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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Cris Tales is a role-playing game where you see how your actions in the present affect the past and future. You play as Crisbell in a cartoon-looking adventure through four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world.

Play involves exploring the world, meeting and recruiting powerful allies and of course battling the dark powers. Each person you meet has their own story and skills that help and influence your tactics and decisions. As you progress you have to make choices with far-reaching consequences both for the people in your team and the world around you.

A big novelty of the game is being able to see the state of the world in the past and the future in real-time as you walk around. The screen is divided into three and as the world is seen through each section you can see the past and future. People get older, buildings are changed and the choices you make are seen in real-time.

Combat also leans into this time shifting mechanic. It's turn-based but lets you warp your enemies into the past or future. This enables you to synchronise attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defence.

Beyond the novelties, Cris Tales offers an unusual story that requires your wits to uncover and undo a multi-faceted plot to end the world. Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique location and shape its future.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Developer: Modus Games (@Modus_Games)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 25 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Cris Tales usually costs £34.99.
 

Cris Tales

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
Switch Store Switch £34.99

Cris Tales (Modus Games)

PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for mild swearing.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 10-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Cris Tales Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Modus_Games) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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