Tokyo RPG Factory’s I Am Setsuna has finally launched for PlayStation 4 and on Steam for PC. The classically made Japanese role-playing game calls back to the days of classics like Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.
The isometric title sees players taking on the role of Setsuna in her journey to save her people through sacrifice and sedulous resolve. The story centers around Setsuna and her band of bodyguards as they accompany her to an island where she must sacrifice herself to a terrible fiend of great power. The fiend usually is supplemented with a sacrifice every decade but he roared at the village much earlier than before, forcing Setsuna to make the perilous journey and give up her life to satiate the beast. It’s not unlike Disney’s grim and violent 1981 flick, The Dragonslayer.
You can check out the trailer for I Am Setsuna below to get an idea of what Tokyo RPG Factory was going for with the game.
The combat system is one of the things that stands out the most with I Am Setsuna. We haven’t really seen a competent and engaging turn-based, active-time combat system like Chrono Trigger in quite some time, and it’s one of the core selling points for this new JRPG.
Players will be able to string together combos and use team-based attacks to whittle down a foe’s life and win the battle.
Loot is handled slightly differently in this game, as players will earn coin by gathering up the items of enemies and selling it to storekeepers. The money, in turn, can then be used to upgrade the skills of your party.
The reviews for the game are mostly positive at the moment. There are some people complaining about the game crashing or not registering the controller on the PC version, but as far as story, gameplay and mechanics are concerned (it runs at 60fps, by the way) most of the community seem in unity with praising Tokyo RPG Factory for a solid outing in I Am Setsuna.