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A love letter to the 16-bit era, Arelite Core is a great indie addition to the JRPG library. With its excellent battle system and colorful cast of characters, this game is a great trip down memory lane.
Linearity and a lack of exploration are a major flaw for me in a JRPG but that doesn't mean that Arelite Core falls flat. It succeeds in capturing much of what made its predecessors work in its compelling story and clever battle system but fails to add the extra touches that truly made those games special.