Do you think this DS remake offer enough value to be worth your time?
Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology
Incorporate new dungeons and dungeons as well as the complete overhaul of the game’s scenario for fans of old school games and many additional creature comforts the DS version didn’t offer You’ll have an excellent new release. BUY NOW
In the event that you asked a decent many people which Atlus games would make good candidates for remakes of current generation most likely, Radiant Historia probably would not have made the top five. Originally released in 2011 towards the end of the Nintendo DS’ life cycle, the time-hopping, desertification-preventing adventure of Stocke and Co. won favor with critics and hardcore fans but generally flew under most folks’ radars. My personal experience was one of them and I’m sad to say.
However, in an opportunity to impress the first time, Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology is available on Nintendo 3DS. It comes with brand new story modes and brand-new modes as well as coming from one of Atlus its most profitable times, Perfect Chronology is expected to keep the momentum and make waves in the same way that its predecessor did not.
Style Over Substance
In the end, as I said earlier I haven’t played the first DS release and therefore I’m unable to examine the two versions in other aspects aside from aesthetics. However it’s not an overwhelming variation between the versions released in 2011 and 2018 in that regard. Naturally it’s true that the 3DS version makes use of its higher processing capabilities and the game will appear more polished as a result but if you’re looking for more than what the majority of Atlus previous “enhanced remakes” that they boasted about, you could be a bit disappointed. The only noticeable difference in visuals is the stunning new art that is used in story scenes as well as lifebar portraits.
The music mostly follows the similar “if it’s not broken, do not fix it” mindset, which is why the famous Yoko Shimomura’s score of the original version is unaltered. In this instance, it’s perfectly normal, since her work on this film is one of her best work. But, one major and welcomed improvement is the inclusion to fully English voices for the majority of the cast, as well as an enhanced translation. Given that certain of Atlus smaller-scale releases have been a bit iffy in their localization in the last few years, it’s refreshing to see them back on the right track and go over and above in this regard.
When the Frustration Sets In
But, it’s the gameplay the point where things begin to fall off a little. Time travel is fascinating and give a great deal of replayability, however it is frustrating watching the same scene over and over again to see a tiny difference. Although I’ve heard many reviewers praise the combat system for it’s far more tactical than the majority of turn-based Japanese RPGs are typically but it is losing its appeal after about 15 hours of play, and then becomes a complete bore.
However, one of the major features of the release of Perfect Chronology release is the “Friendly” difficulty. It eliminates combat completely and transforms the game into an interactive novel. If you’re like me and not a fan of the gameplay but still curious about the characters and the story This is the right mode for you.
Include new dungeons, an entirely new storyline for fans of old school games as well as a myriad of additional creature comforts the DS version didn’t offer You’ve got yourself an excellent remake.
It’s not as perfect as the name implies but it’s best to hold off for a price cut however, Radiant History perfect chronology is definitely worth taking a look once more for.
- The long-time loyal fans of the original series are treated to brand new stories
- A friendly difficulty settings make it easy for players who just want to know more about the story
- Being able to provide a complete English dub goes over the what anticipated for the localization
- The song is among Yoko Shimomura’s most memorable music scores
- Not as polished as Atlus earlier 3DS Re-releases
- Combat systems can become very repetitive very quickly.
- It is also possible to watch multiple cuts over and over to make minor changes