Cladun: This is an RPG is a game with very clear goals. An action RPG dungeon crawler with an old-school aesthetic, Cladun is designed to be played in short bursts, and very little else. The game’s largest issues arise from the inconsistent application of these old-school elements and a certain lack of a consistent overarching theme to the game. Though Cladun’s combat system is a fairly basic, some might say rigid affair, its sub-systems are surprisingly complex, a fact which does cause some problems in a game meant to be played in small servings. Overall, Cladun is a solid game, but it never quite reaches the point at which it transcends the conventions and cliches that the story makes fun of. Continue reading ‘Cladun: This is an RPG – Staff Review’ »
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PSP-bound dungeon crawler Cladun: This is an RPG will be available on the PlayStation Network September 21, NIS America announced today. The company also opened the official website for the retro RPG, which can be located this-a-way.
At a recent NIS America press event, Souhei Niikawa – best known as the producer of the Disgaea series – announced that the company will from now on limit the number of releases per year. Niikawa stated the move is intended to allow developers to focus on game quality and customer satisfaction, though the exact limit was not specified. Three upcoming titles were announced as part of this new policy:
- Cladun: This is an RPG, according to the press release, is an action-adventure built around a retro dungeon crawl. Bound for the PSP via PlayStation Network, Cladun will feature character creation, randomly generated dungeons, and multiplayer through the PSP’s ad-hoc feature. The current release timeframe is fall of this year.
- Zettai Hero Keikaku, a strategy RPG centered around creating your own superhero, was simply referred to as Z.H.P. in its own press release. The Disgaea team will be developing Z.H.P., which is currently set for a winter launch on the PSP.
- Ar Tonelico 3 got a formal title: Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel. Billed as the final installment in the Ar Tonelico series, the PS3 title will have more action-oriented gameplay. The release window for North America and Europe is spring of 2011.
Niikawa also made mention of the next Disgaea title, bound for the PS3 in Japan. Few details were given, but he affirmed that more information would available “by the time
Tokyo Game Show comes around.”