Developer: Exe Create Inc.
After awaking in unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world dominated by conflict and destruction.
Fighting monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and a succession of chaotic events as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across Lita, a young woman from a peaceful world like his own.
Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold...?
Join forces with buddies and fight! Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects. Grow parameter-increasing fruit, upgrade and customize weapons, take on variety of sub quests and enjoy plenty of content!
RPG Fernz Gate - Official Trailer
Like other Exe-Create developed/KEMCO released turn-based RPGs, Fernz Gate delivers an interesting enough narrative, fun (if classic) battle mechanics, and character customisation options. Sadly, like its predecessors, it gets let down by a general mediocre, generic, and soulless visual presentation. Looking beyond this hurdle, however, what remains is a thoroughly enjoyable homage to 16-bit JRPGs that won't overstay its welcome, and which, for its price, proves fairly acceptable - and suitable for short bursts of play on the go. Here's hoping Exe-Create dares to try more grandiloquent things, and craft something way more memorable, because there is clearly potential.