So here I am with another thread for another game that’s not well-known. Went with my clickbait-like title that worked well for my Nexomon thread :p. So here we go!
Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is an amazing SRPG! If you like Final Fantasy Tactics or SRPGs like it, you’re almost guaranteed to like this game. It’s the exact same format pretty much. Turn-based Strategy RPG where your characters have certain amounts of squares they’re able to move based on their class and equipment. You also have Height that can be increased by equipment and classes as well to get to higher up places. Some maps have Chests that are only accessible if you have the right Movement/Height to get to them. There’s shoes that teleport you to areas, so you can get over water, lava, get passed trees, etc. Also, Side Attacks and Back Attacks do do more damage. There’s also Elemental Resistances to look out for as well.
There’s a ton of classes to level up and unlock for each character, all with their own special skills and passive traits. (~19 I think, plus the 4 Special Jobs, and if you get the DLC it adds 3 more Jobs and Monster Classes/Jobs)
Each Job/Class has their own equipment and weapons they are allowed to use, as is typical with most RPGs. The cool thing is you can set any Job you’ve unlocked as a “Custom Class” so that you’re able to use all of the abilities you’ve unlocked for them, while leveling up another job that has its own Skills plus two Passives.
There is a World Map where you travel to your different quests/battles. (This is not complete)
My favorite part about this game is the Difficulty Options it lets you select. You can make this game as easy, or as hard, as you want. It is extremely friendly and doesn’t mess with achievements if you wanna switch mid-game. Also you can change the speed of battle to make things faster. It’s a must imo, lol. It moves far too slow at normal speed.
Difficulty Presets - These have the standard Easy, Medium, Hard, type settings that they think are right for the game. You can choose Custom and set everything yourself!
Injury System - There are penalties when a character falls/dies in combat. You can turn this on or off.
Random Numbers - The game will use a randomizing system either in the Monster’s Favor, nobodies favor, or the Player’s favor. (Think crit chance, hit chance, etc.)
Enemies Level Scaling - Each map has a minimum and maximum level for enemies but they will always scale with what difficulty option you select. If you select No Max, enemies have no maximum level (good for when you level up really high)
Raw Stats Scaling - Enemies have X% added or subtracted to their stats.
Added Enemies - You can choose to have less, the normal amount, or more enemies added to each battle.
Enemies Gear - Enemies can have more or less gear/equipment depending on the difficulty you select.
Enemies Passives/Counter - Enemies have a chance of spawning without passives or counters if you want them to.
Enemies use Drowning - Enemies can or cannot use Drowning. So if the enemy uses a skill that pushes you into water and your character can’t swim, they “Drown” and die.
Enemies use Revive - Enemies can or cannot use Revive
Enemies have Items - Enemies start with items or not. I think they will always still have items to steal regardless of difficulty.
Enemies use Items - This is the chance that the enemies actually use the items, if they have them.
I’m sure there’s more that I’m missing, but I want ppl to not just see this is a massive thread and “nope” out lol. This is one of my fav games this gen, and I put 35+ hours into it to do mostly everything. Still a few achievements left to unlock, but I really did most of what I wanna do. Forewarning, I skipped literally every single Cutscene, so I have no clue about the story, sorry :p. I play games for gameplay and if you’re looking for a great SRPG to scratch that FF Tactics itch, look no further. If you’re not put off by the art style, then this game should be an instant classic for you.
I have no clue why this game doesn’t get more praise. It’s an easy 9/10 if not a 9.5/10 for me. I’d have to really think of things that I didn’t like, but I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. Between the amount of classes/jobs you get to pick, to the varied difficulty options, to the amazing customization you can give each character with their skills, this is easily one of the best SRPGs I’ve ever played. Best part is, IT’S ON SALE! This can be yours for only $15 right now! PLEASE check this out. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/fell-seal-arbiters-mark/9pbs8m93f1bf?SilentAuth=1&wa=wsignin1.0&activetab=pivot:overviewtab DLC