A Gathering Of New Screens From The Last Story

By Spencer . November 19, 2010 . 12:51am


Elza, the protagonist of The Last Story, is living a hard life as a mercenary. The story begins when he and his band of soldiers for hire head to Ruli Island in search of work. The Duke of Arganon hires Elza and his friends a job, which they view as an opportunity to move up the social ladder by becoming knights. (See this article about the differences between knights and mercenaries.)


The group head to a cave where Elza gains a mysterious power… (the gathering ability!)


In addition to a single player narrative, The Last Story has two multiplayer modes.


Brawl puts throws players in a battle royale where its every man or woman for themselves. It appears characters retain their levels in this mode. Notice how Yuta is level 116. Regular battles in The Last Story let players use two kinds of weapons a sword and a bowgun. Since the Elza in the screenshot is armed with his long range weapon you might be able to snipe other players in an arena.




Cooperative mode has players team up to fight a boss. The screenshot suggests players can pick characters, even the same character, for multiplayer monster hunting.




Both online modes support up to six players.


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  • Code

    Wait what!? These have just turned my prospective of this game on it’s ear x_x??

  • neocatzon

    I’m confused.. in multiplayer mode will it turn based, or more like FFIX?

    • Guest

      The whole game is action/real-time. I think they’re might be a few turn based options but its still mainly a real-time game even in multiplayer.

    • FFIx IS turnbased…You listed the ame option twice, lol

  • Kevin_Levin

    Nice. Hope it comes to America

  • Happy Gamer

    I saw this video and I can’t be more excited. I think I like action RPGs with bit more traditional RPG elements more than straight up RPGs. I always thought I favored RPGs over ARPGs…
    I’m sure this game will Rock my Sox :)

    I especially can’t wait to hear the score while playing.

  • Happy Gamer

    I always dreamed of a RPG heavily based story (i guess “J”RPG) which can be completed multiplayer. This game seem to hit that spot but i don’t think the wii can handle it.

    I have yet to see a story heavy traditional RPG with co-op elements.
    I don’t care if you can’t generate your own char like bioware games, just control one of em, maybe u can make story change depending on who two char u choose. i dunno just a thought lol.

    Tales game “sort” of does this but doesn’t really count imo…
    I think DQ9 comes closest if anything at all.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles *kind of* did this. Not really story heavy though…

  • Exkaiser

    Still not sure how I feel about this game. I was excited for it based on the excellent music on the official site, but the more that’s revealed the less I’m feeling it.

    Might just pick up the OST instead of the game. I’m not typically a big fan of Uematsu, but what I’ve heard from this so far is lovely.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Why not? Is it because of the online multiplayer aspect? I’m not one for online multiplayer either…

      • Exkaiser

        It’s just the character design and in-game art style, mostly.

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Ah, I see. It’s the opposite for me. The more I see of the art style the more I am attracted…

          • Exkaiser

            I like the actual art, I just don’t like how it looks in-game.

          • Joanna

            I think these screens don’t do the game justice. We saw it in motion awhile back and I thought it looked much better, so at least give a few trailers/gameplay footage a shot before you make your final decision.

            I know some people didn’t like the footage….but I did personally feel the game looked smoother in motion.

          • Exkaiser

            “so at least give a few trailers/gameplay footage a shot before you make your final decision.”
            I did watch the trailers a while back. That’s when my excitement level dropped down.

            Like I said, I don’t think it looks bad, I just don’t think it’s for me.

        • You can’t really base a game off of character design and art.

          It’s probably one of the few reasons I preferred the 64-bit era. The games could only be so “pretty” since everything was pixels anyways XD So a good game relied on creativity and ingenuity. Now everything seems to hinge on graphics and art.

          • Exkaiser

            It just looks so mundane, like I’ve seen it before. It’s not about looking pretty, it’s about looking like something new, and the more I see of it the less I feel like I haven’t seen it before. Not sure why, because I can’t really list any examples of games that look like The Last Story’s screens. It just doesn’t stand out to me, compared to the concept art, which I find to be quite lovely.

            I’m sure the gameplay will be fine, but story is something I’m wary of in RPGs these days. It’s been a while since an RPG without Kaneko on direction really grabbed me from a story perspective.

            I was never judging it, though. I was just saying that nothing about it apart from the music has stood out to me. Am I not allowed to not be excited about it?

            “It’s probably one of the few reasons I preferred the 64-bit era.” Huh? But the 32-bit era is when the shift to 3D became a big thing, especially with RPGs… There was a big move towards “prettier” games, even if they’re quite dated now. The 64-bit era was much the same.

  • vadde939

    Damn this game looks fantastic. I hope this and Xenoblade get a PAL release eventually.

  • Joanna

    I kind of still wish this was a turn based RPG….but I know I’m in the minority and most people (at least in the west) prefer faster games like ATB battle systems or Action RPGs.

    Still, I’m sure this game will be great. Sakaguchi poured a lot of effort and I’m never against trying something new. Especially considering some of my most pleasant gaming experiences came from ambitious games that did something different. The only reason I’m even wishing for a turn based RPG is because I’m really craving one for the Wii.

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