- System: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, PC
- Publisher: Aniplex Inc.
- Developer: DeskWorks Inc.
- Release Date: August 18, 2022
- Rating: E 10+ Everyone 10+
- Genre: Adventure, RPG, Action
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://rpgtime-en.com/
Move Aside High-End Visuals, A Pencil Is All I Need!
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright isn’t hiding what it is trying to sell. Unlike a high-end RPG akin to Final Fantasy or Persona 5, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright looks like a literal child made it but that is also a bit of an insult to how detailed this title is. Almost everything in RPG Time: The Legend of Wright looks like pencil-made creations with backdrops being created by a young boy who wishes to pen the ultimate adventure. Assuming the role of a hero called Wright, players embark on a quest straight out of the olden days of gaming, saving the day by being the hero the world needs. Simple but quite effective. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright clearly took some time to create—the website claims this was a ten-year developed work—and it hits all the right notes. Beautifully detailed worlds, intriguing monsters, a fun story, and a brilliant system all make RPG Time: The Legend of Wright something we’ve never really seen before. Honestly, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright reminds us, game reviewers, that originality does still exist and it can be awe-inspiring.
Swing for Critical Damage
You might be fooled to think RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is one genre due to the name but surprisingly, this isn’t a one-trick pony. There are layers upon layers of gameplay themes to be found while venturing through RPG Time: The Legend of Wright. Some segments will have you attacking enemies via simple one-button prompts while others take a more turn-based approach with some cool ideas. There was even an impromptu baseball game with you wielding a shovel and hitting tank-shot baseballs. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright keeps players guessing what will be thrown at you next and we don’t wish to spoil too much, but we loved how RPG Time: The Legend of Wright never felt overly repetitive.
This Kid Can Talk…
Okay folks, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright seems like a masterpiece but every game has to have some minor flaws here and there. One of the biggest issues we have with RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is the CONSTANT dialogue of how to do this or how to use an item. Literally, the first several hours feel like a tutorial of sorts despite having massive boss battles and adventure sections. Even as you pass later chapters, you’ll still be diving into lengthy dialogue segments that are fun, thanks to how it feels like it’s coming from a child’s mind, and can be overly hand-holding. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is a bit too filled with lengthy helpful hints and handholding gameplay sections that can be a bit intrusive.
Maybe Too Much of a Good Thing
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is clearly trying to echo how kids’ imagination can be explosive but also unwieldy. Kids will sometimes have the greatest ideas for games but can lose themselves to small attention spans and just making stuff up to suit the needs of the game. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright does this…often. It is silly to watch a ladder being erased to look cool or cute but when you constantly are given tasks that seem to change just to change, it can feel like an identity crisis of an experience. Did we dislike how much was crammed into RPG Time: The Legend of Wright? No, but we can’t deny it seems like ideas were pushed into this title every few seconds leading to moments where you will be scratching your head cluelessly as to why something was implemented here last minute.
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is a fun and very unique little experience that we really enjoyed our time with. While it suffers from too many ideas being crammed into such a tiny experience, we really felt our childhoods come back as we remembered the days of creative thoughts overriding desires to just boot up a gaming console and play something already made. There was a massive amount of love and heart poured into RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and we can honestly say players who want a different type of game, will fall in love with this experience and have a blast.
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