Celestian Tales: Old NorthAt long last, Celestian Tales: Old North is a game that captures my deep loathing for the “Elite” class you read so much in old folk tales and lore. Now I should note that Celestian Tales: Old North has a variety of characters you can pick from and I just happened to pick the racist little rich girl who believes she is doing the right thing.CTON Win64 2015-08-16 12-21-45-22

Playing as Aria you get a sense of just how prideful her family and herself can be especially when you meet her brother Abel who instructs you to kill a child thief who tries attacking you with a group of thugs. At first, she is reluctant to kill the child for the reasons he is begging for his life but Abel tells his sister that if she refuses to kill him. That he will fillet him alive drag him into town and drown him in the harbor and goes on about how long and painful it will be for the poor child.CTON Win64 2015-08-16 12-27-46-75

Again I am talking about a literal child here although no age is given I am guessing he is around twelve. Aria is deeply troubled by this and prays for forgiveness but has no problem talking about her place since she was born with blonde hair and white skin she is the one meant to guide the world because of providence. (Cough Hitler, Cough Cough.)

The story continues on and takes you to a place where you get trained as a Knight and not a Paladin as Aria wanted and you meet the wise ruler of the land, Alain. CTON Win64 2015-08-16 12-34-23-67Who knows that there are differences in class but overall we are all people and we all should be treated as such.
He then takes the youths who came to train like Aria and begins to teach them these lessons by first starting them out shoveling shit from the horse’s stables so even the Noble ones learn that. They should have a degree of respect for the people who actually do this job.

Now skipping right ahead to avoid more story spoilers for everyone there are a variety of characters to choose from one of which is Isaac a person who came from the slums and basically who aims to work his way up to help the lower class. Lucienne was trained by one of the nation’s greatest warriors and is taking up knights training as well. All of which these characters have unique and interesting backstories that you can play and experience and it doesn’t stop with just them.           CTON Win64 2015-08-16 14-43-01-59

Now overall the game itself is pretty basic in terms of graphics I found it slightly disappointing because a lot of the backgrounds they drew and made are lacking shadowing and from a game that is in the fourth person.

That is an essential must and it can make it hard at times to navigate the areas because you cannot tell certain areas from another.

The soundtrack is overall very pleasant and very nice to listen to and is very fitting for a lot of the game. CTON Win64 2015-08-16 12-24-07-07So enough about that combat for the game is just like any other role-playing game in which it’s turn-based however unlike some role-playing games this game restores your health after the battle which eliminates a lot of the challenges I quite enjoy in role-playing games.

In conclusion, it is a pretty great game with a lot of contrasts, that focuses on its story more over than anything else, and it’s simple and easy to follow that even a younger gamer could follow along. Is it worth checking out? I think so and if you’re a fan of role-playing games I would recommend it even more.

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