News Crystar (FuRyu) coming to west on August 27

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Specifications

  • Title: Crystar
  • Release Date: August 27, 2019
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC (Steam)
  • Players: One
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Website: Spike Chunsoft, Steam
  • Rating: Rating Pending
  • Languages: English text, Japanese and English audio
  • Developer: FuRyu Corporation / Gemdrops, Inc.
About the Game

For when I weep, then I am strong.

A girl named Rei and Mirai, her little sister, are dragged into the afterworld of Purgatory. To save her sister, Rei signs a contract with the Demons of Purgatory to fight the monsters infesting their world. Rei and her fellow Executors must face their pasts and confront their tears to overcome the Torments and monsters ahead of them. Will Rei save her sister’s Soul before it’s too late?

About the character designers, Riuichi and ntny

  • Riuichi: Character designer based in Japan. He specializes in goth-aesthetic themed characters. His Crystarcharacter design progress can be seen in this video clip!
  • ntny: Character designer and 3D model creator. ntny has worked on multiple famous titles before CRYSTAR.
Key Features
  • Fight through Your Tears in This Action RPG: Combat the Souls of the dead as you explore the afterworld of Purgatory. Play as four different characters and unlock their memories to learn the truth behind their stories and secrets.
  • Power through Grief: The battle system includes an otherworldly being who fights alongside you. Gather your grief and endure Torments to summon your Guardian!
  • Tears Give You Strength: Crying will help you take down monsters and empower your equipment. In Crystar, tears aren’t a sign of weakness, they are a sign of strength.
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Don't run.
Fight against fate.
Watch CRYSTAR character trailer and find out more about the characters and their past.
Why are they in Purgatory?
Why do they fight?


We would like to inform the community about a content change made to this release. In the PlayStation®4 version of the title, the pre-title-screen cinematic has had approximately 0.5 seconds of footage depicting Rei’s naked buttocks removed. This change does not affect gameplay and no other content has been modified.

These content changes will not be applied to the Steam®(PC) version.
CRYSTAR Localized Release Update - Spike Chunsoft
 
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few reviews randomly appeared
7/10
Crystar does some amazing things with its dark premise as it tells a story that isn’t about saving the world, but more about the emotions of characters who have to deal with real-life events through a fantasy quest. It’s these characters and relationships that will get you through the repetitive nature of the dungeons because you’ll want to see it through until the end. It also doesn’t hurt that the characters are cute as hell and the game includes bathing suit costumes for each character.

Crystar knows its fanbase and while it doesn’t present anything groundbreaking mechanically in its features, it does do enough to satisfy those who appreciate strong characters and unique plots. Through all the mindless hack and slashing, I had fun knowing a decent boss battle was waiting for me at the end of the dungeon. So if you’re looking for an RPG that will easily consume you with some great writing, then you will definitely enjoy this game.
5/5
. I'm always drawn to melancholia as a theme and aesthetic. I always have been, whether it's the writings on T.S. Eliot and Poe, films from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari through to Blade Runner, the music of Nick Cave, or games like I Am Setsuna and, now, Crystar. That Crystar manages to be so layered and nuanced with that theme makes it all the more impressive. FuRyu continues to be the publisher to watch for anyone who likes their games with a bit of genuine artistic credibility.
 
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