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Modern society owes much to a mystical technology known as “orbal energy.” Fifty years ago, during what’s come to be known as the “Orbal Revolution,” the invention of this technology and the “orbments” developed from it led to a period of rapid human advancement, birthing innovations of all shapes and sizes -- not the least of which was the airliner, or “orbalship” industry. Although the positive impact of this revolution is obvious, every coin has a flipside; for every beneficial device developed with these new materials, so too were advanced weapons and other implements of war. Thus, the land became mired with turmoil, and remains in such a state even now.

Enter, the bracers: an organization established to serve as police and intermediaries alike, holding above all else the peace and safety of the lands under their jurisdiction. Whenever a citizen is in need of assistance, he or she may place a request at the local Bracer Guild -- and be it monster extermination, crime prevention or even peace talks among warring nations, the bracers will do whatever they can to resolve the matter cleanly and efficiently.

Some matters require a gentler touch than others, however. When an orbalship transporting a legendary "S-rank" bracer named Cassius Bright suddenly goes missing, said bracer's daughter, Estelle, and adoptive son, Joshua, must join forces in search of him across the entire Kingdom of Liberl.

And what they find along the way could change both of their lives forever...

Hailed as one of the largest, longest and most meticulously detailed turn-based JRPG series of all time, this first chapter in the ongoing Trails saga sets the stage for what's quickly become Ys developer Nihon Falcom's most popular and best-selling franchise in their entire 30+ year history. Introducing people, places, ideas, events and lore that rival in complexity those of even the most highly-regarded fantasy epics in literature, the care and attention given to each and every NPC, location and historical in-game event is what sets The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky apart from its contemporaries.

Come join Estelle, Joshua, Scherazard, Olivier and the rest of the cast as they uncover the secret underbelly of Liberl in their first 50+ hour masterpiece, and see what Japanese gamers have been raving about for over ten years.Key Features:
  • The original version of the first chapter in this historical series, featuring strategic turn-based combat with unmatched customization.
  • Over 50 hours of gameplay on average, with countless side-quests, collectibles and secrets to encourage replay.
  • A vast world where every NPC has a name and personality, every town has its own unique politics and economic concerns, and no detail is ever trivial.
  • Support for a wide variety of fullscreen and widescreen resolutions, including true 1080p HD.
  • Fully adjustable controls supporting virtually any USB gamepad, as well as a standard keyboard and mouse setup.
  • Over two dozen unique Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud support and Steam Trading Cards featuring gorgeous anime-style art from the franchise's original artists.
  • Numerous updates previously seen only in the handheld version, including:
    - Selectable difficulty level and new game+ features on subsequent playthroughs
    - Full voice-acting during combat
    - "Retry Offset" feature to lower the difficulty of battle with each attempt if desired
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Nihon Falcom
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Nihon Falcom Corporation
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XSEED JKS Inc
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Marvelous USA, Inc., XSEED Games
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://www.trailsinthesky.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 550 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (64-bit supported)
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky reviews and comments

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HI Everyone, here's my Opinion on this Game. As a Fan of JRPGs, I was looking forward to this Game. Here to my Pro and Con: Pro:-Nette graphic With hang on to Detail, the Opponents are quite good Animating And also very different. A Game with always the same Opponent only in different Strength will not be found here. -The Sound reminds me of the Game at SNES or SG. Sound, though, qualitatively like Today. -A Main Quest with some Side Quests and Orders to complete. -A fairly long Game time, the Introduction alone lasts easily 5 Hours. -2 Haputcharc with some Minor Charc alternating in the course of History. Each Charc with its own Strengths and Weaknesses. -A Combat System that requires a lot of Strategy, it's not easy to blow up. -Skills are presented in the Form of Stones, these Stones enhance the Characteristics of the Charc and also give them Spells. Cons-Unfortunately quite long Dialogues in the Game, is sometimes a little annoying. -There could be more Weapons, Armor and Items for the Charc. The Selection is quite rare for such a long Game. -The Opponents are sometimes quite tough, so normal Opponents already have happy Special Teams that do neat damage. -The Game is divided into Sections that cannot be visited later. There is no Such transport System, the Running Speed is quite high but takes a lot of Time. -The Menu guide is a bit detours, could be a bit easier. -Contracts awarded by the Guild should only ever be accepted individually, They expire after a certain ZEit and can then no longer be completed, Despite the Amount of Pros and Cons being equal you can recommend the Game quietly further. That's Why Thumbs up.
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Simply an ingenious RPG with beautiful Story and indescribably many Game times. In Addition, the Game has 2 more Successors and the Story is told there further! A really beautifully designed turn-based combat System, with many Ways to customize its Characters. Since I don't want to spoil anything, just be told that the Story is told very nicely and you can empathise well with the Characters. And it tells History. So sometimes it seems like you're in a UN (1-3 Minutes of Text). But this is simply necessary for certain Scenes, because so much happens and you don't want to withhold anything from the reader/player. There are different levels of Difficulty And many Side missions and Secrets to vent. Accordingly, Repeat Danger to create the complete 100%! I've now arrived in the final Chapter with just under 60 Hours of Play, but it feels like the Game is far from over. Will definitely get Me trails in the Sky SC and hope that the third Part will be released soon. VERY UNTERSCHÄTZTES Game!!! Clear Buy recommendation for anyone who loves the classic RPGs and doesn't need a Graphic Blockbuster to delve into a Story. * * Edit: Have now started my 2nd Pass to really create all The Achievments. In The meantime, there is also the third Part, which I am very excited about. Have already tangled the 2nd Part but was not satisfied with my Performance from the first Part. You can "import" the save of the previous part in the next Part in order to take certain Points and Levels with you. Of course, the Completist comes through in me and so I have to complete the first Part in order to be able to play successfully in the second. * * Small Side Note: If you could easily play the most difficult Stage in the first Part, then be warned, because the second Part will be bone-hard in the same Difficulty and partly only can be done by NG +.
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