If you can get past all of this, the game can be fun. The stylus- and microphone-only gameplay harkens back to “WarioWare” and “Rub Rabbits,” but the cute touches with cameos from every corner of the “Final Fantasy” bestiary help blur the fact that we've seen many of these games before. The card game also takes a very novel approach that is both interesting and simple.
But, this game suffers from too much variety. Minigames range from unfortunately easy to frustratingly difficult to just plain random luck. Even the card game suffers, mostly because the AI follows a battle pattern that observant gamers can figure out fairly quickly.“Chocobo Tales” may be appropriate for everyone, but it won't win over anyone.