Incoming, bright, colourful, striking, gorgeous Columbian inspired game!
Cris Tales is going to be one of those games that is going to go underneath the gaming radar (but not by us here at Total Gaming Addicts) as just another Indie JRPG. Pass up on this game at your peril, as Cris Tales is most certainly shaping up to be a future, “hidden gem.”
It may not have the big budget or big selling price point of its more esteemed brothers and sisters in the genre, but that certainly does not mean it’s not in the same class. With absolutely stunning 2D artwork, alongside an intriguing past/present/future storyline, that alone should pique the interest of any RPG fan.
However, add what you can see to what you can read, that being the game taking inspiration from such JRPG giants as Persona and Final Fantasy, then you really do need to sit up and take notice. Only those confident with their product would advertise their game as such, yet that is exactly what Modus have done on their own website:
“A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs
Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world.
Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously
Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make.
Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat
Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party’s limits in combat.
Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters
The Empress’ plot to destroy the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multifaceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale.
Discover a Beautiful World
Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Vinez, discover each unique location and shape its future.”
With such bold claims alongside stunning style and beautiful artwork, is it any wonder we here at Total Gaming Addicts can’t wait? We will be thrilled to bring you the full review when the game releases to a worldwide audience.
Cris Tales launches on 20th July 2021 for PS4/5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, Windows PC and Google Stadia.