Cris Tales

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 96 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Sep 13, 2021

Clearly, Cris Tales is a very humble and charming little game, and if it's your cam, you should look into its case. Good sensations guaranteed.

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Sep 12, 2021

Cris Tales has its fair share of problems, but if you don’t mind a little bit of jank and a full dose of nostalgia, this non-Japanese developed JRPG is definitely for you. It’s a simple game that follows many of its tropes to the letter, sometimes to a fault, but it does just enough to become a charming ride without it overstaying its welcome.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2021

While Cris Tales offers a stirring adventure — packed full of wit and character — numerous mechanical shortcomings frequently put the brakes on its excitable spirit. A victim of unfulfilled ambition, Cris Tales doesn’t quite deliver on its clever premise or its chrono-combat. There’s no denying the passion and talent of the developers, however, manifested in stunning visuals and a wonderful cast. Cris Tales will definitely ostracize some players, but those with a little patience may see past its flaws to embrace its heartfelt homage to gaming’s bygone era.

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85 / 100
Aug 28, 2021

A good game that combines three times and good dynamics

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6 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2021

Cris Tales is an enchanting story wrapped in a gorgeous visual style, but lacks sustained imagination in gameplay. JRPG players will find enjoyment within, but those less patient may be turned off after a few hours.

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Paul Shkreli
3 / 5.0
Aug 22, 2021

Cris Tales falls short of its lofty aims, but the zeal and indelible spirit of the game make it more than the sum of its parts.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 22, 2021

For a game so favorably-regarded and closely-monitored in its build-up to release, it's hard to shake off the minor disappointment and frustrations that Cris Tales generates in its final form.

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7.3 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2021

Overall, this is a simplistic game that touches on issues that could go a long way, but choose to ignore many of the possibilities that could access in order to offer a more solid plot, without going into too many complications. It is greatly enjoyed if you have it in mind. It is not essential, but it will cheer you up for more than one afternoon.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2021

Fans of classic JRPGs will find a lot to like about Cris Tales, and a high tolerance for random encounters will help. Casual gamers will have an easy time digesting this game, but those random encounters will quickly become a problem for those lacking the tenacity and patience.

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60 / 100
Aug 16, 2021

While brimming with gorgeous visuals and charm, for a game about time, “Cris Tales” doesn’t seem to value yours.

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