If there’s one thing that I wish Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call had that the original game did, it’s the cheesy, four-part battle-cries that preceded each song (that, and an easier title to work with). Fans of the first game know what I’m talking about. In Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (not Curtain Call), the player will receive a different rallying call depending on his/her party members. Not so with the sequel. Instead, the characters will make their way center stage and yell something related to their particular backstory. Not a bad replacement, and while I can understand why they opted for it instead, I miss the patchwork–usually nonsensical–pep shouts that are, to me, very endearing.
That’s not to say that Curtain Call has lost the charm of its predecessor. Far from it. From the lovable chibi versions of your favorite Final Fantasy characters, to the kweh-ing of baby chocobos, there’s so much for the Final Fantasy fan to like.