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Developer: FURYU Corporation
Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co.
Genres: Action, RPG
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, but of strength.
CRYSTAR - Gameplay Trailer | PS4 and Steam (PC)
CRYSTAR Announcement Trailer | PS4 & Steam (PC)
Crystar is a great action-RPG with some fascinating twists. Crying is not only a key aspect to boosting your strength in battle, but it enables you to create more powerful gear. Be prepared for mentions of tragic and depressing topics, but remember that they work to enforce the ideas of "showing your emotions as a strength" and the sometimes overlooked issues that others face each day.
Unfortunately, with the less than stellar combat mechanics, the lack of enemy variety and the lack of differentiating dungeons, it may not entice players who also want fluid gameplay. However for fans who do like narrative-driven and linear games along with dark themes and gorgeous designs, then this is definitely a title that should be added to your library.