Aphelion: Xbox Live Indie Game: Publisher Lunatic Studios
Aphelion is the point on its orbit when the Earth is farthest from the sun. It is also a 5 hour sci-fi themed turn based combat JPRG.
Could this be the cure I have been looking for. Ever since I played the JPRG that cannot be named (okay fine Infinite Undiscovery) I simply have not been able to play a JPRG. My controller filled hand shakes at the mere notion. Between the night sweats and the terror filled dreams, where I am hopelessly lost with only an Easter colored child to guide me, my PSTD is in full swing.
Aphelion might just be the homeopathic remedy I have been seeking. Between colorful crisp graphics and catchy tunes I think I am ready to get back on the horse. And at only $3 it is the cheapest cure around.
My observations from the demo is that there is no shortage of random encounters and the loading screens are too short. (Which has to be the strangest complaint I have ever had about a game. The loading screens contain story exposition and attractive pictures yet even this speed reader gets a sentence in and they disappear.)
Overall this looks and plays like a full fledged arcade title and a ten dollar one to boot. I am definitively going to check it out and cure myself of this JPRG phobia.
Preview Score: $10
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