With the impending launch of the Wii U and very few releases of note on the horizon, WiiWare seems to be in its dying days. What’s interesting is that one of the service’s most technically advanced games didn’t show up near the end, but has been here all along – the mouthful that is Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King. It’s not the best game on there by any means, but it sure showcased what could be done in spite of Nintendo’s restrictions.
Most of the game’s non-resident buildings function as hotspots for adventurers to upgrade items or purchase equipment and spells. Like in the “real” Final Fantasy games, you can also assign classes to your workers such as black mage, warrior, thief, etc. When building your town, you can’t just throw things anywhere or you’ll hastily run out of supplies. You need to be able to position the facilities in such a way that your soldiers don’t spend all day shopping at the stores instead of fighting.