Editor of the excellent spong.com Tim Smith kindly invited me to write a review of Mistwalker’s The Last Story for the blog there. You can read the results by following the link below the preview.
Plunging you immediately into a dungeon skirmish with a group of pale, androgynous teen orphans clad in buckles, crop tops and sporting shocks of spiky hair, The Last Story flaunts its roots.
Writer and creative lead Hironobu Sakaguchi – designer, director and/or (executive) producer on the Final Fantasy franchise for two decades – returns to familiar territory here with his Mistwalker studio. However, it becomes apparent very soon that The Last Story is not going to retread every well-worn JRPG footfall.