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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.3
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.4


Critic Reviews

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Legendra (Aug 01, 2009)
Problèmes techniques corrigés, gameplay réajusté, la conversion de The Last Remnant sur PC est irréprochable, et correspond à ce que l'on aurait aimé avoir sur XBox360. Malgré tout, le jeu reste atypique, déroutant, et pourra décevoir une partie des joueurs. Incroyablement riche et complet (voire complexe), le jeu nécessite un long temps d'apprentissage, pour révéler toutes ses subtilités, la faute à un manuel qui n'explique presque rien et à une absence de tutoriel. Il possède un côté addictif incroyable, et livrera sa substantifique moelle au joueur prêt à fournir l'effort nécessaire, qui sera récompensé par plus d'une centaine d'heures de bonheur, bercées par une bande son fantastique. Probablement le RPG le plus ambitieux de la génération jusqu'à présent, peut-être aussi le plus envoûtant. Si certains joueurs hésitaient quant à la version à acheter, la réponse est toute trouvée : celle-ci.
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GameFocus (2010)
For those PC gamers who are willing to try out a new style of Japanese Role Playing Game this is a great game to play with its strong mechanics and story. But there will be some gamers who will think the game is too simple because it is a port of a console game and not actually sit down and see how deep and complex the game actually is. If you are unsure about the game just download the demo and give it a solid try and for the rest of the PC Role Playing Gamers out there just go out and buy this great title.
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Gamer Limit (Mar 30, 2009)
Square Enix have somewhat redeemed themselves. I say that, because this is the version of the game that SHOULD have been released last year, and a lot of people who bought the 360 version should rightfully feel ripped off. The story is fantastic, gameplay is great and you won’t be disappointed with the time you invest in the 40+ hours it provides. But time will tell if people can embrace PC versions of JRPG’s. But in any case, SE should take notice – Ports should not be a second chance draw, it should allow everyone the chance to enjoy a great adventure.
81
Door het framerate-probleem en vele andere technische problemen die de Xbox 360-versie een beetje onderuithaalden, op te lossen, heeft Square Enix de hele ervaring verbetert. Hierdoor kan het geweldige verhaal en de leuke gameplay helemaal schitteren. Toegegeven, The Last Remnant is nog moeilijker geworden, maar ondanks enkele kleine grafische en gameplayfouten is het een genot om te spelen van begin tot einde.
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GamersGlobal (May 08, 2009)
The Last Remnant hat eindeutige Schwächen: Der Story-Einstieg ist zu lahm, die Nebenquests bieten kaum Abwechslung und das Kampfsystem unterfordert zu Beginn. Warum ist The Last Remnant trotzdem eine Empfehlung? Weil geduldige Spieler mit einem epischen Abenteuer belohnt werden, das vor allem durch die interessante Geschichte und das innovative Kampfsystem überzeugt. Für Fans japanischer Rollenspiele ist The Last Remnant also definitiv einen Blick wert.
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GameSpot (Mar 20, 2009)
By fixing the frame rate and other technical issues that encumbered the Xbox 360 version, Square Enix has improved the entire experience, allowing the great story and fun gameplay to sparkle on their own terms. Granted, The Last Remnant could have been tightened up even more, but even with its occasional visual and gameplay foibles, it's a delight from beginning to end.
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Vandal Online (Apr 06, 2009)
The Last Remnant esconde en su interior bastante más de lo que parece (su sistema de combate realmente nos ha encantado), y podemos afirmar que estamos en líneas generales ante un buen JRPG. Tan sólo hay que tener paciencia -algo que seguramente no todo el mundo esté dispuesto a tener-, echándole horas hasta que el juego "despegue", y por supuesto, ser plenamente conscientes del tipo de género de juego que tenemos delante. Aún con sus defectillos, precisamente, por la enorme escasez de juegos de rol japoneses en compatibles, no podemos dejar de darle una oportunidad… porque quién sabe cuándo podremos jugar a otro en nuestras flamantes torres de PC.
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3D Juegos (Mar 20, 2009)
El prometedor The Last Remnant de Xbox 360 mejora ostensiblemente en la versión de Pc gracias a un acabado técnico muy superior. Square Enix nos brinda un título algo repetitivo y alargado en exceso, pero rico en imaginería y con destellos de brillantez.
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GameStar (Germany) (Mar, 2009)
Es leuchtet mir ja durchaus ein, dass mir ein Spiel bestimmte Dinge in aller Ruhe erklären will. Aber dass ich satte acht Stunden lang bei der Hand genommen werde, finde ich dann doch übertrieben. Zum Glück habe ich durchgehalten, denn sonst wäre mir eine der spannendsten Geschichten der letzten Rollenspiel-Jahre entgangen. Bei all den interessanten Charakteren verzeihe ich sogar den rotzlöffigen Helden. Ein Sonderlob verdient sich Square Enix zudem für das innovative Kampfsystem und die erstklassige PC-Portierung. Wer geduldig ist und ein Herz für Japano-Rollenspiele hat, sollte The Last Remnant unbedingt eine Chance geben.
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Multiplayer.it (May 26, 2009)
In definitiva TLR è in grado sicuramnente di piacere agli amanti dei giochi di ruolo nipponici così come ai neofiti di questo genere, con quel pizzico di strategia in più che proprio tra gli utenti PC vede la sua più grossa fetta di fan, mentre gli appassionati di RPG occidentali e i giocatori più navigati potrebbero trovarlo non così interessante nonostante le novità introdotte da Square Enix.
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GameZone (Apr 05, 2009)
Taking the game for what it offers makes for a nice diversion in the single-player RPG genre. The game has a few failings, certainly, and those occur in repetitious, grinding battle sequences, a storyline that takes a few hits as you move deeper into it, and characters that are a tad flawed. While a lot of the action is managed by the game’s AI, this is still an entertaining vision.
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Gamers.at (Mar 20, 2009)
„Warum?“, habe ich mich als großer J-RPG-Fan bei Last Remnant des Öfteren gefragt. Warum hat Square Enix ausgerechnet ein derart durchschnittliches Rollenspiel auf den PC portiert, und nicht einen Hit-Kandidaten wie Final Fantasy? Und warum brauche ich ein Gamepad, um optimal steuern zu können, anstatt eine ordentliche Maus- und Tastatursteuerung zu bekommen? Warum wurde das Spiel generell kaum an den PC angepasst? Leider habe ich keine Antwort auf diese Fragen gefunden. Eine Kaufempfehlung gibt es trotzdem – und zwar für die wenigen J-RPG-Fans ohne Konsole. Alle anderen bleiben lieber bei richtigen PC-Rollenspielen.
70
Games Finder (Jul 02, 2013)
The Last Remnant takes a few side steps in the Japanese role playing genre that mixes up what you would consider normal in the genre. You’ll find some of these a welcomed changed but others just do not feel thought out.
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videogamer.com (Mar 30, 2009)
Ultimately though, the primary complaint we had with The Last Remnant on Xbox 360 rings true of the PC version: The Last Remnant is a stale JRPG with interesting combat and lovely graphics. The PC isn't exactly inundated with JRPGs, so for some it will feel fresh and vibrant. If the only thing that prevented you from picking up the game on 360 was the technical issues, then The Last Remnant on PC is for you. But, as was the case with the 360 version, it's hard to recommend if you're anything but a die-hard SE JRPG fan.
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Gamers Daily News (Apr 14, 2009)
All in all, it’s a pretty nice to see a little tweak to the traditional gameplay, even it was for better or for worse, but The Last Remnant certainly does run a risk of alienating some of those more traditional Final Fantasy players. It’s impressive animations and attention to detail certainly compliment the breathtaking sound design, but you’re going to have a pretty intense machine to run it. If you’re even wondering if you can run the title then you should probably stay away from the title, regardless if you can on lowest settings or not, however, if you’re one of those lucky ones with an elite gaming rig, the $39.99 makes The Last Remnant a great buy for a game that is as lengthy and grand as it is.
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Game Vortex (Apr 15, 2009)
It's hard to outright recommend The Last Remnant, but I can't completely disregard it either. The story and characters are pretty bland in my opinion (which isn't good at all for an RPG), but I found the combat system unique enough to make a lot of the game worth the effort. Unfortunately, there is a major learning curve with the combat system, and it takes a lot to get comfortable with it. If you are into RPGs for the story, then pass on The Last Remnant, but if you like massive battles with pretty graphics and don't mind a good bit of grinding, then you will probably enjoy this title.
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ComputerGames.ro (Jun 15, 2009)
The Last Remnant is only recommended if you call JRPGs an addiction, especially if you don’t own a console, as there aren’t a great deal of JRPG titles on the PC digital entertainment market.Everyone else can probably find more coherent and compelling worlds to explore elsewhere.
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Meristation (Mar 19, 2009)
Pese a sus defectos técnicos y a su falta de profundidad, The Last Remnant es un título divertido, con un gran número de detalles que logran impresionar y satisfacer a los usuarios. Demasiado simplificado para lo que promete en ocasiones, pero con un largo desarrollo y muchos elementos inteligentes que son aciertos importantes de cara a iniciar una nueva franquicia. No es fácil satisfacer e intentar fusionar dos mundos tan diferentes como el oriental y el occidental, pero Square Enix ha sabido sacar provecho de la tecnología al alcance y crear un buen juego, aunque no llegue al nivel de sus grandes producciones. Además, esta versión mejorada, pese a tener todavía muchos aspectos por pulir (hereda prácticamente todos los problemas del original), se convierte prácticamente en la única alternativa del género para los usuarios de PC.
68
Der durchaus spannend inszenierten Story mangelt es immer wieder an Präsenz, Sprachausgabe gibt es nur alle paar Schaltjahre, neue Gegner noch seltener und der vermutlich per FFXI -Editor erstellte Protagonist ist so interessant und charismatisch wie eine Tüte Milch. Selbst spielerisch manövriert man sich mit fragwürdigem Level-Scaling, unsinnigen Handlungsvorgaben und undurchsichtiger Charakterentwicklung unnötig ins Abseits. Dabei ist das Grundgerüst alles andere als schlecht, teilweise sogar originell. Es gibt zahlreiche Nebenquests mit teils aufwändigen Handlungen, viele optionale Schauplätze, Gegner, Partymitglieder und Herausforderungen sowie ein vielschichtiges Crafting-System, mit dem man sich ungemein lange beschäftigen kann. Schade nur, dass der Spielspaß dabei nur selten über befriedigendes Niveau hinaus geht. Geduldige Itemsammler und Monsterjäger kommen zwar auf ihre Kosten, anspruchsvolle Rollenspielunterhaltung sieht aber anders aus...
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Gameplay (Benelux) (Apr 29, 2009)
The Last Remnant is een uitstekende port geworden, maar verzuimt om de gebrekkige gameplay op te poetsen.
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IGN (Mar 20, 2009)
The Last Remnant isn't for those who crave story and strong characterization in their single-player role-playing games. It's a long grind buoyed by a battle system that's alternately enjoyable for its depth and complexity but also frustrating for its unpredictability and lack of transparency. This version is much improved from the Xbox 360 counterpart, so anyone looking for the best version of Square Enix's title will find it here. Those who crave the freedom to delve into dungeon after dungeon in a large game world might find a lot to enjoy in this title despite its issues, as there are a lot of moving pieces to its systems. Considering the general dullness of the setting and narrative conflict, however, the game gives you little reason to stick around other than to drive up your characters' statistics and learn new attacks.
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PC Games (Germany) (Mar 20, 2009)
Japano-Rollenspiele zählten für mich lange Zeit zu meinen Lieblingsgames. Nur gibt es seit Jahren kaum etwas Neues im Genre zu entdecken. Gut, wer ausschließlich am PC zockt, kennt wohl nur wenig typische Titel. Da ist es prinzipiell also erfreulich, dass sich Square Enix endlich dieser Plattform widmet. Aber dann doch bitte mit einer vernünftigen Umsetzung! Mit permanent nachladenden Texturen und kurzen, aber penetrant oft auftretenden Ladezeiten fällt ein Eintauchen in die Spielwelt denkbar schwer. Auch an die teils langen Spannungsbögen muss sich der eine oder andere PC-Spieler wohl erst gewöhnen. Dummerweise ist The Last Remnant gleich ein Extrembeispiel: Dass das Kampfsystem erst nach über 15 Stunden seine Muskeln spielen lässt, ist einfach zu viel (oder zu wenig) des Guten.
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1UP (Mar 24, 2009)
Without the drag that weighed down its initial release, The Last Remnant is a good JRPG that tries to do something new with its battle system. It's not altogether successful, but any PC Square fans should at least check it out and experience it for themselves.
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GamingTrend (May 10, 2009)
Square took their time and delivered a solid port, giving the PC game several graphical and control options. It’s just too bad that the game they ported is such a mess in every other way.
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Game 2.0 (May 04, 2009)
Καταλήγω στο ότι το πείραμα της Square Enix απλά δεν πέτυχε. Το σύστημα μάχης που βασίζεται κυρίως στον παράγοντα τύχη, ο περιορισμός των διαθέσιμων χαρακτήρων και οι τραγικές επιλογές που σας δίνονται στην αρχή του κάθε γύρου, είναι τα σημεία στα οποία χωλαίνει ο τίτλος. Το The Last Remnant δεν είναι εντελώς μάπα, αλλά δεν κυμαίνεται και στα επίπεδα της σειράς Final Fantasy. Δεν κάνω καν λόγο για παιχνίδια της 2D εποχής της Square όπως Breath Of Fire, Secret Of Mana, Chrono Trigger και FF6. Αν είστε οπαδός των JRPGs, τότε αξίζει να του ρίξετε μια ματιά. Αν δεν είστε τότε προχωρήστε… δεν χάνετε και τίποτα το ιδιαίτερο.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 23, 2009)
Cette version PC de The Last Remnant n'a pas à rougir de la comparaison avec sa grande sœur déjà sortie sur Xbox 360. Square Enix a profité de cette adaptation pour passer à la trappe quelques défauts techniques. Le jeu souffre tout de même encore de nombreux problèmes de gameplay qui tendent à rendre la progression laborieuse. Mais les joueurs les plus patients découvriront là un RPG plutôt complet qui les tiendra occupés de longues heures durant.
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RPGamer (Apr 05, 2009)
Although it is riddled with annoyances and oversights throughout, The Last Remnant is an addictive game. Battles require much more strategy than the usual rock-paper-scissors approach that is so closely tied to turn-based JRPGs. The story and characters, while not consistent, are polished and provide an interesting backdrop to an excellent battle system. The learning curve, high difficulty and heavy reliance on luck that persist throughout the game require quite a bit of patience in order to get the most out of the experience. For those able to muscle through, however, the addictive battle system and 50+ hours of available story show that there is quite a bit to love here. For those on the fence, an English Demo is readily available to help you decide if it’s worth the $40.00 price of admission.
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gameZine (UK) (Apr 07, 2009)
That said, it's certainly not a terrible or even a bad game; it's just one aimed squarely (hoho) at a niche market - fans of the JRPG genre should find plenty to like here, but non-devotees may find The Last Remnant hard to enjoy, even on the improved PC release.
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PC Format (UK) (Jun, 2009)
The Last Remnant takes every opportunity to avoid immersion, if only this was the last remnant of the J-RPG on the PC.
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RPG Site (Mar 20, 2009)
The Last Remnant is a fun game in spite of its flaws, and is worth playing just to see some of the interesting ideas which may well inspire ideas for future RPGs. But when it comes down to it, it's only just above average.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru) (May 16, 2009)
Но есть ли резон тратить нервы? Понимаю чувства владельцев РС — jRPG в царство Windows заглядывают раз в пятилетку, если не реже, однако серость, даже хорошо портированная, не станет оттого краше или умнее. Тем более что речь идет о Square Enix, у которой на гениальную вещь вроде The World Ends with You всегда найдется своя The Last Remnant.
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Thunderbolt Games (Apr 05, 2009)
Honestly, Last Remnant is just another JRPG with a fresh coat of paint and a few unfinished ideas. The core of the game still revolves around choosing attack in the menu and waiting for your battles to finish. There is no charm, no hook, and no reason to play this game outside of wanting to play a Japanese RPG on your PC with nice graphics. The one upside is that maybe more developers will attempt to port more of the genre to the PC, but hopefully they bring something more worthy to a platform that has a sizeable amount of role-playing games that are creative and memorable.
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Total PC Gaming (Jun, 2009)
Clearly there's still a market for this stuff - we're guessing in Japan?


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