|Let's just stand here and enjoy the view|
Crystalis as an example, has the player explore overland, dungeons, and towns in order to talk to NPCs and gather the correct items. Combat is simplistic at first, but adds some novelty with charged shots. Magic is more utility than active during fights. So, about midway through it felt like all fights were nearly identical, and I was just going through more of the same until I reached the end.
I'll save the rest of the analysis for the final rating though. When I last left off, I was chasing Draygon. During my escape from the castle I found an area with the Leather Boots, useful for walking safely over poison; Battle Armor, which strangely has no value when I try to sell it; and the Power Ring, which I neglected but increases attack power.
|I also remembered I needed flight to get this treasure|
|Let's really make sure the player has flight|
|Well that was quick|
North of the Pyramid was a lower entrance. Guarding this passage were two lion statues. Luckily I had already returned the Kirisa Plant to the amazon queen in exchange for the Bow of Moon. These statues are immune to all attacks and have rapid fire shots. I can't remember anyone hinting about these guys or what to do. I wonder how many players were stuck by this without the manual.
|About to use the Bow of Sun|
Draygon's final form is unlocked after using the Bow of Truth. Without that it will look like he's taking damage, but I burnt through three magic rings before I gave up. I had actually gone back and forth between this final dungeon and the pyramid as I was unsure which one I should beat first.
|The only time Draygon's final form is vulnerable|
Once I destroyed him Azteca was once again lying injured in his place, this time mortally. Were Azteca and Draygon the same entity?
|It sounds like he created Draygon somehow, and they were also linked|
|Why? Well, you know... evil|
|Oh yeah, and Azteca was an android|
|Crystalis shoots a giant ball of death|
|Yay for dolphins|
|not evil, evil bad|
Session Time: 1h23m (Final Time: 7h45m)