After a handful of delays, Persona 5 is finally available here in North America. As a big fan of all things Shin Megami Tensei, naturally I gravitated toward the bulkier Take Your Heart Premium Edition with all of its delicious physical goodies.
The Last Story is probably the last “good” game to hit the Wii before Nintendo’s release of the Wii U this holiday season. It was also one of the three titles petitioned by fans in the infamous Operation Rainfall, along with Xenoblade Chronicles and Pandora’s Tower, pleading for Nintendo to localize their releases. Nintendo listened and released Xenoblade Chronicles earlier this year but The Last Story has been plagued with delay after delay.
Today is the day when XSEED’s The Last Story finally hit store shelves here in North America, and man, what a bang up job they did with the presentation. I honestly haven’t seen a non-limited edition game packaged this good since the Lunar series was released on the PSone.
First off, the case itself is thick cardboard with a textured cover and amazing artwork. It’s shaped like a book with one side etched as pages. Inside of the book-like case is the art book, filled with some really great concept art and character models, and the actual white Wii game case for The Last Story. The soundtrack is included but is separate from the case itself and comes in a cardboard sleeve.
I’ve been waiting a bit for The Last Story and can’t wait to dive in. I know it’s gotten mixed reviews but other gamers opinions don’t really drive me away from a game, especially an RPG where every player is going to have their own standards by which a game is “good”. If anything, Nobuo Uematsu handling the soundtrack will give me more than enough reason to play through it.
Thanks for checking out my un-boxing photos and stay tuned for a full review once I complete The Last Story for the Nintendo Wii!