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Thu, 08 Oct 2009 14:50:50
Got to admit the screens look fantastic. Nice to see Square actually putting some effort into the Wii.  Unfortunately it still has the words Final and Fantasy in it so it's destined to suck donkey nuts.
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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 04:30:24
Last two lots fo screenshots are FUCKING EPIC.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:27:08
FFCC: The Crystal Bearers - ESRB rating reveals details on bikini scene from trailer

Have you been wondering what's up with that bikini butt-bumping scene that was in the latest FFCC: The Crystal Bearers trailer? Well, now we finally have the details, thanks to the ESRB. Looks like that part of the game is actually playable!

This is a fantasy-based action game in which players assume the role of Layle, a mercenary "crystal bearer" who uses his telekinetic powers (i.e., the ability to control gravity) to stop an evil villain from destroying the world. Players can explore fantasy worlds, battle numerous creatures, and engage in story-related mini-games (e.g., dodging lasers, flying airships, saving people). The central character can use his telekinetic powers to throw people off cliffs, into warp portals, onto train tracks, or into trash chutes. Guns and swords can also be used to defeat characters. One sequence involves intense machine gun fire against a dragon; cutscenes sometimes depict slapping, punching, and kicking. Consumers may wish to know that the expletives "damn" and "hell" are occasionally used by the central characters.

Some female characters wear revealing fantasy outfits and bikinis that expose deep cleavage. During one sequence at the beach, a woman accuses a man of peeping on her in an outhouse changing room (e.g., "How icky of you to watch girls changing!" and "You were peeping?!"). In one mini-game, two women in bikinis try to knock each other off a floating platform using only their hips. Players will also encounter multiple alcohol references during their adventure: wine casks, barrels, and bottles (e.g., "Rainbow Wine") can be found in some locations; a goblin samurai holding a sake-shaped bottle appears to be drunk; and players can visit a winery and uncork kegs and barrels, allowing the wine to pour onto the floor. If players wish to, they may pick up steaming manure and toss it at enemies or the bucolic surroundings.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:29:08
FFCC: The Crystal Bearers - two more video clips

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:39:39
FFCC: The Crystal Bearers - another explosion of screens, art

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:46:22
Why does this game have to look so good?

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Sat, 10 Oct 2009 03:09:09

"Some female characters wear revealing fantasy outfits and bikinis that expose deep cleavage. During one sequence at the beach, a woman accuses a man of peeping on her in an outhouse changing room "

So the smaller the breasts the more lenient the rating?

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Sat, 10 Oct 2009 14:31:31

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Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:06:12
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:21:46

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=101505

Three new commercials, with.... Bon jovi music?

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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:35:55
This game is being released on December 26 in North America.  Bizarre choice.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2009 12:02:21

http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2009/10/23/4cr-interview-final-fantasy-cc-the-crystal-bearers/

The graphics in Crystal Bearers look phenomenal, especially compared with other third party Wii releases. What is your team’s secret to squeezing out this kind of performance? Is it all in the art direction?

Great efforts have gone into the graphical side of the game, as Itahana-san is working as both the director and art director. Itahana-san is in control of examining the entire game and deciding which graphical elements will contribute the most to improving the game’s overall quality. The key characteristic of this team is its focus on making graphic design decisions while focusing on making the game more and more enjoyable.

Can you discuss the multiplayer component of the game, particularly the “assist mode?”

Yes. It is the Wii after all, so we’ve tried to implement as many scenes as possible where a second player can either assist or get in the way of your progress. The main character’s movements and camera controls can only be manipulated by player one, but the second player can pick up and throw items and monsters, as well as protect the main character. Using this functionality, the second player is free to interact and participate in the game alongside the first player.

More at the link.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 17:54:22

The latest title in Square Enix's Crystal Chronicles series, whose Japanese TV ad campaign features music from Jersey rock band Bon Jovi, received scores of 8, 8, 7 and 7 from Famitsu magazine this week for a total of 30 points, very low for an outlet that's usually quick to lavish praise on any Final Fantasy title.

"The story, woven by a cast of colorful characters, is extremely fascinating," one reviewer wrote. "The way the story develops, along with the unique characters and world setting, is brilliant. There are lots of little details to everything."

On the other hand, according to Famitsu, The Crystal Bearers has a fair amount of annoying niggles. "The telekinesis setup is fun -- you get to perform a lot of actions in the playable events, but I wish people gave more of a response to getting moved around," one writer said.

"The levels are well-made and full of gimmicks," wrote another, "but the map doesn't give you much info, making it hard to figure out where you are at times. It's hard to get a grip on your surroundings, and the game feels a bit like a long fetch quest, But the playable events and wide variety of minigames ensure that players never get bored."

The Crystal Bearers is due out December in the US and February 2010 in Europe.


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