Thank you so much for watching this vlog (and soft review) regarding my final thoughts and feelings on Crusader of Centy for the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis. If you enjoyed the video, please consider giving it a thumbs up or sharing it with your friends. Leaving me a comment always brightens my day, too! ♥
------------------------------------------------- Discussion and Review Points ------------------------------------------------- ✦STORY/PLOT✦ (+) Charming and somewhat unique narrative (+) Entertaining dialogue and interactions at times (--) Both story and characters lack depth, making the journey feel a bit purposeless (--) Excessive number of typos, grammatical errors, and generally unclear (i.e. vague) text
✦VISUALS✦ (+) Vibrant and colorful world (+) Thematically appropriate color palette for specific areas (+) Adorable and well-designed sprite models (+) Fun and aesthetically pleasing spell/ability effects
✦AUDIO✦ (+) High quality audio tracks and sound effects (+) Decent amount of variety to music (--) Not the most memorable tracks
✦MECHANICS/GAMEPLAY✦ (+) Relatively responsive controls (+) Smooth integration of animal companions into the protagonist's growth/progression (+) Involving puzzles with high level of exploration encouraged (+) Intuitive user interface and menu system (+) Decent replayability due to secrets and discoverable content (--) A few poorly designed puzzles/environments (--) Unclear objectives at times (--) Inconsistent difficulty; overall relatively easy game, but has its share of randomly (and questionably) difficult moments due to lack of textual or design clarity (--) Not all animal companions were utilized to their greatest potential
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Whether you love this game or hate it (or have never even heard of it before), I hope you enjoy watching me bumble my way through this eyebrow-raising product of gaming history. Maybe it's not as bad as I remember...? Let's find out!
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There are moments when I like to discuss and compare my initial thoughts of a game to how it holds up by the time I reach its conclusion. Here is where you can find all of my initial and final impressions of various titles that I undertake on the channel, as well as the sporadic casual/unscripted video game review that I’ll throw your way.