My JRPG: FADE TO BLACK
Contains fantasy, supernatural elements.
Fade looked into the eyes of his killer and searched for a glimmer of hope. He knew his nextbreath would be his last.
Two weeks prior, Fade awoke in the moonlight on the outskirts of his hometown. With hisclothes drenched in blood, he froze at the sight of the blistering inferno lighting the cityahead of him. Seemingly, he had prime seats to spectate on the carnage that someone had ignited, but he could look no more as his house, his parents, his life stood at the centre of the blaze crumbling before his very eyes...
In the modern universe of Fade to Black, every inhabitant is born with a soul which remains dormant in that person throughout their life. They share an inseparable bond to the physical body and vice-versa since they are one and the same. It should be noted though, that both cannot co-exist in the same world (as that would disrupt the balance) but one can merely 'peer through' the dividing border to communicate briefly.
However in very rare cases, anyone who has suffered from severe trauma may witness their alter ego in an out-of-body experience. Their presence should not be taken lightly though because each soul possesses unique abilities specific to that person and can be used in any way they desire.
Unfortunately from a dire situation forgotten to him, Fade met his other self inside his alter-world and saw the manifestation of all his hatred and destructive tendencies built up over the years in a single being. Fade's alter-ego stands as the complete opposite of his physical form.
On that night when everything Fade held dear was taken away from him, he could swear he saw a spitting image of himself grinning in the distance. At that moment, he knew the nightmare was only just beginning.
FADE - ALL ROUNDER
A 17 year old male student. He belonged to a dysfunctional family of which he always blamed himself for causing. His father was far from perfect and due to his rash actions, drove Fade to run away suffering from a haemorrhage in the process. He wants to find out what happened on the day his life went crashing down.
He is an all-rounder on the battlefield, dealing physical-based attacks rather than magic. A close-combative.
Attack:9 Defence:10 Magic:3 Luck:4
MARIN - SABOTEUR
A 19 year old female. She is an alter-ego herself and has a realistic attitude of the world. How she was able to enter the real world in addition to the fate of her physical counterpart is a mystery to her. She chose to help Fade in hope of finding answers to her own questions.
She specialises in the role of the saboteur due to her unique ability of crippling enemy defences discretely.
Attack:6 Defence:12 Magic:7 Luck:0
TSUKI - HEALER
A 16 year old female. With her energetic spirit, Tsuki acts as the life of the group and is never short on hope.
Her petite build as well as her moral disposition restricts her attack performance so she focuses on white magic to help the group through critical situations.
Attack:3 Defence:9 Magic:13 Luck:6
DUTCH - BRUTE
At 23 years old, Dutch is the oldest of the four. His muscular body type enables him to operate heavy hitting weapons with high efficiency. As an adrenaline junkie, he loves to be in combat to seek a worthy enemy to his ever-growing strength.
Attack:15 Defence:3 Magic:2 Luck:1
MAIN ANTAGONIST (BOSS)
It is Fade's darkest, deepest desires brought to life. He acts purely on instinct and has no regard for those deemed lower than him. His motive is to carry out what that Fade could not. He is everything Fade fears, yet they share the unbreakable bond. It is thought that one cannot live without a soul. Can he be killed? Should he? This shall be put to the test!
It is currently unknown what unique ability he possesses.
Attack:10 Defence:9 Magic:4 Luck:3
Why I think this game is worth playing:
- Character driven story.
- Player choice is key to the many outcomes in the story (multiple endings).
- Dual language option! (English and Japanese).
- Xbox 360
- PC (more jrpgs should do this!)
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Thanks for reading!