time.
I mean for 300 point you can have Kain from FF4 as a Monster.
How awsome is that?

vrakelmirakel

#28

vrakelmirakel said:

Seems SE has pulled the DLC.
There used to be plenty, but today I was going to get some extra stages and everything except 2 items are gone

DarkDragoon

#31

DarkDragoon said:

I am on Chapter 4 and cannot seem to get past it with anything I do. I've purchased the costumes. I cannot seem to get past it no matter what I try. The thieves show up and than the building blows up. HELP PLZ

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