One other Eden: The Cat Past Time and Area is now on PCs, bringing with it the entire attraction the sport has on cellular gadgets. Whereas the sport stays principally the identical, it provides a brand new expertise for PC gamers that haven’t but picked up the cellular model of the sport. One other Eden provides an engrossing single-player story backed with competent writing and a ravishing rating. Nevertheless, it does have some drawbacks because of being a gacha recreation.
The visible type of One other Eden is vibrant and exquisite. Character fashions are spherical and harking back to a a mode you may need seen in cellular video games like Kingdom Hearts Union X. The illustrations are bursting with character and replicate the varied time durations and eventualities gamers will leap into all through the story. Aesthetically, it pulls quite a bit from extra basic JRPGs, which falls in keeping with the story that serves as its inspiration. The music is beautiful, with Yasunori Mitsuda’s scores instantly recognizable.
The story in One other Eden feels similar to a JRPG from the mid-2000s. It’s a gradual burn that issues itself with mundane side-quests and requires time to get into the meat of the narrative. Saying it’s a religious successor to Chronos Cross wouldn’t be totally incorrect, as you’re instantly leaping by completely different durations of historical past and assembly with numerous characters all through these completely different closing dates. You play as Adol, a younger man making an attempt to make it again to his personal time interval to search out his sister. Every of those durations have their very own distinctive cities and neighboring areas, together with enemies that present a good sufficient selection. What One other Eden provides isn’t a wholly distinctive expertise, however these on the lookout for a single participant RPG that evokes nostalgia or an identical type of air as Chrono Cross will greater than possible get pleasure from what it has to supply. I used to be principally detached to the story and, whereas I loved its gradual tempo, I wasn’t too invested in what was being supplied to me both.
One among my largest gripes with the sport although is the cutscenes, as you’ll be able to’t skip them. That will really feel counterproductive, contemplating it’s so story-focused, however there have been instances after I actually want I may have simply skipped a scene for a aspect story. Should you plan on taking part in One other Eden in your PC, be sure you have time devoted to sitting by it. Whereas the size isn’t the worst factor on the earth, it’s a easy quality-of-life function the sport feels prefer it’s outright lacking.
The side-quests present a little bit of taste textual content in every space. Typically you’re gathering elements of errant equipment to assist out native kids otherwise you’re persuading a toddler in one other interval that having a dragon companion will not be the most effective concept. They’re quick little snippets which can be principally inconsequential in relation to the general plot, however web the participant some neat rewards to assist buy gear or alternatives to assemble supplies to promote. That is how acquiring new weapons features for probably the most half as nicely. You accumulate objects discovered on the map by clicking glowing factors after which promote these objects to the native weaponsmith to unlock extra weapons.
Whereas the story didn’t precisely hook me, the fight loop surprisingly did. It’s easy, but efficient. You’ve got 4 major members and two reserve members that make up your occasion. You may unlock abilities by acquiring AP by leveling your occasion members up. This additionally permits so that you can unlock passives for particular person characters. Normally, I’m not very curious about these sorts of leveling techniques, however One other Eden makes leveling up within the early recreation fast, which had me hooked when making an attempt to construct my characters as quick as doable. I needed to ensure fight could be swift and that I might continually be ready for the following story phase or the harmful monsters littered on the map. It was a pleasant and senseless grind, although afterward grinding does grow to be considerably extra time consuming.
Fight is fast, particularly should you web your self a five-star character early within the recreation. Nevertheless, the power-creep comes up shortly and should you solely give attention to offense you’ll end up struggling. Characters with therapeutic abilities in One other Eden are invaluable, particularly since you’ll be able to swap characters out and in of fight with ease. I might ensure to have a healer in my reserves to change in and heal my occasion throughout extra arduous encounters. It was good that characters slotted into my reserve line would obtain expertise as nicely, which meant much less time leveling them up. That being mentioned, the speed at which you’ll be able to receive five-stars, which in my view will impression the way you play the sport, is abysmal.
One other Eden isn’t a beneficiant recreation. The speed for a five-star or perhaps a four-star character is extraordinarily low, and I recommend saving foreign money for a ten summon on any banner. Whereas paid banners can be found for a assured five-star, it isn’t of your selecting. In my nation of residence, a paid ten pull on a paid banner would price me roughly $31, which isn’t low cost. I really feel like that is one thing vital to say contemplating that, whereas One other Eden is a single participant PC expertise now, it nonetheless has a gacha mechanic tacked onto it.
One other Eden is a wholly purposeful PC port, and I can safely say that I had no points with the sport crashing at any given occasion. Nevertheless, there have been a couple of moments wherein the sport would decelerate and body fee would dip considerably. This resolved itself after a couple of seconds, however would crop up often. It wasn’t something intrusive that prevented me from having fun with the sport, however I felt like that is one thing that would probably be resolved at a later date. Concerning voice choices, the PC model of the sport doesn’t provide Japanese audio. So PC gamers will merely have to stay with English audio choices whereas playin. The English voice appearing isn’t horrible, but it surely isn’t something to write down dwelling about both.
All-in-all, should you’re on the lookout for one other gacha recreation to burn a while with or cellular recreation that’s extra centered on a single participant expertise, One other Eden may simply be what you’re on the lookout for. It’s simple to choose up and put down, for probably the most half, and supplies an attention-grabbing sufficient story to carry itself as a single participant expertise.
One other Eden: The Cat Past Time and Area is instantly accessible for Android gadgets, iOS gadgets, and the PC by the Steam storefront.