The usual commands such as attack with timed button press combo chaser , item, special skill, etc. He gets a summary beatdown both times. My favorite character shall be revealed later on in this review. The soundtrack consists of multi-layered orchestral music with some tracks, like the Lauritzen dungeon theme, using modern instrumentation. She'd apparently hired him as her bodyguard on a dungeon crawl, then left him in the trap and monster infested depths. A special note needs to be made about Spinel's voice actress. If you are interested only in the glory and releases, then you are not welcome.
Character portraits seen in the menus and during dialogue have a more hand painted look than a glossy anime sheen and their designs are aesthetically pleasing. The characters are some of the most entertaining I've seen. Story The story of the game revolves around the protagonist Killian von Rohcoff, who seems to always be on the wrong end of fate. Skill points can be allocated to reveal what an anonymous skill is and additional skill points can be allocated to learn that skill. It's basic, but like everything else in the game, it works just as it should. The player's party members each take turns using special abilities to attack the opponents that they are faced with.
Vibrant, colorful, and distinctive, this is a world that will draw and keep you inside the fantasy. © 2009 Atlus, IronNos, Ntreev. Characters Killian von Rohcoff: Killian is the star-crossed protagonist of this game. It's the same music every time and it gets old really fast. For 5 dollars it's crazy good value. It is best to think about Crimson Gem Saga as its own entity and forget about its connection to Astonishia Story altogether. Lahduk: Lahduk is even more mysterious than Henson, and likely even more powerful.
Getting a critical opens the opportunity to land extra hits. There's one in the title screen cinematic, but none to be seen in-game. The story seems decent so far, the combat was good, the characters are great, I was pleasantly surprised, it's really cool. She meets up with Killian at the beginning of the game and only further complicates his life. It revels in its simplicity.
The music, too, is solid stuff; it's not overwhelmingly great, but it is meandering through the background and helping to set the scene without getting too involved. It was released in North America on May 26th, 2009 by under the title Crimson Gem Saga, and was released in Japan under the title Garnet Chronicle. It's just a good ol' fashioned save-the-world adventure that does not take itself too seriously. That alone is awesome on levels I didn't even know existed. Many of the early reviews have also favorably commented on both the quality of the writing , and the quality of the voice acting. The Verdict Crimson Gem Saga knows exactly what it is: a simple, old-school, effortlessly effective throwback to the good ol' days when a solid battle system, enjoyable story, banter-heavy characters, constant upgrade cycles for equipment and just enough depth to keep one going were paramount. Acelora: Acelora is one of the Radiant Crusaders that serve the Order of Light.
It's so amazingly retro, but it doesn't feel old. Bianca gave great customer service. When you first meet him, he's on the wrong end of a Spinel con. Enemies move about twice as fast as you do so be careful about running away from them. To add insult to injury, he loses the coveted valedictorian title to an arrogant bully. Depending on the characters' skill sets and whether they have consecutive turns, multi-character combination actions can be unleashed. Herbert von Guterrian: Herbert is Killian's rival, and they've been enemies since the day they first met at Green Hill Academy.
When the game begins we find him attempting to shake off the effects of last night's partying in order to make it in time to attend his own graduation. The game is set in the world of Latein, where, unbeknownst to the public, an artifact formerly known as the Crimson Gem is being sought. One character can land as many as seven critical hits in a row before his turn ends. When the escape command is selected, a wheel akin to Shadow Hearts' Judgment Ring appears and if you time the button press right, you can escape. Later, Jeffrey is in the middle of his own adventure when he encounters the heroes, whom immediately assume the worst about what he's up to.
You'd be forgiven for expecting this to happen between Killian, Spinel and Acelora, but it never does. Speaking with the rest of his graduating class seems to put his viewpoint in the minority. Of course, thats not to say that modern games are all bad, but playing these retro-inspired games definitely gives you a different gameplay experience. Just like every main Final Fantasy installment is its own independent entity, so it is here. In general, Crimson Gem Saga is a pretty game and its action-packed anime introduction is a nice cherry on top. Apology for what, you may ask? When I say chained fetch quest, I mean something like this: You need to take a ship to go to your next destination, but the captain won't take you there unless you find his lost dog in the mine.
What do you expect for 5 dollars? It has clean visuals, solid music, turn based battling, unobtrusive load times, and a sweeping fantasy tale with cool characters like Spinel. Killian hopes that his life will be peachy once he leaves town to find a real job, but Murphy's Law has other plans. The sound effects are excellent as well. So long as at least two of those party members have learned the same skill and they have consecutive turns in a battle, they can unleash some rather impressive tag team attacks. In Crimson Gem Saga, the execution of this turn-based combat is smooth.