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When a girl in the village falls ill after a birthday party, the Hero has to go in town to get medicine. And then, event after event, gets on a quest that will reveal the history of this village in the forest, of the villagers, of the world around them.

At the beginning of the game, the player must create the Hero, by choosing a male or female of one of the four races in the Crystal Chronicles universe: the swift Selkies who can double jump and are efficient archers, the knowledgeable Yukes and their higher magick potency, the strong Lilties for the melee fights, and the skilled Clavats who can do a bit of everything.

The game itself consists of adventuring through dungeons, fighting various foes and bosses by using melee or ranged attacks and various spells, and completing some puzzles. In doing so, the player can hire up to three customizable bodyguards to accompany the main character. It is possible to take control of any of these characters at any time in the game. More bodyguards can be created and can be switched in and out of the party.

In the main town there is also a Quest Shoppe where only one character can enter and complete various tasks to gain money and rare materials to create new equipment.

A multiplayer mode can be accessed at any Save Point via Wi-Fi or Wireless internet connection, and can invite up to three friends (who take the places of the bodyguards) in the game. The new players can help in the dungeons and in the quests, there are also some versus quests that oppose the players.

The Wii version is largely identical to the DS version in gameplay, but is played on a single screen. The multi console engine allows players from the Wii and the DS versions to play together and Wii players can create masks based on their Miis.

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Nintendo DS Fighting the fox
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Nintendo DS Fighting the flying enemy
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Nintendo DS Equipment
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Nintendo DS Stats

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジー・クリスタルクロニクル エコーズ・オブ・タイム" -- Japanese spelling

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1UP Nintendo DS Mar 18, 2009 A 100
IGN Nintendo DS Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Wii Apr 07, 2009 78 out of 100 78
GameFocus Nintendo DS May 04, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Mar 27, 2009 15 out of 20 75
RPGFan Wii Apr 17, 2009 73 out of 100 73
GamingTrend Wii 2009 72 out of 100 72
AceGamez Nintendo DS Apr, 2009 6 out of 10 60
AceGamez Wii 2009 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games Wii Apr 22, 2009 2 out of 10 20

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