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FFTCG chief producer says to please try playing My Life as a King if there’s ever an opportunity

FFTCG chief producer says to please try playing My Life as a King if there’s ever an opportunity

Written by Brayden — 05 Jul 2018

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is perhaps one of the lesser known Final Fantasy games due to the fact it has only ever been released once, back in 2008 as a WiiWare launch title worldwide.

Like all Nintendo Wii games it can be played on Nintendo Wii U via Wii Mode but obviously the Wii U is nearly dead and Nintendo recently began shutting down the Wii Shop Channel and with it the ability to purchase any and all WiiWare titles. Currently you can still use existing Points and re-download titles you own (until January 30, 2019) but you can no longer add additional Points.

As a result of this it's not possible to purchase it or play it on modern hardware. But Tarou Kageyama, the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game chief producer sounds like he hopes to see it given new life.

Recently, he revealed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is coming to the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a card featuring the game's protagonist Leo. In a previews article on the official website for the TCG he spoke highly of the game and how different it is to other Final Fantasy games and told people to "please try playing if there’s ever an opportunity to do so."

This could mean little to nothing, but regardless it's great to see this little game getting more attention and love. Upon the game's release it achieved an 80/100 on Metacritic and spawned a sequel in 2009 called Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord.

The game featured many notable staff including producer Toshiro Tsuchida, scenario writers Motomu Toriyama and Nanako Saito, character designer Yasuhisa Izumisawa, composer Kumi Tanioka and more.

You can read his introduction to the game below.

By the way, have you all played the original game? It was a digital only title that was released for Wii and WiiU via WiiWare. It barely includes any traditional RPG elements, and Leo, the protagonist, as well as the other main characters don’t engage in battle with enemies. Instead, adventurers hired via taxes are the ones that battle enemies, and Leo (the player) waits for them to produce great results. As for Leo, his role is to expand his kingdom, develop residences, shops, schools, among other facilities, and provide adventurers support in completing dungeons. In general, the player progresses the story, but this game allows you to place buildings as desired, so it’s also exciting to be able to create a kingdom to your liking. It’s a bit unconventional as a FINAL FANTASY game, but without a doubt, it’s a fun title, so please try playing if there’s ever an opportunity to do so.

Source: FFTCG