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Armory Master 10 Points Upgrade equipment 20 times
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Edit: Mobile version can be found here:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/581294

Crystal Story is a turn based rpg that uses a random dungeon generator. You control four characters and configure what skill sets they learn along the way. You can earn equipment upgrades that will help you traverse through Evil Cave by destroying monsters or playing minigames.

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Edit: I have been hearing a lot about save files recently. You can backup your save files here:
C:\Users(username)\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\#SharedObjects\(so me number)\uploads.ungrounded.net\579000\579445_rpg.swf
The file names should be rdgDataSlot(number)

Clearing cookies and/or cache will delete saves.

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Expert Defense :P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5hwSQ58LUc

Game has been updated:
v1.1.1 (9-30-11)
Features added:
- added a mute button on the title screen

v1.1.0 (9-28-11)
Features added:
- Gamble shop (Players can now buy random equipment using gold)

Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed a crash when opening the menu while engaging a monster
- Fixed characters being able to cast skills while silenced
- Gold recieved from wanted monsters should now be rewarded properly
- Fixed a bug where mp can be greater than max mp
- Character stats should now update when changing equipment

Balance Changes:
- Slightly increased the price of armor upgrades

Reviews


RyvuenRyvuen

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Crystal Story- well worth playing

Game Overview:
An excellent take on classic dungeon-crawling RPG's, this game is essentially an early Final Fantasy or Breath of Fire, with a solid dose of humor appropriate for most anyone and nice- if simple- visuals. The story moves well, the gear selection is good, the side quests add to the game without detracting, and the mini-games are fun.

Sound:
The music is generally appealing, although the battle theme will wear on you after a few hours of play. There is a slight lag- perhaps just my internet or computer- between clicking a button or menu and the sound effect, but it's not enough to annoy most people.
Sound Score: 8/10.

Graphics:
The graphics are nothing too special... But in the case of flash games, that's often a GOOD thing, as far as I am concerned; there is a lot to be said for straight-forward simplicity; far too many flash games try to be too pretty, and end up having obnoxious load times or lag during shiny bits. The graphics in Crystal Story are a combination of basic backgrounds and quasi-cell-shaded sprites for the characters and enemies. Boss enemies even have two sets of sprites: their starting sprite, and one they change to when they are half beaten which shows the abuse the players have handed out. The animations for special attacks and spells are straight-forward; nice without being overkill, but not too under-stated. My only REAL gripe is that sometimes icons for buffs/debuffs on Tristam are lost because enemy sprites overlap them.
Graphics Score: 8/10

Controls:
RPG flash games follow two types: hotkey, and point-and-click. Crystal Story is pretty much following the standard for the second type to the letter... you just point at what you want and left-click. There are hot-keys for combat, which do help somewhat. Personally, I'd like the option of movement being on the arrows or WASD, so I can move more efficiently than my touchpad allows; decades of controller gaming have left me with a quick-draw thumb for a d-pad, but general clumsiness on the touchpad. That's not really the game's fault, but seeing the option to use hotkeys for everything appear in a sequel would be nice. In general, though, the control is bug-free, and I've had no problems that came from the game, just me.
Control Score: 7/10

Story:
The story is simple, as are the stories of the side-quests. That's nothing against them, though. This is a dungeon-crawler, so the bare-bones approach is fine. There's enough plot to keep the characters talking, and the party's wit (or lack of) will keep you hunting up other bosses to see the next cut scene. However, with the story being so basic, I can't really score it as high as I might.
Story Score: 7/10

Difficulty:
The game really isn't that hard. There are teleporters scattered around the primary dungeon to make trips to town easier, and a scroll that will let you go back to town from anywhere. The enemies respawn every time you leave the dungeon, so it's no sweat to grind out the levels and gold you need to make progress a breeze. There are some enemies that are annoying, but few are truly difficult.
Difficulty Score: 5/10

Extras:
Crystal Story provides several side-quests. There is also a Random Dungeon Generator, where the enemies are automatically scaled to the level of your party; this means the levels are often much harder than the level of the main dungeon you're currently on. There is also a mini-game that can be unlocked, where you play a jewel-matching game in order to defend the town from zombies- and you have to be quick in order to win. It's not Tetris, but it's mildly addictive. On top of all that, there are achievements that can be unlocked along the way for various things- completing the Bestiary, fully exploring a certain number of maps, collecting X amount of gold, etc. They're all pretty standard for an RPG or Adventure game, but it's always nice to have a few more things to do.
Extras Score: 8/10

Overall Review:
A very good game. I certainly hope there will be a sequel, preferably with a few minor tweaks (hotkey movement wouldbe nice, lol :P ).
Overall Score: 8/1


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terminator348terminator348

Rated 4 / 5 stars

wtf???????

theres still bugs and one of it was when i defeated the zombie king its hp became full!and that happened to the crab king too.so i woill give 8/10.



SolidSnapeSolidSnape

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good, but a few minor problems

The animations are decent, it's well drawn, it's reasonably fun to play, about what I would expect from a good flash rpg. But it lacks much of an attempt at a story, which is fine I guess, but it also has a few problems with item descriptions I noticed right away, for example, mag ring says it increases critical strike at the .bottom, in fact a lot of accessories do, when in the right stat panel they don't


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LastHandLastHand

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice

Pretty arts, good balance, nice gameplay.
Poor sound, some noncritical bugs with boss skin.


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carnage170carnage170

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Has good potential

Crystal Story is a rather fun game to play for a while, funny characters that are immediately likeable and quirky dialogue that made me laugh a few times, however, there are a few problems with the core mechanics. Like for one, the points you put into each class are for skills only, there seems to be no outward show on how the character develops except for skills, no stat changes, what's up with that? Also, there seems to be glitches where if I leave a room that has no chest, it appears there, you need to look into that. The shop soon becomes obsolete except for buying potions which are WAY too cheap to buy for what they do. Another thing is that the weapon balancing suffers some problems, early on, I gotten a spear for Reuben that I won't have to remove ever again on the 1st floor. If you work on these things, I might give you a better score.


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