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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 27, 2019
PCAug 27, 2019
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: FURYU Corporation

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co.

Genres: Action, RPG

For when I weep, then I am strong. Battle through Purgatory as Rei to help save her sister in this Action RPG. Switch freely between four playable characters, and uncover each one of their pasts to see the sorrows they have endured. Power up your attacks and armor by shedding tears. Confront the Torments before they overwhelm you by spending time in your room reading a book and petting your dog. Whatever you do, don't dry your eyes. You'll need your tears to summon your Guardian and overcome the true villians of Purgatory! Key Features Fight through your tears in this Action RPG - Combat the Souls of the dead as you explore the afterworld of Purgatory. Play as four different characters and unlock their memories to learn the truth behind their stories and secrets. Power Through Grief - The battle system includes an otherworldly being who fights alongside you. Gather your grief and endure Torments to summon your Guardian! Tears Give You Strength - Crying will help you take down monsters and empower your equipment. In CRYSTAR, tears aren’t a sign of weakness, but of strength.

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Crystar is a great action-RPG with some fascinating twists. Crying is not only a key aspect to boosting your strength in battle, but it enables you to create more powerful gear. Be prepared for mentions of tragic and depressing topics, but remember that they work to enforce the ideas of "showing your emotions as a strength" and the sometimes overlooked issues that others face each day.

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Unfortunately, with the less than stellar combat mechanics, the lack of enemy variety and the lack of differentiating dungeons, it may not entice players who also want fluid gameplay. However for fans who do like narrative-driven and linear games along with dark themes and gorgeous designs, then this is definitely a title that should be added to your library.

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Unknown Author
6 / 10

Crystar is a good story with serious themes and interesting characters, which gets bogged down in a swamp of dull one-button gameplay, monotonous corridors, the same opponents and artificially prolonged gameplay. If the developers reduced the length to 10 hours, corrected the camera and combat mechanics, or simply released a visual novel, thousands of players would be much happier.

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Cameron Hawkins
7 / 10.0

Crystar is a competent Action RPG with a compelling narrative but suffers due to mostly everything else it has to offer.

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