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[WiiWare] FF:CC My Life as a Darklord announced, Dungeon Keeper/Desktop Tower–ish?

LunkerLunker Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Games and Technology
OFFICIAL SITE!

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=61106
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord puts players in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord's daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.

Players will need to get their hands on ever more diabolical traps and abominable monsters to stop those pesky adventurers from making it to the Dark Crystal at the top of the tower. Be warned, though – with heroes of all the races and job classes from the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series storming the Darklord’s lair in real time, traps and minions will count for nothing unless deployed like a true evil genius. Anything less and the Darklord’s beloved home will be reduced to rubble!

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My Life as a King was an awesome surprise for me, and I'm totally down for a sequel. This looks to change up gameplay a lot—loud echoes of Dungeon Keeper, which is never a bad thing.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This reminds me that I still haven't beaten My Life as a King. I even bought some of the DLC for that.

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This is a bazillion times more interesting to me then My Life as a King. Dungeon Keeper stylings in a Final Fantasy themed game available through WiiWare? Day one.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wait a minute, this is nothing like My life as a King! Dissapoinment! I loved that game to death seriously.

    Yeah, I also bought some DLC:winky:

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Awesome news. Nintendo really brought it this keynote...seriously.

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  • Grim SqueakerGrim Squeaker Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I will be watching this with great interest

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Good news everywhere I look!

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The last thing I expected out of an Iwata keynote at GDC was a bevy of Final Fantasy–related goodies, but I'll take what I get! :) I updated the OP with the official site, but right now it's just a teaser with the text outlined above.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I love the writing on these kind of sites... It´s just so cute.

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  • xeviqxeviq Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Peewi wrote: »
    This reminds me that I still haven't beaten My Life as a King. I even bought some of the DLC for that.
    I'm with you there... and now with the storage update I'm going to redownload it and beat it!

  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Can't wait for this. I'm really happy about all the recent Squeenix Nintendo support announcements.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I love me some Dungeon Keeper. Add Final Fantasy...bought!

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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ...this looks like a good reason for another sixty bucks worth of Wii Points. Good thing I bought the 2 GB memory card to hold all my stuff...

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So this new Wii update allows you to store and play games off an SD card?

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    But then when I run it the screen says I can't run stuff of an SD card. I'm confused.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I just ran MLAAK from the SD card myself, no problems.

    Did you update your Wii yet?
    Are you trying to run it from the SD card menu? (bottom left corner, next to the Wii button in the Wii main screen)

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, after I run the update it says things won't run from it. Not that I tried. I just was confused.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Did you mis-read? It says save files won't run off the SD card.

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  • AshtonDragonAshtonDragon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This is the greatest news in the world. My Life as a King was simply amazing. This game doesn't look exactly the same but I'm sure I'm still going to love it.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yea, the SD storage solution works much better than I would have thought. Just a few seconds to load, and BAM, I'm playing the game.

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  • Josiah_9Josiah_9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This looks great, I love TD and Dugeon Keeper. It is even better with the Final Fantasy elements.

  • JorilJoril Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have a Wii.
    And some leftover Wii points.
    I love Dungeon Keeper.

    We'll see.

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  • pslong9pslong9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm not sure how they would do it aside from using the names of your characters (maybe their levels / equipment too?), but if they can figure out a way to use your MLAAK save file for the attackers, I would love it.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Dungeon Keeper is one of my favorite games of all time, but I abhor Tower Defense games. Which is this?

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Dungeon Keeper is one of my favorite games of all time, but I abhor Tower Defense games. Which is this?

    Jury's still out, since it just got announced, but looking at the screens and generalizing from what My Life as a King happened to play like, I'm thinking it's a lot more like Dungeon Keeper. I only put the Tower Defense thing up there as another reference point, since I don't know much about the genre.

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  • DeaconKnowledgeDeaconKnowledge Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I hope to God it ain's tower defense...those games are boring. Though Square already has a Tower defense game for the Download services....

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  • mattclemmattclem Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Given they've got Crystal Defenders already out/on the way, it'd be downright *weird* for this to be a vanilla TD game. Might have some TD-esque elements, though.

    Of course, in a purely literal sense, you *are* defending a tower!


    Other musings and attempts to guess gameplay based on the screenshots (numbered based on the order they appear on the Worthplaying site):
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  • Josiah_9Josiah_9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I do think that this will have many Tower Defense elements because of this screen shot:
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    On the top left you have the number of attackers repelled, which tells you how much longer the "wave" will last.

    The left side vertical column seems to be the up come in "waves." Some are even different color, indicating specials or bosses.

    These are two core componets of TD games. Of course this is all based on one screen shot, so I could be completly wrong.

  • mattclemmattclem Registered User
    edited March 2009
    The left column definitely represents your tower, not the waves; note that it's capped with the 'heart' roof that's visible in pic 1, and tailed with the tower entrance that's visible in a few screens; also see that the white number corresponds to a floor number and the part of the tower that's currently onscreen.

  • commathecommathe Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I see the heart now, initially the top of the tower looked like enormous breasts with a crown on top.

    I hope its a 2d tower defense. It sounds awesome.

    Though I think I would prefer something more along the lines of the part in FF6 where you split your characters into 3 parties and stopped the soldiers from navigating up to the top. Every good Darklord needs a cadre of elite mid-bosses to command.

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