Life under the rule of the winged Skyborn race isn't so bad for Claret Spencer, the star mechanic of an independent repair shop. She can patch up just about anything...but when a certain cravat-wearing customer turns her life upside-down, she finds herself pulled into an epic, city-wide conflict that's going to take a lot more than elbow grease to fix! Join Claret on her journey through a tale of magic, metal and mystery as she unravels the secrets of the Skyborn!
Lovable, addicting characters
Trendy and exciting Steampunk setting
Classic look, modern feel
Unique story-driven adventure
Multiple character classes
Breathtaking orchestral soundtrack
Skyborn is a fun RPG, and deceptively simple! I tried to go into a in-depth review of it, but it turned out way too long, so I'll just go into a Pros and Cons type of points, with the full analysis for myself. If you're interested in it, I'll send you the whole review, just! Pros -Great world! It starts out fairly average, but it later reveals itself. It has a few interesting concepts, worth looking into. -Unique combat system. It's a mixture of the classic turn-based combat, with a few more modern Skills and Gameplay concepts, akin to MMOs, like a threat system, big focus on buffs and debuffs rather than pure firepower, and good interaction and role separation between classes. -It looks pretty good. -Music is simply fantastic! It really reminded my of Golden Sun. While it's not quite at that level, it's still very good, and it feels more modern sounding. I really liked it. -Provides a good challenge on Hard Mode without feeling too frustrating (until the last 2 Bosses, which are impossible unless you do absolutely every objective before heading into the final section of the game. However, nothing previously indicates that to be the case, which one is likely to miss, not realizing it until it's too late to go back.) -No random encounters! You can see those encounters on the screen, approaching at will. -Retry feature to get right back into a battle when you're defeated. -Good control scheme (I personally used a controller for a more laid back experience, and it worked fine). Cons -Lack of any resolution options, leaving you with a very badly scaled game in Fullscreen, or just a small window (the latter is recommended, Fullscreen looke hideous). -Poor interface design, looking very average, and not very functional. -The crafting system was awful to navigate, and didn't provide much benefit, as you could earn enough gold to render it useless, as everything would be for sale. -The game loved to surprise you with Boss Fights, and having you walk for half an hour if you did something wrong regarding leveling, or equipment. Some Boss Fights also appeared out of nowhere, sometimes making it impossible to procceed without reverting a couple of Saves. -Low amount of Save Slots (only 4). -The last few maps seemed a bit too clustered and confusing. -Lack of information. This game is not very informative regarding some of its details, leaving it all to trial and error. Sometimes, it can be very damaging to the player's experience. Every shop, forge (for crafting) is very far apart, leaving the player with empty hands for long periods of time. In the end, it was my downfall, as I literally couldn't go back, but HAD to, to be able to finish the game. Again, it does NOT give the player enough information for the player to make some decisions safely, but it was a big sore spot for me. Overall, Skyborn was an enjoyable experience. I liked a lot of it! But, looking back at it, it is also riddled with so, so many issues...! Some of those are inherent to RPGMaker, but some of those were also huge design flaws, which is disappointing. If you're looking for a JRPG with a more modern feel, give this one a try! I enjoyed most of it. Not recommended at full price, though, 15$ seems way too high for this game. It feels small at times,and just doesn't seem worth that price point, with so many amazing games at 10$.
This is honestly a state of the art game. This is the love child of a developer basically making their own engine, while this is an RPGmaker game so much has been changed but in a way that is extremely beneficial to the users that will be using it. Its a weird because normally when you come across a game like this you arent expecting much of a storyline but i was trying to finish everything in my library so this was on the list to complete and boy was I surprised. If you arent too young then you will remember the older types of games which were very different to what we have to today and this game brought me back to that time, I was the kind of person that cared about graphics and then I play this and all of that is out of the window, you actually have a nice storyline, the characters are interesting and you will have to make choices and those will have good or bad effects, there is always a catch to the situation that you are in. This game can be painful at times but it can also be a very nice game to play as its rewarding if you play in the correct ways. This is honestly a must buy, I cant recommend it enough, its got a level of polish that is extremely rare these days.
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