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The Hero and the Evil Witch

An evil witch has stolen the Crystal of Power. It’s up to one brave hero to save the world... by hiring four mercenaries to do the job for him. Play as the members of Mercenary Inc as you explore randomly generated dungeons, battle fierce monsters, befriend a vibrant cast of characters, and collect loot in this 2.5D dungeon crawler/turn-based RPG.

  •  Experience classic turn-based RPG gameplay with 4 diverse characters.
  • Explore Evil Cave and other distinct locations on the world map.
  • Play as the cast of Mercenary Inc as they go along their lighthearted adventure.
  • Battle a variety of dangerous monsters and collect loot to help you on your journey.
  • Tweak your party's specialization and formulate strategies as you take on stronger foes.
  • Experiment with the dynamic leveling system and equippable abilities for your party.
  • Craft all new items and reforge new equipment to help strengthen your team.


This game is a remake of a flash game that was published on Newgrounds in 2011. This 2020 version builds it from the ground up with all new gameplay and features:

  • Added all new explorable locations.
  • Recreated 3D levels and redrawn sprites.
  • Added partial voice acting and monster sound effects.
  • Rewrote dialogue and added new scenes.
  • Tweaked the leveling system and equipment to be more dynamic.
  • Improved graphics and audio.
  • Implemented full gamepad/controller support.


Updated 14 days ago
Published 27 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Authorlan14n
GenreRole Playing
TagsDungeon Crawler, Turn-based, Unity
LinksSteam

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crystal-story-windows.zip 140 MB
Version 1.22

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I just finished the main portion of the game and I want to share my thoughts on this game of yours.

It's a good game and I enjoyed it.

I always wanted to play a traditional JRPG like Final Fantasy series and this game caught my interest. I've played amazing titles before this so while I know what to expect of this game, I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable Crystal Story turned out. I think it helps to set expectations low and I'm not disappointed... for the most part.

The game feels pretty basic which is fine to me. This game is functional other than a few things that needed polishing, but that's mainly UI I'm referring to. One thing I really like is how you can customize your own party whenever you level up as well as equipable items to further refine your team the way you want.

Then comes the game's presentation which before I continue, I am aware this is based off the original 2011's version (which I haven't played). I'll assume it's a big upgrade from the Flash version and it's pretty okay at best. The 2D sprite animations are cutesy and simple, but one thing I personally would've love to see is more animation from NPCs and enemies (only the player's character when moving around dungeons has a walking animation). I'm not complaining over that which I'll explain later. As for music, voice and sounds, they're alright. Voice acting is pretty sparse save for the intro and later parts of the game, but I don't mind much as I like it this way.

The RPG aspect is as traditional as it gets. Anyone played great RPGs should know what to expect by now. During my playthrough I did find itself to be pretty easy for the most part if you know what you're doing. In fact, it's so easy that I haven't lost the game over the span of 9 hours for the main game itself. Again if you grind and did some sidequests then it's pretty straight forward. The action is also pretty quick thanks to the lack of animations and other things that would otherwise extended it. A good compromise I say.

So to end this review, I felt the game is worth my time and I enjoyed Crystal Story for what it is. While the game felt simple to plow through and the presentation is what you'd expect, this is a good game for anyone wanting to experience an JRPG without so much fat.

For anyone who played the original before this, I think you can get a good guess that this is a good remake. :)

Thanks a lot for the review! I really appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you liked it.

You're welcome! Awesome work on the game! ^^d