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Crystal Story

rated 4.28 / 5 stars
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Adventure - RPG

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Sep 14, 2011 | 5:51 PM EDT
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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)\\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

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



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


A little minus for "lazy" boss designs.
Just a crown ontop of a bigger creature.
Anyways, i think the game is great. And i love that you use the mouse alot.

I see you like Mystic quest by the way.
I'm more of a Breath of fire IV person myself :P

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Its unplayable

Unless you wait after the into comes in to press play


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is a great game, but there are some flaws.

Most of the flaws in this game are in the form of the user interface. Specifically, they were areas where there could have been improvements that were, for whatever reason, never made.

1: Keyboard shortcuts. You made a good start, but I felt that you only went about 1/3rd as far as you should have for the keyboard shortcuts. Specifically, I feel that you should have been able to use number keys to select a skill/item (as applicable for the menu,) and the target as well, by assigning enemies and friends a hotkey number. I've never seen more than three enemies at a time, so it shouldn't be hard to let the player hit 1-3 to select them in order from left to right. Arrow keys should also let the player navigate the menues.

2: Walking. Mouse control is okay, but some people like keyboard controls, too. Would it have been so hard to add in keyboard controls concurrently with mouse control?

3: Walking graphics. This is very minor, but it appears that you've cut corners by only making diagonal walking graphics. This wouldn't be so noticeable if the overhead view was isometric, but as it is straight orthogonal, it's a bit jarring when you're moonwalking directly across a room... At a 45 degree angle to your direction of travel. They're people, not ships, they shouldn't tack like ships.

4: Treasure chests. Why do treasure chests which were extant in a room when you enter vanish if you have to fight monsters to get to them? This isn't so bad in the wide-open rooms, but in the tight corridors it can be nerve-wracking.

5: This one is more an oversight with a specific item, but the Greed Ring apparently does NOTHING when you upgrade it. At level 1 or level 10, it doesn't increase the amount of gold you receive at all. Therefor, you shouldn't let the player waste their money applying an "upgrade" to it. At the very least, you should have warned the player in the item's description that it does jack-smack-shit when upgraded, so they didn't waste their cash.

7: It might be nice if the description of the Cure spell specified exactly WHICH status ailments it cured. (Poison, stun, confusion and

8: As regards the shops, it's a very, very annoying thing to use simple arithmetic to realize that the shopkeeps are ripping you off. Follow the math here.

Minor Potions cost 50g, and heal 150 HP.For the arithmetically-disinclined, that establishes a baseline g/HP ratio for healing items of 1:3. That is, 1g buys you 3 HPs of healing.

Potions, on the other hand, cost 200g, and heal 400 HP. Are you seeing the problem here, because I have. Potions reduce the g/HP ratio to 1:2 - that is, 1g buys you 2 HPs of healing.

That isn't right. It's just mean-spirited. It's not like inventory space is remotely limited, either, so you can use the justification that "you can only carry ten items, so packing more HP into the same space is going to carry a surchage." For 200 gold worth of healing item, you should be getting 600 HP - or, the 400 HP item should be costing you 133 GP. There's a surcharge here of 66 GP, and that's just mean. (Ethers are the same way, of course.)

And lastly, a tip for my fellow players.
Should you be blessed enough to receive an EXP ring at any point in the game, designate one character the twink and just glue the thing onto his fingers.

You can then use that character to improve the other characters' armor, helmet and accessory beyond their own level in the Armory. One character will have many more levels than the others, yes, but the others will all be at a strong advantage anyway because they're using three out of four item slots twinked for the high-guy's level and not their own.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Really Nice game.

This is a really nice game and the visuals are nicely done.
I was very satisfied up until one point.
I was about Level 13, i [hadn't saved in a couple of levels]
I used a town teleport Scroll to go to the inn ,shop etc..
When i went back i teleported ontop of a creature. The game then froze i could not use the mouse at all. I was able to press the B button and it opened the menu but then couldn't do anything from there, so i had to restart.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I found a bug, that ruined my first play through

ok, if you go to another room while the menu is up the hole game crashes, i have the awful habit of NOT saving so that was a bummer, other than that its great

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