The Last Remnant Lets You "Tear Them To Shreds!"

By Spencer . September 24, 2008 . 8:37am


During combat you don’t control a handful of god-like warriors in the Last Remnant, you control multiple parties each consisting of up to five characters. However, the command system is quite similar to your run of the mill turn based RPG. Instead of selecting fight you give each union commands like “time to get physical!” which orders a union to use physical attacks on a nearby group of enemies. You might not want to get too close to the free roaming monsters, though. Once an enemy union and player union are in melee combat range they enter into a state of deadlock and are forced to fight until one obliterates the other. When you’re in deadlock you can use the “tear them to shreds!” command to attack the deadlocked target. Not all of the commands represent an all out attack. “Attack, but stay healthy” is a more balanced command where you attack close ranged enemies while healing. “Time to get mystical” has a union cast spells from a distance and “back us up” tells a union to do a sniping attack from the target’s back side. After all friendly unions are issued commands a round of combat plays out.


The morale meter on the top of the screen adds an interesting twist. When sprits are high you deal more damage and take less. If morale is low the opposite happens. This sounds like its going to be difficult to make a comeback if you’re losing, but battle commands also change depending on your morale level. Square Enix probably has some kind of limit break style reversal in the cards.


Basically, the Last Remnant’s combat system sounds like a turn based RPG with multiple parties. What do you think of it?


Images courtesy of Square Enix.

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  • squall3031

    I’m waiting for this game.. come on, release it on ps3 already…geez….

  • Kay

    I’ve been waiting for FFXIII to buy a PS3.
    I think The Last Remnant might change that.
    From the screenshots and the trailers, this looks like a very promising game from Square.

  • planlos

    Is this game for PS3 or XBOX360? Siliconera should tag the articles with a system icon…like in the old days…

  • Spencer

    It’s tagged for both as seen in the tags section on the bottom, but the Last Remnant is only coming out for the Xbox 360 this year.

  • nika

    it sounds very vague at the moment, but I guess I’ll see how it works soon.

  • OPC

    Sounds kind of boring. “Time to get physical!”??? I don’t know what’s more disapointing the graphics or the combat system.

  • Adrian

    So awesome. Sounds great…I can’t wait till release. Buying it on PS3.

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