Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is a new GameCube only game from Square Enix. It is an entry in the FF series, however, it looks and plays a lot like Gauntlet and isn’t a regular entry in the series.
In fact, the big draw here is the coop multiplayer mode. To play multiplayer, each person must have a GameBoy Advance and GC to GBA cable. Notice the must. On eace GBA, the screen shows you your character’s stats, inventory, a radar and, since this is a coop game, info that you must share with the others to win. This is an interesting idea, although I don’t know how well it works in practice. It is different, but I would like to see more games using this. For instance, the football games should allow the different players to select their plays and call audibles using the GBA so that the opponents can’t see what is going on. Racing games could implement the rear view mirror here, although a split-screen and inter-screen mode of play could be quite busy. It should be interesting to see what the eggheads at Ninetndo can come up with as to how to mix the GBA and GC. Then all you PS2 and Xbox loser-boys will be crying to your moms wanting a CG and CGB.
Yeah, just wait.