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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: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jan 21, 2022
    90
    Overall, this is an impressive first title from a young indie studio. An enjoyable cast of characters with great designs combined with an incredibly solid battle system facilitate an engaging story full of twists and turns. It may not win any awards for pure originality, but we do stand on the shoulders of giants, and in this sense Cris Tales rises higher because of it.
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    85
    Cris Tales is a hymn of love to jrpg but it is also a fresh breath of air full of numerous interesting ideas.
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    80
    Cris Tales brings all the classic JRPG greatness and modernizes it in its own fashion. While the repetitive battles and numerous bad twists make the game lose the momentum, if you know how to cherish all that is great about it, you will have a great time.
  4. Jul 25, 2021
    75
    With its innovative concept and charming artistic direction, the first title from independent studio Dreams Uncorporated has enough to convince fans of traditional turn-based RPGs looking for a unique experience with a solid foundation. In addition, the accessibility of the title represents an excellent introduction for those who would like to embark on their first J-RPG. Ultimately, Cris Tales sins mainly by some technical details to be reworked.
  5. Aug 23, 2021
    71
    It's a shame that Cris Tales' design held promise for something grander and although it tries to do something innovative with the combat and the implications of our decisions, the end result leaves the impression of a somewhat lite version of its best influences. Maybe we'll get there on their next game.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    70
    Cris Tales is an enjoyable experience if you go into it with the right expectations. It's an easygoing ride through a colorful world that, while somewhat uneven & unpolished, is a comfy & familiar adventure. The interesting time mechanics that help the game stand out unfortunately never realize their full potential, and the storyline falls a bit rote, but my experience with Crisbell and company was still a pleasant one.
  7. Aug 13, 2021
    55
    Maybe Cris Tales has an audience among very small children but in almost every case you’d be better off digging up an old copy of Chrono Trigger. That said, this is Dreams Uncorporated’s first game, and while I'd hardly call Cris Tales a good game, it shows considerable promise in visual flair if nothing else. I’ll be curious to see where they go from here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 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
  2. Nov 9, 2021
    9
    Top Rpg game since long time for me........ so wonderful ,with nice characters,sympathic humor and nice music. cant understand the metascoreTop Rpg game since long time for me........ so wonderful ,with nice characters,sympathic humor and nice music. cant understand the metascore .. i love the game Expand
  3. 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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  4. Aug 14, 2021
    6
    Un juego normal con sus puntos fuertes y flojos muy marcados.

    Lo mejor claramente es el arte en todo su conjunto, escenarios, personajes,
    Un juego normal con sus puntos fuertes y flojos muy marcados.

    Lo mejor claramente es el arte en todo su conjunto, escenarios, personajes, rivales... es muy bonito, las animaciones están muy bien etc...

    Lo segundo mejor es la historia principal y los giros argumentales. Sinceramente no es nada del otro mundo, pero creo que es inesperado, lo normal sería que fuese mucho más plana en un juego de este tipo, así que creo que es muy positivo que se hayan esforzado en este aspecto.

    También hay cosas cumplidoras sin más, como la banda sonora.

    ¿Lo malo?

    Es demasiado largo, creo que le habría venido bien durar como máximo 15 horas y ya me parece mucho. Creo que alargan artificialmente el juego, no solo con las secundarias, si no con lo pesado que se hace recorrer una y otra vez los escenarios.

    Aunque lo peor del todo no es la duración, es el sistema de combate. Quieren abarcar demasiado, dar variedad etc... y por desgracia es excesivamente sencillo. Primero parece que puede estar bien porque juegan con mover a los rivales al pasado/futuro y hacer combos con habilidades. Sin embargo puedes ignorar eso totalmente y spamear ataques y magias sin pensar y te pasas el juego.

    Resumen final... juego curiosete y apañado, que se te puede hacer pesado, pero que te lo pasas fácil y al menos la historia está ahí. Un pena no sacar mejor partido a lo del tiempo, que está tan en la sopa y a la vez es tan intrascendente que deja mal sabor de boca.
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    Another stereotypical anime crap game that is extremely over hyped for no actual reason.

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