We've been treated to another new Xbox Game Pass title today in the form of Cris Tales, which is a "gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective", launching into the service on day one.
Inspired by the likes of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI and even Persona 5, the game features strategic turn-based combat centred around a premise in which you can 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.
It's said that the "beautifully hand-drawn 2D art is animated frame by frame to bring the branching pasts and futures of each region, enemy, and NPC to life across more than 20 hours of gameplay", and you'll experience "a unique combination of branching stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG excitement."
Cris Tales is available right now with Xbox Game Pass for console, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions on their journey across a dark, fairytale world facing a grim future.
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