Readers, have you seen the trailer for Final Fantasy Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers? In case you missed it, here it is in all its movie-like glory:
I fear, once again, that my hopes for a game have risen beyond what the actual game could ever live up to. I have written in the past that my love of Nintendo systems (i.e. Wii, DS) has been dwindling for quite some time. It is as though the gaming gods dangle potentially great games, games that I look forward to and count down the days to release, only to have them unfailingly fail in every respect.
So, despite my desire to look forward to what in all respects looks like a beautiful and compelling game, I find myself a skeptic. Do I spend the money on a game that has Wii dutifully engraved upon its case? Or do I follow the flailing ravings of my perpetually disappointed gamer fairy? All things considered, this is one of the few games this year that I’ve actually wanted to buy and I certainly hope not to be disappointed again.
It comes down to this: If The Crystal Bearers was slated for release on a different system I would have no qualms about spending my hard-earned money on it. However, the lackluster performance of the Wii makes me wary of any upcoming titles.