‘Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark’ game review: A worthy SRPG in the vein of ‘Final Fantasy Tactics’

‘Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark’ game review: A worthy SRPG in the vein of ‘Final Fantasy Tactics’

Customise your units to your heart’s content in this stunning homage to classic strategic isometric roleplaying games

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Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark has more than 20 classes for players to choose from, including the 'Gambler' pictured here.
Photo: 6 Eyes Studio

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a stunning homage to classic strategic role-playing games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. Produced by indie game studio 6 Eyes, Fell Seal has a deep and satisfying combat system, robust customisation options, and a beautiful 2D art style that’s sure to charm both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Players take control of Kyrie, a captain tasked with keeping law and order throughout the land. When she witnesses a murderer go free because of his shady connections to people in power, she refuses to look the other way and embarks on a journey with her trusted companions to bring him to justice.

The combat system is very fun and engaging, and those with a good sense of tactics will have an easier time. For example, attacking an enemy from behind will deal extra damage to them, as will attacking from a higher vantage point. Players will need to try out different strategies for each battle, as the difficulty level ramps up quickly even on the default setting.

Luckily, players have a lot of freedom when it comes to building and training the perfect team. Fell Seal has more than 20 different classes for characters to level up as, and each one has unique skills and stat growth rates for the player to tinker with.

For example, if a Wizard is dying too easily from melee blows, players can switch its job to the sturdy Knight class for a few levels. The resulting higher HP growth will make it easier to survive physical hits, and players can then switch back to the magic-proficient Wizard class when they like.

Level design and enemy AI is also very good, and players will need to use a variety of strategies to tackle the story battles, such as setting up a chokepoint and luring enemies to it one by one.

The hand-drawn art style and catchy original soundtrack also add to the overall atmosphere of the game. Pick up this great strategy title today.

Edited by Ginny Wong


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