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Tales Across Time

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Tales Across Time is a linear, story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three very different characters; each living centuries apart, but in the same location.

Each narrative presents a different experience. Explore a haunted, ancient ruin; help a young woman save her town and her love; face off with an unstoppable masked killer. Many tales have been told across time; will yours be able to transcend it?


  • Experience Three Gripping Tales, each set in a different time period.
  • Unique Turn-Based Battle System - built around resource management & one-on-one encounters.
  • Discover Engaging Characters and People with Personality.
  • Same Location, Different Environment - explore a familiar land, transformed by the passage of time.
  • Battle a Wide Variety of Monsters, which constantly change-up combat.
  • A Narrative-Focused Experience - keeps the story going and doesn’t waste your time (no grinding/filler).

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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows (XP or higher)
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 equivalent or higher processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in True Colour mode
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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Tales Across Time reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
It'S Pretty decent this game, despite being short and not having a system of statistics and levels. The only way to improve or enhance is with crystals that will be found in the adventure itself. What attracts most of this title is its sound section, except a certain melody in the third story, is very successful and is the most appetizing of the game. The stories are not bad, perhaps repeated from other games, but are linked over 1,000 years of the game. And, undoubtedly, the best awaits during the final combat itself. In The combat section is simple, but with so little amount of life becomes complicated at certain moments of the adventure. The simplest advice is not to abuse the weak blows and the strong blows.
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Microsoft from French
I just finished the game. and what to say aside what playful video slap!!!! To summarize it's been a long time since a game had not hung me so much and even if its duration is very short (4H about to go around), I thank the developers for this little gem. The story is quite simple but wonderfully staged (special dedication to the developers for the last boss). And the soundtrack contributes enormously to the atmosphere of the title that you will hardly get to let go before you have made the rounds. Finally, concerning the fighting, it must be pointed out that although quite simple in the end, the system set up is not only innovative but also very well thought out. Here for 2 € 99 the purchase is widely profitable if you are looking for an old school RPG that will remain in your gamer memory.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
An Insider Tip From the RPG maker's Tales Across Time Segment surprised me positively. What the Game set out to do, it implements very well. The Story is exciting and dramaturgical, the Fights are more strategic than in a 08/15 JRPG, Grinding and Random Fights are sought in vain and the Soundtrack fits perfectly and offers many memorable Earworms. Unfortunately, after 3-4 Hours, the Fun is over again and minor Detailed packs such as the missing racing function cause unnecessary Trouble. If the Number of Stories had been doubled, then a really great Game would have come out of it. I would then have given this a Rating in the 8-Series. But even so, Tales Across Time is a great Insider tip from the RPG maker niche. I'm looking forward to more Critical Games games! Pro and Kontra: Pro:-three exciting, emotional Stories-excellent soundtrack-the Fights are more strategic Than in other JRPGs-Accustomed to uncomplicated control with controller support-no grinding, no random fights-self-created Graphics, so none Maker tiesets and sprites Neutral:-there are no experience points, Level-Ups, an Inventory or Money or shops-the Game is very Linear and focuses almost entirely on the Story And Fights counter:-very short Playing Time of about 3-4 Hours (but also only costs €2.99)-no racing function or dash button-offers only four Saveslots (yes, this is annoying even with such a short Game) The full Review: http://www.gamecontrast.de/tales-across-time-review/#more-53441
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