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Chris Kavan 03/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I have very fond memories of this game and as an early action RPG, it still manages to hold up well despite its age. Sadly, I sold this along with all my other NES games before I knew better. If you get a chance to play this - I highly recommend it for any fan of old-school RPGs.

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  Nelson Schneider
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04/14/2013 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

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“Crystalis’” graphics actually hold up surprisingly well for a NES game. The most questionable design decision is why the main character (a man) has hot-pink hair and wears a hot-pink shirt… but it was the 1990s… hot-pink was in. The environments and non-player characters suffer from the limited color pallet of the NES. Most characters only have one or two colors on their sprites, and each environment is limited to a small number of similar colors. While this is okay in forest and swamp environments where vivid greens and browns complement each other, certain areas, like the volcano that is dominated by hot-pink and maroon, are just blatant eyesores. Character animation is also a bit of a sticking point, as the main character doesn’t actually have differen...

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