Aselia the Eternal

A hybrid visual novel/strategy RPG hybrid in which you find yourself in a mysterious other world with seemingly no way home… accompanied by a sword that wants to kill you and pretty girls who don’t speak your language.


Developer: Xuse
Publisher: JAST USA
Available on: Windows PC, PlayStation 2 (JP only)
Original release date: 2003


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From the Archives: On the “Idiocy” of Interactive Storytelling - Back at the end of November 2012, this article appeared over on community-led games writing site Bitmob (now folded into VentureBeat’s GamesBeat). For those too lazy to follow the link and/or read the article, the gist is as follows: Shawn McGrath, creator of the psychedelic abstract shooter Dyad for PlayStation 3, made some rather bold … Continue reading From the Archives: On the “Idiocy” of Interactive Storytelling
From the Archives: Culture Shock - One of the things video games are particularly good at as an entire medium is allowing you to immerse yourself in… things. Exactly what you’re able to immerse yourself in depends entirely on the game — in Microsoft Flight Simulator you can immerse yourself in a realistic depiction of what it is like to fly a … Continue reading From the Archives: Culture Shock
From the Archives: Aselia the Eternal’s World Made of Words - I’m an RPG fan, and yet I typically find myself drawn to more linear experiences rather than open-world affairs. Specifically, I often find that the richly-detailed worlds of titles like Skyrim leave me cold due to their lack of “personality”, for want of a better word — they may be beautiful to look at and packed with … Continue reading From the Archives: Aselia the Eternal’s World Made of Words
From the Archives: Aselia the Eternal and the Balance of Story and Game - A few weeks ago, we spent this column discussing the reason why we play different types of game. The answer is, of course, different for everyone, but in the case of visual novel fans, most people will cite “story” as their main motivation to continue — even if the actual “gameplay” side of the title … Continue reading From the Archives: Aselia the Eternal and the Balance of Story and Game

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