Chronicles of a Dark Lord Episode II: War of the Abyss
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A year has passed since Anto Calias fused with the essence of the dark god Xe'on and the War of The Abyss began. The forces of The Abyss are relentless in their campaign to annihilate the world of Cora. Magus Lee must unite with allies both old and new to prevent the coming apocalypse...but what will be the cost?
The epic saga of Magus Drakhen Lee continues with over 20+ hours of gameplay.
All new high-resolution artwork and lush landscapes and animations will immerse you into the world of Cora like never before.
New to the series is the inclusion of the Scion Grid for greater skill customization and gameplay choices.
Professional-quality soundtrack, featuring indie artists such as zero-project, Morte Mcadaver, and for the first time featuring two tracks from acclaimed Youtube artist Eric "Erock" Calderone.
The active-time battle system returns with new features and enhancements.
Decisions you will have to make will have even more involved consequences that will even affect the final outcome.
My Indie RPG of the YearRPGHero | Dec. 1, 2014 | See all RPGHero's reviews »
I'll just preface this review with one word. Wow! What a game this turned out to be! I haven't played the first game yet (I will soon), so I went into this judging just from the trailer and screenshots. The price seemed a little steep for an indie game, but I was curious and since everything seemed to look pretty good I dove into it. I'll be honest, I kept my expectations low. I didn't know what to expect going into this series. After beating it? Man, am I glad I bought this game.
What happens soon as you hit New Game? You're thrust into the final battle of the last game. Let me say that again. You're fighting the final boss of the previous game. I knew, from then onward, that I was in for something unique and exciting. I'm not going to spoil this game's rich lore and frankly, amazing story. What I am going to say is that, for the first time since I played Final Fantasy VI, I played an RPG that made me feel like a kid all over again and now I'm a huge fan of this series.
This game is a gem. It really is. The combat, even though it uses an Active-Time Battle System (like the classic FF series), seems somehow fresh and more intuitive than games that have used this type of system before. It felt accessible for seasoned veterans and beginners alike, and I really liked that. The graphics are top-notch for an indie game, and like me, I bet you'll be wandering around on the overworld map just to take in the beautiful sights and listen to my new favorite overworld track of all-time. Which leads me to the music. The music in this game is simply astounding. And the gameplay? It's top-notch. They even change it up at certain points in the story to keep things fresh and interesting.
All in all, this game is now my Indie RPG of the Year 2014 for me. It puts other indie and even some commercial JRPGs to shame. If you're a gamer into RPGs, you can't miss this one. It's so worth every penny spent on it.