Shards of Eradine
|a game by||CryptidTech|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, Action Adventure Games, Eroge Games, Best Indie Games, Nudity Category|
No matter how much video games evolve, there's always something special about going back to the classics-. And this is true even for games with adult content on them. Even though back in the day it wasn't easy to find games with sexual themes, in fact in consoles it was pretty much non-existent. However, video game development is now more accessible than ever before, so there are hundreds of adult games released each year. Shards of Eradine is one of those games that combine the retro RPG feeling with the adult themes of an eroge game. So, what's this about, and why is it popular?
A classic style
Shards of Eradine goes for a similar style to that of old school Final Fantasy games. But unlike games like Meltys Quest, Shards of Eradine goes for the feeling, but not for the graphics. While the game resembles old Final Fantasy titles, the gameplay is much more cartoony, and it’s not pixelated like the old-school games. But there's something that every good RPG needs, and that’s a good story.
You takes on the role of Cosmo, a young man that happens to be the grandson of the last Great nymph trainer. Along with your sidekick the trusty nymph Frea, you're on a mission to resurrect the Goddess and restore the old beauty of the land.
While it may seem pretty basic, there are a lot of characters and side missions that deepen the lore of the game. The different quests tell individual stories of dozens of characters, and there are many nymphs to unlock and evolve.
The game experience
Shards of Eradine combines Final Fantasy with a little bit of Pokémon, as you do have to catch and collect the different Nymphs in the game. And you actually get to use them in battle, as well as evolving them. Overall the game experience is solid, even though it is rather basic, and the mechanics are a little bit too simple. Probably it’s for the best, but it is more on the gameplay-heavy side of the Eroge games though, so do keep that in mind.
This game is a solid experience, even though there is room for improvement and the gameplay itself is nothing special. What it does, it does right, and what it doesn’t do isn’t really annoying. Certainly one of the biggest plus for this game is that it has a great and consistent art style, and you can tell there’s a lot of work that went into this.
The level design is hand-drawn, and even though the map and navigation aren't really too developed, the beautiful landscapes make up for it. Do keep in mind that even though it has beautiful art, it is first a game and second an eroge title. Sure, there's sexual content in there, but it's not the focus, so only go in if you want a chill RPG title with some sexy scenes and nudity in there.
- Solid visuals
- Nice gameplay
- Beautiful art
- Great worldbuilding
- Basic Mechanics
- Simple story
Download Shards of Eradine
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP