Square Enix has re-released their previously panned Final Fantasy-themed racing game, Chocobo GP, on Nintendo Switch with all unlockables included in-game and no microtransactions.
The full title costs $49.99 via the Nintendo Switch eShop, while the upgrade to the complete version from Chocobo GP Lite is separately purchasable. Further, Chocobo GP Lite is no longer available.
For those unaware, the game was critiqued pretty severely for its overabundance of microtransactions, so this is definitely a far preferable outcome, even if the $49.99 price point is steep.
Chocobo GP is an approachable racer infused with Final Fantasy elements to give it a distinct identity. For example, aside from the cast consisting of Final Fantasy favorites like Gilgamesh and Chocobo, players can utilize Magicite and character-specific abilities to turn the tides in their favor.
Further, a Story Mode is featured, where playing through it will grant new courses and useable characters. Other gameplay modes include Series Races, trials of skill across several courses demanding players to place as best as possible.
Time Attack allows players to race against past iterations of themselves and against other players’ ghosts to better their racing prowess. Custom race tracks can also be made, and local + online multiplayer adds an invaluable degree of replayability. Finally, Chocobo GP mode is a massive online tournament mode featuring 64 players where rewards differ per season.
If you missed it, check out our review.
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