On a small, lonely island in Ivoire lives Ash, a Phantom who lost his life in battle, and Marona, who has the ability to communicate with Phantoms. Sometimes, Marona receives Bottlemails that float along the sea.Read full description
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On a small, lonely island in Ivoire lives Ash, a Phantom who lost his life in battle, and Marona, who has the ability to communicate with Phantoms. Sometimes, Marona receives Bottlemails that float along the sea.
Marona, who lost her parents when she was very young, makes her living by completing the requests inside the Bottlemails as a Chroma, a person who accepts freelance work to solve problems for people. However, because of her abilities, the people call her the "Possessed." Even if she completes her work, some clients will hesitate to pay her the reward because of her reputation.
Still, Marona stays optimistic and follows what her parents told her long ago: "Help people, and someday everyone will start to like you." Her goal is to save enough money to buy Phantom Isle, which she's currently renting. Like a subtle wave in the sea, the adventures of Marona and Ash are about to begin.
Phantom Brave is a colorful strategy role playing game that was originally released on the PlayStation 2. The Steam version is not much different from the PlayStation Vita version but it is wonderful to finally have it on PC. The PlayStation Vita version included content from the the original and Wii version but also included added features of its own which have now been carried over to the PC version. While practically the same there is a bonus to getting the PC version which is the increased resolutions which you can choose from the settings menu in game. Phantom Brave has a strategic battle system like Disgaea but it is not at all grid based. The battle maps have edges that are unprotected meaning your characters and any enemies can be thrown off of the map. You can pick up objects and enemies during battles and use them as weapons or throw them. Be sure to use some of the objects to summon more units for battle. The battle system can take time to learn if you are new to the game but it is one of the many fun and unique aspects of the game. As far as graphics go the background art is amazing but the character sprites look the same way they did in the original PlayStation 2 version. I enjoyed the PlayStation 2 version regardless of the pixelated graphics so having the original character sprites does add a bit of nostalgia. I Can't complain when it's a more complete and updated version of a game that I enjoyed for what it was. Pros: -Addition of familiar recruit-able characters from other NISA titles - A solid story that is made clear from the beginning -Variety of unique recruit-able characters -Clear and detailed background Art -non-grid based strategic battle -Ability to change resolution -Decent soundtrack Cons: -Character sprites are not updated from the PS2 version
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