Tagaia Chronicles: Is It Worth It?
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Tagaia Chronicles is still being worked on and the full game has yet to be released. This game follows a child as we unravel the mystery behind his past, and why he is being pursued. This game didn’t catch me off guard in the same way Knights of Tartarus did, but I have to say I was quite surprised. Tagaia Chronicles is being developed by Gamekrazzy on Itch which means that this is another one of our indie reviews. The game was definitely intriguing, but was it worth it?
Immediately you are brought into a brief introduction to the world and you meet the protagonist and antagonist. The game starts in what seems like a sleepy village with the legion trying to hunt you down. Just another day in Tagaia right? When your character’s house is set ablaze you get a fast paced and quick to consume tutorial that is definitely worth paying attention too. The only thing I would tweak is reintroducing a short tutorial when we meet the sorceress as I honestly forgot how to get my magic power back, and had a rough time in that regard, but it was pretty easy to figure out. After you finish the tutorial you are whisked away to a mysterious land and we still have yet to figure out why our character who’s default name is Travis is so important. The game really leaves something up to the imagination as I am still pondering over what is so important about Travis. There is a lot that I left out due to obvious spoilers, but you will be surprised. Also at one point in the game my favorite mythical creature attacks us. First person to guess or know what that creature is will get a secret gift. The game definitely kept me intrigued.
The game play in Tagaia Chronicles was incredibly engaging. For starters you have your basic attack, which is just attacking with your main weapon. While the animations aren’t as exciting as I would hope for, it certainly makes up for it by having a dynamic combat system. Then you have your “skills” that are different depending on your party member’s class. You can also guard/defend which will reduce damage and HUGE TIP defending also regenerates magic power, you’re welcome in advance. You can do something called a AP Burst which does massive attack damage, but requires a certain amount of points before that is possible. Then there are items that operate like all RPGs, so I won’t go into too much detail there.
It’s an indie game. I really never expect a whole lot from indie games especially one’s that are done by a small team. This isn’t to say the graphics are bad, by no means. These graphics are actually pretty incredible. You can tell Tagaia Chronicles was a labor of love that was optimized for a modern setting. I personally love pixel games. I don’t know why, I think it is because they remind me of Gameboy games. You will actually be pretty mesmerized by the characters in Tagaia Chronicles. That mythical creature I mentioned earlier, jeez that thing was nice to look at. I really enjoyed the graphics in Tagaia Chronicles, and really gave me a Chrono Trigger vibe, tell me it didn’t.
This game was so well done I forgot it was still in development. I think that says enough about how I felt. I definitely recommend you play this game. Action, adventure, mystery, PIXELS, this game has it all. I hope in development they add a little more in terms of combat animations, and a reminder about using magic/skills when the second character is introduced. Other than that this game has no faults from me. You can scavenge gear and fight your way through the story to your heart’s content. Reminder that this game has a free demo on Itch.io and I highly recommend you try out Tagaia Chronicles. Remember to support indie game and farewell traveler.