Tag: Crystal Project

Crystal Project

Crystal Project was a game recommended to me as an RPG with Metroidvania elements, similar to Wine & Roses and Teenage Costume Squad. I’ve long thought a commercial-length version of those games would be the best thing ever, so I jumped at the chance to try this.

Unfortunately, the game is just a standard open-world RPG and not the kind of tactical-Metroidvania experience I was hoping for. It has Metroidvania elements, but they’re entirely based on traditional Metroidvania principles of overcoming physical barriers, not tactical ones. I wasn’t blindsided because the game’s description was pretty clear about this, but it was still disappointing. It managed to be good for what it was, but falls into many of the usual problems with both jRPGs and open-world games.