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|A turn-based strategy-RPG, Kartia: The Word of Fate presents players with two disparate, yet intersecting storylines: one as the shrine warrior, Lacryma Christi; the other as Toxa Classico, an arrogant knight. Having selected a character, players embark on a journey spanning 18 chapters, each of which is preceded by pertinent dialogue and FMV scenes, the former accompanied by character portraits from Yoshitaka Amano (best known for his work on the Final Fantasy series). The titular Kartia represents the lifeblood of the world of Rebus, as it is from this that almost anything can be created. Prior to and during each skirmish, Kartia can be used to fashion spells, equipment, and phantoms by assembling the various elements each entity requires. |
Everything created in the game comprises three elements, which are the most sought after throughout the game: the necessary text, proper grammar, and the Kartia on which to write it (three forms of Kartia exist, namely, Silk, Mithril, and WorldTree, each more powerful than the last). Phantom creatures, the foot soldiers of the piece, are aligned according to Common, Doll, and Shadow types, and analogous to the simple Rock-Paper-Scissors game, each fares better or worse against a one of the others. Although expendable in battle, phantoms will, like their human counterparts, gain in experience over time and increase in power and ability. The battlefields on which players engage the enemy are susceptible to damage, and excessive spell use will scorch the land, burn trees to the ground, freeze bodies of water, and deform the terrain. Additionally, players can trade items with a friend or compete in two-player versus competition using their save data from the single-player adventure.
|Game||Kartia: The Word of Fate|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 1|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Violence, Mild Language|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
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- thegreenaisleNov 18, 2006by
Have you played Kartia today?
When you start in Kartia, you will have a chose to play as the daughter of a high priest or you can play as a free knight searching for a purpose. Both characters will have unique stories and endings which will make the game twice a long, as well as fun. However, there will be some crossovers between both plots. Most of the game play focuses on using magical cards, which can provide useful resources, labor, weapons, and magic spells. As you go throughout the story you will be able to get new card which can be combined with your older cards, therefore creating even more powerful and creative abilities. Throughout the game you will have to carefully on how to use these powerful abilities if you want to achieve tactical advantages. Experience 3D battlefields that can be able rotated for the best views possible. With two different quest and so many things to discover, Kartia will no doubt keep you entertain for hours on end.Read full review
- alexrichaFeb 7, 2014by
Amazing Game! Long playtime.
Kartia is one of the best games in the world, especially for it's time. I like everything about this game, wish they remade it with better graphics and more customization opportunity's. This game is way above any other PlayStation game.
- jmay5117Dec 5, 2013by
A decent game, but nothing special compared with its contemporaries.
I bought this game because I heard it had a great story, but I found myself a bit disappointed. The writing is too weak for an RPG, especially in that era when there were a lot of story-driven games with better characters and graphics. Character motivations and their reactions don't feel organic. Most of the characters themselves are boring and the way they think and act either doesn't make sense, or is stereotypical. If it wasn't for having two separate story lines, there wouldn't be any replay value in it. On the plus side though, I found the tactics based battle system fun.
- nbreshears1313May 30, 2008by
Atlus makes good games this one is odd yet good so i like it. Cards are used in a lot of games but the way they are used here makes it so i do not feel that i am in a card game pick this game up if you are into tactical rpg games or good story telling.
- afret69Mar 7, 2010by
I attempteds to leave a 5-STAR review for this seller but my computer messed up and forwarded the feedback before it was completed. I wish to change that. As to th product, I'm not sp happy with it as I don't like the fighting format. Maybe after going thru the book again I"ll understand it better, and like it more.