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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Yuri and Chelinka between them share a special mystical gift that allows them to control a magical crystal. When a mysterious robed figure appears in their small town, murders their father, and causes their two faithful friends to disappear, the pair must explore the countryside to rescue their friends. From there, it's a matter of confronting the sinister temple in the city which seems to be the center of all of this trouble.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is an action adventure where the player can choose to play solo, or as part of a group. There are two different modes of play - Story Mode, where the player follows the adventures of Yuri, Chelinka and their friends, or Multiplay, where the player takes on the dungeons from Story Mode alone or with up to three friends.

There are four different tribes to play as - Clavat, Yuke, Selkie and Lilty. Each tribe has its own distinct look, as well as a special ability. Clavats can perform a special jump attack using the touch screen, Yukes can use 'Mage's Needles' to reveal hidden blocks and vines, Selkies can double jump as well as charge up a powerful arrow strike against one enemy, while Lilties can use their urns to roll over hazardous terrain, float, jump over gaps, or to create magical elements called 'Magicites'.

Each tribe can use Magicite. These special magical elements come in different types: fire, blizzard, thunder, cure, raise and clear. By holding the X Button, the player can use Magicite by dragging a circle out onto the game field, and positioning it over either themselves or an enemy. The other players can place all of their circles on top of each other and release X simultaneously to 'pile' their magic and create more powerful spells. It's even possible to combine different types of Magicite together in this way to create new spells.

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates Nintendo DS The quest begins here.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates Nintendo DS Intro
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates Nintendo DS That's nice looking 3D.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates Nintendo DS The intro is so beautiful that it deserves a lot of screenshots.

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジー・クリスタルクロニクル リング・オブ・フェイト" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

1UP Mar 07, 2008 A 100
Worth Playing Apr 26, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy Mar 06, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AceGamez 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 13, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) Mar 11, 2008 3.75 out of 5 75
Power Unlimited Oct 07, 2008 74 out of 100 74
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Legendra Jul 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Ben K (22982) added Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates (Nintendo DS) on Apr 27, 2008