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Crystal Amazing!

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Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) Crysta10

Developed by Hit-Point and published by KEMCO Crystal Ortha is a love-letter to retro RPG's of the 90's and does a great job emulating the games that it's inspired by, but does it live up to those legendary titles? Not quite, but it is still an amazing game in its own right, and here's why:

Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) Crysta11

The story in Crystal Ortha is quite enjoyable with several twists and turns that you won't be expecting and the pacing of the story is perfect. The characters are likable and grow as the story progresses and the setting of the world is rather interesting! The gameplay is like a blend of Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, Romancing Saga, and Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, with a whole bevy of interesting features and gameplay elements that will draw players into the game's enjoyable world.

The game is also exceptionally challenging as there are no healing items to restore your characters which forces you to carefully plan your next move as skills and inns are the only ways to heal. As for the controls, they are intuitive and easy to master, which is always a good thing.

Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) Crysta12

The audiovisual presentation is decidedly old-school and we enjoyed every bit of it between the gorgeous pixel-art and absolutely amazing soundtrack. Overall the game has this old-school feel and sound, but with a superb modern touch which makes it look and sound amazing!

Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) Crysta13

Bottom-Line: With amazing retro-style gameplay, a superb story, and excellent audio-visual presentation, Crystal Ortha for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch is a highly enjoyable experience that any and all fans of the genre should purchase and as such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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#Review #KEMCO #HitPoint #JRPG #Retro #PS4 #PSN #Switch #eShop

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Towafan7
January 7th 2021, 6:55 pmTowafan7
Our review is now live!

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NintendoPuristForever
January 7th 2021, 7:38 pmNintendoPuristForever
@Towafan7 Epic review, forsooth! Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) 631737971

Slightly off-topic: Which of the Big Four ‘80s/‘90s Square-published JRPG franchises is each members’ personal favourite(s), and have your preferences changed over the years? I’m curious to find out. (The ones I mean by “Big Four” are Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Seiken Densetsu, Romancing SaGa, or all of the above)

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Aqua Cherry Blossom
January 7th 2021, 7:50 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. Smug

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Towafan7
January 11th 2021, 4:37 pmTowafan7
Thanks for the feedback! Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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Staroceancrazy
January 14th 2021, 10:58 amStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Towafan7 Exclamation

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DigiDestined
January 14th 2021, 12:59 pmDigiDestined
Nice review. =)

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SuperVash
January 15th 2021, 1:51 pmSuperVash
Excellent review man! Cool

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Zatchbell
January 18th 2021, 4:21 pmZatchbell
Great review! Kemco is a very solid indie publisher that regularly cranks out noteworthy games. victory

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NintendoPuristForever
January 18th 2021, 5:21 pmNintendoPuristForever
Whoa... I just realised that “Ortha” rhymes with “Author” in my weird Upside-Down Underlandish accent! Surprised

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FM_Alchemist
January 31st 2021, 3:57 pmFM_Alchemist
Great review.

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Tsubasa
February 11th 2021, 10:53 amTsubasa
Awesome review!

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RWBY_Red
May 9th 2021, 11:15 pmRWBY_Red
Good review.

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ShounenMania
May 13th 2021, 12:37 amShounenMania
Great review! Review: Crystal Ortha (PS4 PSN) 631737971

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Towafan7
June 7th 2021, 10:37 amTowafan7
Thanks for the comments you guys and gals! You rock! king

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Talesfanatic
August 8th 2021, 3:58 amTalesfanatic
Great review @Towafan7! @NintendoPuristForever Before the XIII trilogy I would have said Final Fantasy, but now Dragon Quest is my favorite. That said I don't like what I've heard about the upcoming Dragon Quest XII.
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