The Last Remnant Remastered release date for PS4 was in 2018, while the game arrived on Nintendo Switch earlier in 2019. Now, after finally arriving on mobile, for Android and iOS, we took a look at the remaster of this acclaimed role-playing title that originally came out in 2008. Square Enix kept the game entirely under its wing, since its inception up until it arrived on mobile, and the game has amassed quite the following on all platforms, becoming a very prominent title today.
Development and reception
As mentioned, Square Enix is the studio that developed and published this game and all its iterations, adaptations, and versions to this day. They’ve built it in the Unreal Engine, and it was aimed at providing the audience with an experience that would go in a different direction than similar popular games of that era, like Final Fantasy or SaGa, but the development team had members who have worked on these games in the past.
To this day, this remastered title has conquered PS4, Nintendo Switch, and now iOS and Android mobile platforms. The reception for the mobile version is highly positive, as it was the case with all of the previous iterations. On Google Play, THE LAST REMNANT Remastered Android currently has 4.2 stars, while its iOS version on the iTunes App Store has 3.5-stars, but both scores are from way too few votes to be relevant currently. It would be best to look at the reception of other versions for other platforms, which were all very positive.
The game is set of course in a fictional world, which is inhabited by four different species. Multiple city-states exist, which may be considered fractions, while the world is quite magical, or better said magic appears in various forms in various places. We come in as Rush Sykes, who is of the human race, and who searches for his sister. However, war rages on and this in and off itself poses a challenge for us, as well as discovering the mystery of her disappearance.
Firstly, The Last Remnant was always praised for its unique battle system, which was pivotal at differentiating this game from other similar fantasy RPGs. Mainly, we control multiple unions i.e. groups of characters in combat, not just one, our main protagonist. Battle is one part of the game, while the other part is the world map and the world area through which Rush Sykes and his followers travel. The world area is where the RPG aspect shines through, as we can talk to anyone present in the world on the map area, or exit to map screen. The areas themselves are in 3D. There are also quests, side storylines, and character progress which makes this game an RPG.
As mentioned, 3D environment was big at the time for PC or other consoles, and this game was a part of the whole progress in the gaming industry. Now, on this mobile version, with even enhanced graphics and models, the 3D remains quite fresh and the game certainly looks progressive as it always was. The models, animations, and other details are all quite clear in this remastered version, while they still bring with the allure of the old school of the ‘00s.
For fans of the original The Last Remnant game, there is not any special need for a recommendation or review for chances are they all already play the remaster. If you are new to this game, and you want to play it on your mobile device, it certainly brings its full allure which is so praised through the course of the last ten years. However, even now, as a remastered game, this title marks a progression of the entire RPG genre for mobile gaming, in appearance, gameplay, and storytelling.