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Cris Tales

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

47%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 20, 2021
PCJul 20, 2021
PlayStation 4Jul 20, 2020
PlayStation 5Jul 20, 2021
Xbox OneJul 20, 2021
Xbox Series X/SJul 20, 2021

Developers: Dreams Uncorporated, SYCK

Publisher: Modus

Genres: Adventure, RPG

Discover a unique combination of branching stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG gameplay in Cris Tales’ exciting and unforgettable exploration of how our actions echo through time. Join the newly awakened Time Mage, Crisbell, and her fantastical companions in a fantasy world facing a grim future. The powerful Time Empress and her forces threaten to bring about a cataclysm tearing apart Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region. To stop the Time Empress and rewrite the future of the land, you will embark on a harrowing journey across the kingdoms, meeting and recruiting powerful allies to aid in the fight. Master their abilities and Crisbell’s unique Time Magic to overcome mighty foes: send them into the past to face their weaker, younger selves; to the future where they’ve succumbed to all the damage of a poison applied in the present; or create your own strategies in this one-of-a-kind combat system. Your choices in this world will have far-reaching consequences for everyone you meet. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! - Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously – Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make. - Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat – Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party’s limits in combat. - Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters – The Empress’ plot to destroy the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multi-faceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale. - Discover a Beautiful World – Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this beautifully hand-drawn 2D fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique location and shape its future.

Cris Tales Critic Reviews

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Cris Tales never manages to build its curious premise into an entertaining tool.

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Cris Tales is a clever time-traveling JRPG that's held back by monotonous combat.

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A loving tribute to the past and present of Japanese role-players, with some impressively clever time travel powers and gorgeous artwork – although it's a shame about the random battles.

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Trailers

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Cris Tales - Release Date Reveal Trailer- Launching July 20 thumbnail

Cris Tales - Release Date Reveal Trailer- Launching July 20

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Cris Tales – Character Trailer

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Cris Tales - Overview Trailer

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