Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

16%

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3 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2020

Dated design, clunky multiplayer systems, and unacceptable load times make playing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition a terrific chore.

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4 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2020

Crystal Chronicles is fundamentally broken in its current state. The overall package feels rough and unfinished for a remaster and patching in local co-op won’t fix the dull and boring gameplay or the anemic story.

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5 / 10
Aug 26, 2020

The original was hardly viewed as a classic even at the time and while a lot of work has gone into this remaster it can't hide the game's intrinsic shallowness and repetition.

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4.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

I imagine Square Enix will get the online working consistently in due time, negating a huge chunk of this review. But even if it does someday become consistently available, I worry it won't greatly improve on the final product. Too much of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is tied to an experience that is no longer available. The moment in time that made the GameCube original possible has long passed, and trying to capture that nostalgia with so many missing pieces, is a fool's errand.

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6 / 10
Aug 27, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition retains plenty of its original charms, enhanced by updated visuals and audio, but with its defining local co-op diluted by clunky online play, it simply doesn't stake a strong enough case for its return.

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70 / 100
Aug 26, 2020

Quotation forthcoming.

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4 / 10
Sep 4, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered is a lot of things, but a classic is not one of them.

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5.6 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2020

Crystal Chronicles Remaster gave us a chance to try an old underrated game, however, this seems just a port with no fixes whatsoever mixed with bad and limited online experience which leaves the game more playable and fun in singleplayer mode

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7 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is perfect for those who want to preserve the original game, but have too much elements that are aged badly.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was never the best Final Fantasy. We can't even say that it was the best spin-off of the series. However, it was and still is a very special and magical game. And it offers a more than remarkable cooperative experience. Back in the day, the limitation of having to use multiple GBAs for multiplayer was a handicap for many. The current problem is that the online of this remaster does not quite solve it, putting obstacles through an absurd progression system. Despite everything, it is still a very fun and addictive title. As a remaster, I could be more careful.

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