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If you are a big back to the future fan or any time travel series you will find this a refreshing breath of air in the rpg world. Personally as a fan of Megaman Battlenetwork I found the combat to be very similar, so if you are missing out on the old 9 square combat this is the game for you.
Radiant Historia is a fantastically executed turn-based RPG with several very good concepts. Historia is a location between time that only Stocke, the main character, has access to. When in Historia you are able to move through time to various nodes that you have been involved in. One of these nodes will cause the timeline you have access to to split. This split is necessary as actions in one timeline affect the other. Let's break down the concepts that this game brings to the table that I love.
Combat- The combat system works around 2 things, a turn order that you can switch around letting you change one turn with an enemies or an allies to create attack chains. These chains are important because enemies appear on a 3x3 grid that you can move the enemies around on using certain skills. By moving an enemy onto another when either of those enemies are attacked both are. This can be done with several enemies at once, allowing you to get the most of a powerful attack.
Sidequests and the timelines- You know those games where your choices affect what happens throughout the story? This sorta has that only the choices will either continue the plot or will lead you off to a bad ending. These bad endings are interesting to watch unfold, and happen immediately. There are several good endings that can happen each requiring certain side quests to be completed. There are a load of sidequests that can allow special skills to be unlocked or for you to get good items or just a sum of money. The plot is amazing and I recommend this game a ton.
one of the best games i played. loved the ending but wished there was more. Also, stopping the evil boss at the end was almost imposible!! Make sure to level everyone up!! I wish there were more games like this. another great game like this is called 9 hours 9 doors 9 people. Its simular to this game, so if you love this, you will love that game.