My Life as a Darklord Content A “Lamia” Bit Cheaper In The West

By Spencer . July 20, 2009 . 11:46am

imageFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord is out on WiiWare today. Yes, it has a lot of microtransactions, but Square Enix is using a slightly different pricing model for the West.


The add-on content page in the instruction manual details pay for play updates like the Darklord Armory pack which contains Shockwave, Blast Arrow, Firaga, Quake, and Curaga. The five item pack costs 400 Wii Points ($4) in North America and Europe. In Japan you have to buy each item separately so you end up spending an extra 500 Wii Points ($5) if you want everything.


Square Enix gave Western Darklords a similar price break on monsters. The Darklord Special forces bundle contains six monsters — Lamia, Ogre, Ahriman, Sahagin, Coeurl, and Chimera for 500 Wii Points ($5). These are sold separately for 100 Wii Points ($1) each in Japan. It’s almost like getting the Lamia for free, if you planned on buying all of the basic monsters.


It looks like the West could be getting an even better deal on the four unit Darklord Elite Bundle. The pack contains four monsters: the Death Knight, Little Pirate, Tentacle, Gigas, and Abaddon for 500 Wii Points. In Japan the Death Knight costs 200 Wii Points ($2) alone.

  • I have to say that the main character sure looks wierd I haven’t bought any new FFCC games since the Gamecube version I do like that Wii one that came out not long ago.

    • lostinblue

      what one? My Life as a King or the crappy DS port of Echoes of Time? (that should have stayed on DS)

  • MadMirko

    And I’d have to add: The base game is 1000 points, and it is worth them. Whatever you think about the (price of) DLC, the base game is a fine game on its own.

    • lostinblue

      yup, both My Life as a King and My Life as a Darklord are good for 1000 points… but damn, they abuse the DLC. I hate buying incomplete stuff and their pricing is too much.

      • MadMirko

        The base game is complete, though. All the stuff that is available via DLC is extras, fluff and filler as some say. It’s there to personalize and extend the base game (costumes, extra levels, cameos), and while I can understand the complaint that ALL the DLC combined is a lot of money, I can’t understand the argument that you need all of it to have a complete game.

        Take the items that do nothing but raise your initial Negative Energy level. How does a incrementing a variable in the game make it more complete? It doesn’t. Or look at the available costumes. Is it important to the game that the protagonist could wear a bikini? Come on.

        You don’t buy all song packs for your music game of choice, why is MLAA(DL||K) different?

        The existence of DLC is not a negative, neither is a large amount of DLC available.

  • lostinblue

    square-enix abuses the DLC capabilities.

    • Pesmerga00

      Yeah, they do. Then again Square-Enix abuses everything.

      • lostinblue

        Indeed they do, but the DLC joke has gone too far.

        The whole FFIV The After Years costs more than most of the games I purchase… some of them (Atlus) with collectors edition and crap like that.

        It’s too ridiculous. A rip off I say!

        Seriously, they have to lose sales over the crap pricing and milking decisions they make.

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