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Watch: GameCube Prison has one last job for Final Fantasy

Welcome to GameCube Prison (opens in new tab), the first season of a new regular video series looking back on console-exclusive games trapped behind technological bars. In this final episode, we fail miserably at gathering all the components necessary to fully play Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.

The first in a series of Final Fantasy spin-offs, Crystal Chronicles deepened the idea of a party journeying across the world and bashing monsters in the face. Though it is playable alone, Crystal Chronicles prefers an actual party, in your house, with four Game Boy Advances hooked up to your GameCube. This game isn't just exclusive to one system, it's arguably exclusive to a whole extra tier of proprietary hardware, at least if you want to experience the quest at its finest.

So, meet at my place at 7? BYOGBA?

Ludwig Kietzmann is a veteran video game journalist and former U.S. Editor-in-Chief for GamesRadar+. Before he held that position, Ludwig worked for sites like Engadget and Joystiq, helping to craft news and feature coverage. Ludwig left journalism behind in 2016 and is now an editorial director at Assembly Media, helping to oversee editorial strategy and media relations for Xbox.