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  • Summary: Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions onCris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions on their journey across a dark, fairytale world facing a grim future.

    Crisbell must embark across Crystallis and the four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world and all those living in it. Along the way, she'll meet and recruit powerful allies with their own unique stories and skills like Matias the Frog and Willhelm the Child Mage.

    As she explores the world and meets her unique companions, Crisbell will have to make choices with far-reaching consequences for the people she meets consequences that will impact the world you'll experience in real-time throughout your journey. Each companion will be invaluable as you face these choices and the myriad enemies who stand in your way. Will you buffet them with attacks, or discover creative ways to use Crisbell's time powers to alter the reality of each fight?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jul 22, 2021
    90
    Cris Tales is an absolutely incredible homage to classic JRPGs, whilst taking care to modernise their core mechanics for modern audiences. The gorgeous visual style, superb voice acting, clever mechanics and emotive story-telling all combine together here to make an incredible title. Then, with the addition of comprehensive and innovative uses of time in all parts of the game, it becomes a near perfect experience. Cris Tales has arguably surpassed its JRPG inspirations and absolutely deserves your time (pun entirely intended).
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Jul 21, 2021
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jul 23, 2021
    75
    Cris Tales is a gorgeous, heartfelt, and often creative adventure that provides an interesting peek at a culture not well-represented in the world of gaming. Sadly, it falls a bit short of its grand potential due to some mechanical and balance issues and a final act that badly overstays its welcome. Cris Tales feels like a game that would have benefitted from some more time in development, but if you’re willing to forgive a few faults, your own time with the game won’t be wasted.
  5. Aug 2, 2021
    70
    Cris Tales has a top-notch art style and an eclectic cast of characters that all players will come to love. Pairing that with time manipulation mechanics and a beloved genre, Cris Tales could have been one of the better games to come out of 2021. Unfortunately, a lack of diverse enemy types, standard combat, and some questionable difficulty progression outweigh the highest highs, making Cris Tales feel too out of place alongside its cohorts.
  6. Jul 23, 2021
    70
    Cris Tales tells a charming JRPG tale in a gorgeous and weird world, but it's hobbled by incredibly monotonous combat. Its battles undoubtedly overstay their welcome, but this unique odyssey still manages to shine through them a bit thanks to its style, characters, and the inspired (non-combat) time travel mechanics that make it so memorable.
  7. Jul 22, 2021
    57
    Cris Tales never manages to build its curious premise into an entertaining tool.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Jul 22, 2021
    9
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    DA et chara design sublimes !
    Bande son au top Le gameplay est vraiment plaisant, avec son système de temporalité, autant dans les
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    DA et chara design sublimes !
    Bande son au top
    Le gameplay est vraiment plaisant, avec son système de temporalité, autant dans les villes et donjons qu'en combats
    Dialogues entièrement doublés (doublages en anglais uniquement mais de qualité)

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    Quelques quêtes fedex qui rallongent artificiellement la durée de vie
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  2. Jul 27, 2021
    9
    Mas que notable aportación al Rol clásico por turnos, con ideas interesantes, con una duración mas que aceptable. El arte es precioso y laMas que notable aportación al Rol clásico por turnos, con ideas interesantes, con una duración mas que aceptable. El arte es precioso y la música sin ser perfecta cumple, puede que venga de un estudio modesto, pero, eso le da mas valor, no le resta. Quizás le pondría como punto negativo la poca variedad de misiones secundarias y su cuantía, pese a eso, es un gran juego, pero es un error desmerecer un juego por no ser un fifa o un death stranding Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2021
    2
    Don't know why the devs think exploring maps has to be punishing. Random mobs encounters are fine moderately, but this is just too much andDon't know why the devs think exploring maps has to be punishing. Random mobs encounters are fine moderately, but this is just too much and wears you out for getting a chest or two, and just feels bad not being able to flee 5 times in a row. The encounter transition is also not very good, just a white loading screen with no music change until loading completes ruins the immersion. Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2021
    2
    Artificially stretched with pointless twists and turns. Clumsy and underused core mechanics. QTE in 2021? Please... And all this, at a crazyArtificially stretched with pointless twists and turns. Clumsy and underused core mechanics. QTE in 2021? Please... And all this, at a crazy price. Buy Death's Door. Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2021
    0
    vamos a inflar la nota porque es de latinoamerica, apoyemos a Colombia, juegenlo en gamepass spam spam spam spam y mas spam,

    un juego indie
    vamos a inflar la nota porque es de latinoamerica, apoyemos a Colombia, juegenlo en gamepass spam spam spam spam y mas spam,

    un juego indie H japones esta mejor elaborado que este juego. 74 se me hace mucho lo que le pusieron metacritic maximo un 40, le falta sonido en algunos ataques algunos escenas le falta paisaje y animación mas fluido, la carga un poco tedioso
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