Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fantasy RPG with sexy outfits and crass weapons.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Fine for 11+

Its so cool. Period

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The great and admirable thing about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, a game that took nearly half a decade to make, is that it takes chances in an effort to change some of the tried and true aspects of role playing games. It mixes in elements of on-rails games and shooters. It also tries hard to make accurate use of the Wii remote, which has never been a particularly accurate device -- except in the mini-games genre.

Sometimes this play mechanic works well; but just as often using the Wii remote is a painful experience -- especially as the game becomes harder as you proceed. But you'll enjoy what the game calls the Miasma Screen during which many monsters come at you to be defeated. While there's no blood, you will die more than occasionally. Even though the game can be frustrating, it's clear that Final Fantasy fans with a mind open to new ways to play an RPG will enjoy the experience. For others, however, the game may seem like a mish-mosh of styles and story with an occasionally inaccurate Wii remote to boot. And when you use that pig which shoots deadly lasers out of its udders, it may just be too much for some.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: December 26, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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