Cris Tales review: a beautiful JRPG that’s full of heart | Rock Paper Shotgun

cris-tales-6 Cris Tales review: a beautiful JRPG that's full of heart | Rock Paper Shotgun

I’ve long loved the fact that Final Fantasy VI‘s opera scene has remained so iconic, because I reckon that great JRPGs are basically musical theatre anyway. Orchestral swells of emotion! Spotlighted line deliveries! Choreographed, dance routine-like combat! Cris Tales isn’t technically a JRPG – it’s from Colombia, so I’ve invented the completely new term CRPG, a genius acronym I’m sure will cause absolutely zero confusion – but this modern tribute hits the genre’s high notes with gusto. Consider this a standing ovation for an enchanting show, then, albeit one that’s sometimes a little light on meaningful audience participation.

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