Wooing chibi characters, training adorable monsters and growing tons of digital produce. It’s all in a day’s work for Re: Legend, star of the Square Enix Collective.
The game presents a mixture of popular features including crafting, combat, fishing, monster raising and even co-op play. Funded on Kickstarter in under 18 hours, it’s clear there’s a hungry market for this charming genre.
The story begins with your amnesiac hero(ine) awaking on Vokka Island, where you’ll expand its village and regain your memories through exploration.
Blank slate protagonists may be done to death, but Re: Legend’s story is the least exciting thing about it.
Any gamer who loves Harvest Moon, Rune Factory or Stardew Valley will find something to enjoy, especially since multiplayer has been an oft-requested feature in similar titles.
Not only can you tackle tasks like farming together, but you’ll be able to bring your Magnus (monsters) along to travel the world of Ethia and attempt tougher fights.
Each critter will have unique abilities you can use in combat or while engaging in more relaxing pastimes.
There are five regions planned to start, each with different ecosystems. The developers have said they will continue offering new areas throughout the game’s lifespan.
Expect the usual opportunities to meet village NPCs and wife/husband them up. With any luck, they’ll be more than item sinkholes.
If a virtual lover isn’t your style, you’ll be happy to hear Re: Legend also lets you marry other players. It’s the perfect opportunity to get hitched to your real-life SO and hope they’ll be satisfied with fake items instead of real diamonds.
The graphics are cheery enough on their own, but Re: Legend’s presentation is further enhanced by Shota Nakama, Falk Au Yeong and Yoshitaka Suzuki—all accomplished game composers who have worked on the likes of Final Fantasy.
As Suzuki notes, Re: Legend’s “gameplay is filled with a wide variety of things such as love, friendship, adventure and producing.”
What more do you really want out of life? Except a giant robo-ferret with laser eyes. (No, just me?)
Go look at the numerous stretch goals, including underwater biomes and PS4 compatibility, at the Re: Legend Kickstarter.
A standard copy of the game is only $21, but you start getting plushies around the $100 tier.
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