Crystar is firmly in that class of games that I’m interested to play and experience, but that in terms of their storytelling have me pretty well lost from go. There is a story here, but I’m afraid that aside from the most base of summaries I’d struggle to really articulate its depth and nuance. Thankfully, there’s still quite a bit to this stylish action RPG that can probably make you less concerned if perhaps the story and everything that’s happening is a bit on the odd and convoluted side. I think where it loses a step or two in demanding my attention is that mechanically it feels a bit sloppy in execution, which makes the combat a little more underwhelming than I’d prefer. All that said, if you’re into the game’s look and characters, and can perhaps follow everything a bit better than I can, perhaps those shortcomings won’t seem as pronounced and you can have a good time with it.
Justin Nation, Score: