Square-Enix has revealed they’ll be releasing their next Wii Ware title, “Final Fantasy Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord” for 1000 Wii Points this year – Slightly cheaper than their last. Japan will have it available in the Wii Shop this June.
Taking an excerpt from the official site…
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord puts you in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord’s daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with a dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.
It’s a real time strategy game with a devilish twist!
I’m actually reminded of Vanillaware’s “GrimGrimoire” which is also a real-time tower based game. After enjoying My Life as a King, I think I’ll be buying this too. Looks fun. I like the villainess’ costume design but what happened to the tonberry…
This is my second WiiWare purchase and I have to say it wasn’t a very good one. Thought Bomberman Blast WiiWare would have a story mode so I went ahead and bought it before I found out I got it mixed up with the retail shop version. 1000 points (£7) for a game that only features a small number of simple single goal oriented modes on very similar rectangular maps isn’t that fun or feel value for money. The only feature that the title has going for it is the eight player online battle mode.
Half the points would probably have been best for this title.
Since Nintendo lets players who buy and register their products to swap Star Points for Wii Points now, I finally decided to go download the 1500 points Wii Ware title, “Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles – My Life as a King“. The sim (yes, it’s not an RPG!) sounded like a very fun title and with Square-Enix behind its development, I was pretty sure it will be.
In case you don’t know, Wii Ware are small titles developed for the Nintendo Wii’s Shopping Channel where users can purchase Wii Points either directly through the internet or, go to a high street store to pick up a Wii Point Card. The “exchange rate” is £7 for 1000 Wii Points so as you can see, that just puts this Square-Enix title at around the £11 mark only.
Or if like me, you’ve been buying Nintendo products, you can exchange 4 Star Points for 1 Wii Point. You can get around 250 Star Points per game which works out to around 60 Wii Points but… Every little counts.