This article is also on VentureBeat. It got an official edit, but wasn’t published.
The Wii was my favorite console the last generation. That’s not a ridiculous proposition if you think about all the first party successes the platform had with Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and other big Nintendo franchises. Where my love of the system does get a little strange is that I prefer the Wii’s third party titles over other consoles.
The Crystal Chronicles franchise is one that has taken a couple of different forms, but the most drastic change to its foundation was The Crystal Bearers, released on the Wii in 2009.
This video actually has been a long time in the making, so there are some inconsistencies in the footage quality.
Grand Theft Auto inspiration info source: http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/x1v2ie/final-fantasy-crystal-chronicles–the-crystal-bearers-e3-09–producer-interview