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Square-Enix’s Wii pittance — in artwork form

January 8, 2008

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Young King and the Promised Land. The name has 10 year-old saving the world written all over it.

This is Squeenix’s bite-sized MMO for Wii’s Wii Ware service. (Don’t quote me on the MMO bit. I’ve been gone for a while.) In it, presumably, a young king builds an empire, and you’ll help him build kingdoms via a Wii remote in our Earth realm. Wii stalwarts who won’t buckle under the temptation of FFXIII will, god willing, find something in this consolation prize sham of a side-series.

How this game won’t make Wii’s 512 megs fart under pressure is a mystery to me. However, one safely assumes that SE and Nintendo are working overtime to ensure that you know VC downloads can be deleted (and re-downloaded later) to make room for this shaky experiment in digital distribution. As if we could forget — with the channels themselves duking it out each and every day, bareknuckled, against the retro downloads everybody’s crystallized, beer-goggled nostalgia convinces them to buy.

Sufficient storage space is merely an option in the console war.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2008 12:22 am

    Geeze. If they had this game out for real, like with packaging and everything, they could throw in a thumb drive for the usb. If Sony can sell FFXII on PS2 with a frukin harddrive, they can sell it with a cheap-o flash drive just as easy. As for Wii Ware…Nintendo can blow me.

  2. January 10, 2008 5:52 am

    all ic an think of, is if they can manage to squeeze that into 512megs, that’s fucking amazing. that’s a ripley’s believe it or not segment right there.

  3. January 10, 2008 1:36 pm

    It would have to be less than 512 Megs, if they want people to download it! I can’t see people erasing all of their other downloaded channels just to make room for one game!

    Most of my regular downloads I make to my 360 Elite are more than 512 Megs! I’ve been spoiled by MS… I already used up more than 60 Gigs of my 120 Gig drive, and I even forgot that console hard drives could have less than 1 Gig!

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