Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales User Review
- Just Right
- Time Spent:
- 20 to 40 Hours
- The Bottom Line:
- "Worth playing"
I bought this game for about $12. The game's graphics are nice for walking around the world. The minigames, and microgames look cute also, but not as detailed as the world map. What this game is basically is a story driven compilation of micro/mini games. I wouldn't stress the story part that much though, as it seems that the story is just there for comic relief and to make the game more than a compilation of minigames and microgames. The characters are very cute and mostly lovable. I have to admit I really enjoyed playing MOST (95%) of the mini/microgames in this game. They are all pretty fun and addictive for what they are. One of the games I have a problem with is the magic pot game. This game is just pure luck. You have to stick knives into holes into this pot. And if you stick it into the right hole (for which there is no criteria) you get more knives and progress. Now this can be truly annoying if you keep guessing wrong. The other game I didn't really care for was the bomberwall. It's actually a fun game, but in order to get the gold medal (which gives you a rare prize) you have to finish it within 16 secs. I can tell that it can be truly frustrating doing that. 16sec is good if you are masochistic. If you want to have a righteous challenge, and still have fun then they should have just put gold medal requirement as 17-18sec. So besides having fun playing these microgame and minigames what do you get from it? In the microgames you are given two objectives. One is easier to achieve and the other is moslty just tougher barring the 2-3 games that are insane. Upon achieving those objectives you get cards. You can then use these cards to participate in pop up duels which are necessary for progressing the game and the story. I don't think I have to tell you that getting the cards from doing the challenging games really helps in those battles. As for the minigames they comprise of a mini Grimmesque story with Final Fantasy Fables world characters that leads to a minigame. You have 8 or 9 objectives (I forgot), and they are mostly easy. Three of them give you endings to the story, goodies, and progress the story. One does something which you will findout when you play and I won't spoil it for you. And the others basically unlock different difficulty/modes for the minigame or give you more cards :) This is not an amazing game. But I can tell you this, that if I only have 5-15min at a time to play, this would be the perfect game to play.
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