Your crew during this journey plans to overthrow King Moshia Saladin, and destroy all evil with the mystical Judge's Key kept around his neck at all times. The Judge's key is said to judge all evil and eradicate it. However, to even stand a chance against the powerful Saladin, you must gather the seven shards of the shattered Satori Blade. These shards are guarded by Saladin's most powerful warriors. Even with such a capable group of warriors...in numerical terms, the chances of success against an entire Empire are about 4%. However, Elise's resolve is always at 100%.
This is an old school RPG. Those who love collecting and gettin' strong, you'll love this game! This world is full of secrets, tough-as-nails bosses, secret bosses, different endings, and a weapon upgrade system where you must battle your character's super ego so that your weapon can transform (say hello to your new attacks). Instead of the dreaded "dungeon crawling", I want the player to actually be excited about going into a dungeon. There's tons of scrolls containing unique and powerful techniques that you can equip for any character you want. Also, remember those lovely fetch quests you HAD to go through in order to progress? None of that foolishness. You're encouraged to find great stuff, get stronger, and progress, plowing through whoever gets in your way! This also has an interesting feature not found in a lot of RPGs. An upgrade system that allows you to progress through previously blocked areas. Think Metroid-like elements without a ton of backtracking. There's also Rap Battles.... because I can. This is where you pick the best diss from series of choices and based on the appearance of the rapper in front of you.
What does it look like?
Outside of gameplay, the world is designed in a 2D graffiti, Hip-Hop style. Why 2D? Well, aside from budget limitations and other factors, our #1 reason is that 3D only looks as good as the technology allows it. Furthermore old 3d games don't look quite as good as they use to, (Tekken 1, anyone?) so the technology ultimately defeats itself in a cosmetic sense. 2D on the other hand, no matter how far forward or backward you go looks beautiful. Why? It's HAND DRAWN! Anyone young or old can appreciate that, and it's always incredible! Fantasia is STILL gorgeous 72 years later! Therefore, we want to make this game the old fashion way too.
What does it sound like?
Well, we can't have a hip-hop world with swords and crazy moves without a hip-hop soundtrack, right? However, there will be some R'n'B, Rock, and Classical to mix things up a little bit. We want our players to jam out as they play. Think Ys books I & II for the PC Engine. Sample
Is this game for kids?
Not this time! This is rated "T" for teens and up. Parents are strongly cautioned.