This is my final post on Critical Hit–that I know of at least!–and to end a ten-year journey on the site I wanted to write some news about a game that reminds me why I love this industry. I wanted to look at a game that is being made by passionate developers, that oozes love and style out of every pixel. Cris Tales, feels like the right game to write about and then ride off into the sunset.
So let’s have a look at it then! Here’s the opening cinematic trailer, which sets the tone for the upcoming RPG beautifully.
In case you’ve missed the reveal, Cris Tales is an RPG that stars you as Crisbell, a Time Mage on a mission set across the past, present, and future. Choices made in Crisbell’s journey have an impact on the timestream itself, with multiple timelines being formed in the process. That’s an ambitious angle to base a game on, with the action playing out over strategic turn-based combat.
The fact that the game also looks like a million bucks, doesn’t hurt its chances to stand out a bit more from heavy-hitters in July such as Monster Hunter Stories 2, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and NEO: The World Ends with You. If you’re keen to try the game out ahead of its release, there’s a free demo that makes for a delicious first taste of what to expect.
Otherwise, not long to go until Cris Tales arrives on July 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. And on that beautiful and artistic note, I’m signing out of Critical Hit for the last time. See you all on the YouTubes and GameSpot, friends!
Last Updated: June 18, 2021