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86

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  • Summary: Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a turn-based tactical RPG with a focus on storytelling and strategic battles. Unfold a mature story as you progress through hand-crafted scenarios, controlling your own group of Arbiters, with each character customizable from a wide selection of classes and abilities.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 95
    With a great, intriguing story aimed at adults (but not inappropriate for kids) and a fantastic stable of characters and jobs, Fell Seal is the sort of game that lets you dive in and play around with its systems in any way you like. Clearly crafted with love for the genre, and with almost intimidating longevity, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is the heir apparent to the tactics-RPG throne.
  2. 90
    It's the perfect blend of a classical, nostalgic love letter to the genesis of the tactics RPG, while at the same time offering just enough to subvert expectations so that even genre veterans will have trouble putting this one down.
  3. May 25, 2019
    86
    As a fan of retro turn-based strategy RPGs, I'm very impressed with Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark as it really hits the nail on the head while also offering plenty of cool innovations to the classic genre. If you enjoy these kinds of games, you definitely need to play this epic SRPG.
  4. 85
    One of the staples of an awesome game is the fact that it leaves you jonesing for more. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark accomplishes this with a style and grace of a bygone era of game design. Here’s to hoping there is more content on the way, because I can’t wait for my next dose of tactical action.
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    85
    Even with a somewhat steep learning curve and a frustrating final sequence, I enjoyed Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark. Solid design and wonderful storytelling more than made up for the annoyance and grind.
  6. May 13, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. May 20, 2019
    80
    Gorgeous hand-drawn art fits perfectly the game. The colors are vibrant and the sprites are extremely expressive and detailed. However, the animation and battle effects look really stiff and rough. The worst are the spells effects, as they look more like animated stickers playing over the target than real devastating magical effects. But this is just a small nitpick and doesn’t affect the overall experience. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark may lack polish and grace but it remarkably pulled off a rewarding gameplay loop that will keep you coming back to it for hours. Pick it up if you’d like to experience a well-made tactical RPG reminiscent of the golden age of the genre.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 16, 2019
    10
    Amazing old school feel if you loved Final fantasy tactics Stop reading and go buy this game you won’t be disappointed
  2. Jun 4, 2019
    10
    This game is one of the best tactical RPGS I've played in recent years. The story and the Gameplay are excellent. I hope there will be a sequel.
  3. May 31, 2019
    9
    If you loved Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, this game is for you; the developers do little to hide their admiration for thoseIf you loved Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, this game is for you; the developers do little to hide their admiration for those classics as there are several easter eggs in the game referencing them.
    I would put this game as better than FFT (too easy and plot was scrambled) but not quite as good as Tactics Ogre LUCT. The game has an adjustable difficulty which is great and all that is keeping it from being a 10 is the fact that its not Tactics Ogre and TO is a 10 and it would have been very nice if they let you take another 2 people into battle as the party size is too small for all the characters you can build. Solid 9-9.5/10 really. I'm not sure where the mega negative reviews came from...would love to know their reasoning...trolls?...and not the kind that live under a bridge and are weak against fire.
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