Developer: Square Enix
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★½☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Capturing the charming look and feel of the Final Fantasy series, I instantly warmed to Voice Fantasy. This in itself brings about a series of expectations that follow any Final Fantasy title. And that’s exactly where Voice Fantasy disappoints. It’s less a game and more a title that demonstrates the potential of the technology within.

The aim of the game is to defeat the evil Demon King and his minions. You do this by supplying your voice. Your voice is then used to summon a character. The pitch and volume of your voice affects what you get. For example, a quiet and quite high pitched voice summons a mage or wizard type character. A deep, loud voice summons a warrior or even a monster. The fun comes in experimentation. Sure you can just stick to using your voice but you can also try blowing at the microphone, sticking it next to your favourite song, getting other people to speak into it, or even coughing at it. Coughing at it seemed to work quite well in terms of creating a good character.

The problem is it’s not quite as exciting once you’ve finished that side of the game. When you’ve got your character, you then pit it against a few foes before coming across the Demon King. Throughout this, you can’t control anything. You simply watch and wait to see what your character does. There’s no strategy here whatsoever.

You can play as a tag team with other voice created characters, or even against each other, but again you can’t control anything.

It’s a shame as the potential of Voice Fantasy is pretty great. As it currently stands though, it feels more like a game that I’d show off to people as a gimmick rather than as a full blown title. Here’s hoping that the technology is used for a more involved game one day.

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