The long await the anticipated time-traveling RPG Cris Tales is over finally. After seven years of development, we reflected on what much work went into this ambitious indie project overly. The developers from Colombian-based studio Dreams Uncorporated managed to get clear from day one how passionate these were concerning this project and made no sacrifices in bringing their particular vision alive – which is no exaggeration. Having an entire in-game world explorable during the past, present, and future with drastic changes possible because of choices you make through the entire whole story, every building almost, character, and enemy would have to be animated and drawn 3 x.
Ultimately it really is that focus on detail which has made this this inspiring and enjoyable project to become a part of. In their mind, Cris Tales is a lot more than only a turn-based RPG, but an amalgamation of everything great about indie games and Colombian culture, which inspired most of the characters’ designs and locations you’ll explore in-game.
The overwhelming support we received in the last couple of years from the city has been what has kept the team going. From sharing fan art on social media marketing to meeting us personally at PAX and E3 to dropping comments on new trailers and also cosplaying as your preferred characters, the support from fans is a major contributor to causeing this to be game what it really is today.
Time and energy to Meet New Friends
Following a young orphan named Crisbell becomes a newcomer time mage, she actually is warned by Matias, an agreeable froggy companion, of a disastrous fate that awaits their world. Determined to save lots of her home, Crisbell will create a brigade of colorful companions to avoid enough time Empress and her vision of a cataclysmic future. On her behalf journey, she shall recruit Christopher the Mage Warrior, the defensive expert who wields a splitshield, Willhelm the youngster Mage who commands magic to aid his party, Zas the Wild Card who attacks having an range of luck-based items, and JKR-721, an android who uses his enhanced speed to channel electricity to unleash a flurry of attacks. Around three members could be active in your party at the right time, so mix and match your favorites!
Alter days gone by to Change today’s and Save the near future
Crisbell’s abilities as the right time mage will help you to start to see the past, present, and future all using one screen simultaneously. When exploring the various kingdoms, these triangular panes offer you a window into each one of these periods, which Matias can connect to by hopping between them directly. These update in real-time, therefore the decisions you make in a variety of quests and sidequests will show the effects of your actions in every three time zones. Every choice you make will influence the way the global world develops, and you will be in a position to witness how these choices shape the near future instantly, for good or for bad.
A DISTINCTIVE Spin of Turn-Based Combat
These unique time properties connect with combat aswell. Throwing an enemy in to the future or past may manipulate how old they are, making them inexperienced and younger, with the capacity of doing less damage, or frail and old, making their defense fall. This power may also be combined with skills of one’s party members – inflicting Willhelm’s poison on an enemy that deals damage over several turns could be applied all at one time if the enemy is thrown in to the future, taking large burst damage, and preventing them from curing it. Similarly, a heavily armored foe hit with Christopher’s water magic could be thrown in to the future, where in fact the armor has been due to the water to cultivate rusted, lowering its defensive properties. However, some enemies gets stronger as time passes – a vintage and injured monster thrown in to the past could become more agile and aggressive. Focusing on how your party’s abilities synergize and how time manipulation will affect different enemies can be imperative to surviving a few of the game’s tougher fights. We encourage one to experiment with all of the different combinations to get your personal strategies
Cris Tales ‘ vibrant world has so much to accomplish and see it’s extremely difficult to view it all your first-time through. Having the ability to observe the global world is continuing to grow and can change, everyone including background characters shall have their very own story to inform. A stroll past a soldier around shall make him appear as a boy trained in the past, a distinguished soldier in today’s, and a battle-scarred and retired old man later on, all in a matter of seconds. Perchance you could even fight him in today’s and then notice him mysteriously missing later on. Whatever choices you make, hopefully everyone enjoys their time with Cris Tales .
To stop the proper time Empress and rewrite the continuing future of the land, you shall go on a harrowing journey over the kingdoms, meeting and recruiting powerful allies to assist in the fight. Master their abilities and Crisbell’s unique Time Magic to overcome mighty foes – send them in to the past to handle their weaker, younger selves, send a foe to another where they’ve succumbed to all or any the damage of a poison applied in today’s, or create your personal strategies in this one-of-a-kind combat system.
As Crisbell’s powers grow, you’ll make choices with far-reaching consequences for individuals you meet – consequences that may impact the planet you’ll experience in real-time during your journey. Every character, NPC, enemy, and Kingdom includes a past even, a present and something or even more futures, based on your actions! Beautifully hand-drawn 2D art is animated frame by frame to create the branching possibilities alive across a lot more than 20 hours of gameplay.
Experience a distinctive mix of branching stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG excitement in Cris Tales’ exciting and unforgettable exploration of how our actions echo through time.
• A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs – Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Persona and Default 5, meet and recruit a distinctive cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make the right path via an expansive world.
• Experience days gone by, Present, and Future – Peer into and study from days gone by Simultaneously, choose actions in today’s, and alter the span of the future with techniques which will reshape the planet dynamically according to the choices you make.
• Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat – Warp your enemies in to the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to exceed your party’s limits in combat.
• Uncover a remarkable Story & Characters – The Empress’ plot to destroy the planet is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies across the world to discover and undo her multi-faceted web and make the right path to the real Ending of the enchanting tale.
• Discover a lovely World – Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique shape and location its future.”
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