Today’s Watching Wednesday is a underrated gem for the Nintendo Wii that not a lot of people had the opportunity to play: Mistwalker Studios’ The Last Story.

Produced and co-directed by Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, this title follows the long time Final Fantasy visionary who, while having a fondness for titles that speak of finality (Final Fantasy, The Last Story? Not really subtle), of creating a vast and wonderful world, with amazing characters, gameplay, and soundtrack.

he Last Story is set on Lazulis Island, a vast seaborne fortress ruled by Count Arganan and allied to an unnamed human empire in the midst of crisis as the land decays and dies. The game begins with Dagran, the leader of a mercenary band, traveling to Lazulis in search of employment with fellow mercenaries Zael, Syrenne, Yurick, Lowell and Mirania.

During the journey, Zael, who dreams of becoming a knight, encounters a mysterious force and is branded on the hand, granting him magical power. While on an errand in Lazulis, Zael runs into a woman named “Lisa” and helps her escape from pursuit by city guards. Employed as guards to Arganan for the royal wedding of Lady Calista and Lord Jirall, Zael encounters Calista and recognizes her as “Lisa”. The group also meet General Asthar and his protegee Therius when Syrenne picks a fight with Therius. After revealing to Zael in private that hers is an arranged marriage, Lazulis is attacked by the Gurak, a race once banished from Lazulis by humans and now united under their ruler Zangurak. Zael, Calista and the rest of the mercenary group are forced to leave Lazulis in their pursuit of Zangurak.

Zangurak escapes them, and the group are returned to Lazulis by the island’s knights. On Lazulis, the mercenaries are accused of aiding the Gurak by Jirall, but Dagran persuades Arganan to release them after showing him Zael’s mark, which is revealed to be a mystical “Mark of the Outsider” destined to save Lazulis from disaster.

While the first hour may seem a bit slow to get the story going, once you meet the rest of your teammates, it genuinely becomes a fantastic title where it mixes traditional RPG elements with an action game.

Of course finding this title may be a bit difficult to find, it is very much well worth the wait.