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The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant
Square Enix

March 24th, 2009







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Platform: Windows Vista, Windows XP

Rating: 3.2 / 5.0 (29 votes)

Released: 2009-03-24

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The Last Remnant by Square Enix

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Brand: Square Enix Category: Role-Playing Platform: Windows Vista ESRB: Mature


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Description

Square Enix brings the brand-new RPG experience known as The Last Remnant to the PC! An enthralling story, countless chracters, and an intricate battle system! Experience groundbreaking graphics, only possible on next-generation platforms, that bring the intensity of gameplay to an entirely new level. Uncover the mystery of the Remnants, powerful artifacts from an ancient civilization that are scattered around the world and stand as they were a millennia ago. Navigate a massive battlefield while surrounded by countless foes and friends.

Features

  • Voice acting choices alowing voices to be switched between Japanese and English or Japanese voices accompanied by English subtitles.
  • Groundbreaking graphics and storyline that bring the intensity of gameplay to an entirely new level.
  • New Turbo Mode where battles can be played out at twice the speed for faster game progression.
  • No restrictions with leader units allowing for more freedom when creating unions.
  • New equipment preview feature that allows equipment to be viewed before purchasing/purchased depending on stats and/or aesthetics.

Editorial Review

The Last Remnant is the first installment of a new role-playing game (RPG) franchise from Square Enix. A single player adventure, now available on the PC, The Last Remnant delivers breathtaking visuals, a mysterious character-driven storyline reaching back into thousands of years of game history, a brand new combat system and massive battlefield action where you'll be surrounded by countless foes and friends alike.

'The Last Remnant' game logo
Rush Sykes from 'The Last Remnant'
Quest along side Rush Sykes.
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The innovative Battle Union system in 'The Last Remnant'
Innovative Battle Union system.
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Battle terrifying enemies to the end in 'The Last Remnant'
Battle terrifying enemies to the end.
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Staring into a flame of mana in 'The Last Remnant'
Give in to a world of magic.
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Track, trade and buy items in 'The Last Remnant'
Track, trade & buy items.
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An on-screen command system in 'The Last Remnant'
Utilize an on-screen command system.
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The Story: Remnants and Rush Sykes
In ancient times mysterious artifacts, referred to as Remnants, were discovered all over the world. Existing in forms as diverse as gems, beasts and even weapons, they were so numerous and their power so great that the civilizations of the world sprang up around them. But as people diverted the power of these objects for their ends they eventually caused a rift in the world's balance. Now, thousands of years later that balance must be corrected, and the story of The Last Remnant begins.

Rush Sykes and his sister Irina are children of scientists researching the esoteric Remnants. One day, Irina is kidnapped right before Rush's eyes. Determined to rescue his sister, Rush joins forces with David Nassau, the marquis of a small city-state called Athlum. Together they are determined to pursue the criminals and save Irina from her strange captors. Meanwhile, the world is thrust into confusion as ruling powers bicker over dividing the Remnants' powers. Soon a mysterious man appears calling himself the Conqueror. His presence escalates tensions as everyone eagerly attempts to answer the question: Into whose hands will the power of the Remnants fall? Before he knows it, Rush becomes wrapped up in this international power struggle and realizes that he is somehow connected to the enigmatic Conqueror.

Combat Systems: Battle Unions, Morale and Deadlock
Battles in The Last Remnant are fought between multiple friendly and enemy unions — groups of up to five characters who fight together and share resources and goals between them. Players give commands to unions as a whole, which then carry out the actions. Orders in battle are given in a command-select style that is familiar to most role-playing gamers. However, commands in The Last Remnant are not delivered with standard terms, such as “Item” or “Magic.” Instead, players control unions with specialized commands, such as “Slam 'em with status ailments!” or “Do area attacks from afar!” Available commands change depending on the current battle situation or the distance and positions of friendly and hostile unions.

The Last Remnant also adds a Morale component to the gameplay. Players can check current morale via the gauge across the top of the screen. The higher the morale, the more damage is dealt and less damage is taken by friendly unions and vice-versa. When friendly and enemy unions go toe-to-toe and engage in melee combat, they enter a state called Deadlock. Once in Deadlock, the two unions must fight each other until one union has been completely destroyed. Enemy monsters roam the land where they can be avoided or engaged at will. When battle is initiated, the scene changes to a specialized battle map where friend and foe can fight it out. Horizontal lined icons labeled A, B, C, etc. represent the on-field battle unions. Players choose which hostile union they wish to attack on this screen. Players will also utilize a wide variety of commands that focus on dealing damage or executing defensive maneuvers. Knowing which commands are most suitable for each situation is the key to winning battles.

Key Game Features:

  • Experience groundbreaking graphics, that bring the intensity of gameplay to an entirely new level.
  • Uncover the mystery of the Remnants, powerful artifacts from an ancient civilization that are scattered around the world and stand as they were a millennia ago.
  • Navigate a massive battlefield while surrounded by countless foes and friends.
  • Immerse yourself in exhilarating, large-scale battles through a never-before-seen 'union-based' battle command system.
  • New features exclusive to the PC game version.
    • Turbo Mode – Battles can be played out at twice the speed for faster game progression.
    • No restrictions with leader units – enjoy more freedom when creating unions.
    • New equipment preview feature – equipment can now be viewed before purchasing, purchase depending on stats and/or aesthetics.
    • Your choice of voice acting – voices can be switched between Japanese and English. Japanese voices are accompanied by English subtitles.
  • Compatible with the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.

System Requirements:

Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP SP2/Windows Vista SP1 Windows Vista SP1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2GHz) AMD Athlon X2 (2GHz) Intel Core 2 Duo (2.4GHz) AMD Athlon X2 (2.4GHz)
RAM: 1.5GB 2GB
HDD: 15GB 15GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600VRAM 256 MB or better NVIDIA GeForce 8800VRAM 512 MB or better
Sound: 100% DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher) 100% DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual layer drive DVD-ROM dual layer drive
Network: Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Display: 1024×768 32 bit 1280×720 32 bit
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c DirectX 10 (OS default)
Input: Mouse, Keyboard Mouse, Keyboard, Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

More Details

Publisher: Square Enix Category: Role-Playing Binding: DVD-ROM Language: French

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