fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE from ALICE IN DISSONANCE and Phoenixx is the highly anticipated visual novel prequel, now out on Nintendo Switch. Check our fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE review!
fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE from ALICE IN DISSONANCE and Phoenixx is the highly anticipated visual novel prequel, now out on Nintendo Switch. After getting a chance to review fault – milestone one, as well as its sequel fault – milestone two side: above, I was very much looking forward to checking out what fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE had to offer. But before getting started with this review, I did want to mention that you can easily enjoy your time with fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE without needing to play the other two games in the series – although I do recommend you take them for a spin!
The game’s events take place in the Kingdom of Rughzenhaide, five years before what you see in fault – milestone one. In Rughzenhaide, thanks to the development and proliferation of a technology known as Manakravte, which uses both naturally available colored mana and internal purified mana to invoke various phenomena, the life of its people has changed forever. You’ll be taking on this story from the point of view of a boy named Khaji Oberg, a simple individual who is the son of a fourth-generation fruit farmer. He has two loves in his life: history and girls. He loves girls so much that he needs to work on a physical representation of their beauty, which is why he also dreams of becoming a painter, so he’s set on working hard to improve his skills.
He applied to have painter as his registered vocation, but after his work was shown to a lot of people to evaluate his performance, he only got less than 7% of an approval rating! It seems that since it was shared with others who he was and how he was technically next in line to take over the fruit farm, having him register as a painter for his vocation didn’t make any sense. He’s stuck in basic status until he has a registered vocation, which means he has access to enough provisions to guarantee basic survival but is limited from accessing premium ingredients, processed foods, specialized physicians and medicine, and more. It’s suggested to him that he register as a fruit farmer for his vocation and that he continues to paint on the side as sort of a hobby. Will he do this or challenge the institution?
Something you’ll notice right away – and which you can see in the trailer for this fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE review – is that all of the characters feel more alive. They’re more detailed compared to what ALICE IN DISSONANCE gave us for the first two fault games, and on top of that, they are more animated and move as they talk, showcasing a fuller range of emotions. Something else to consider is that if you move the Joy-Con around, either when playing with them on their own or when attached to the console when playing in Portable Mode, the camera on the screen will move around slightly, which will sometimes reveal additional elements and details in the area. This is a nice touch that helps the whole thing to feel a bit more dynamic.
There’s a LOT to experience in fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE. If you’re new to visual novels, you should know that games that are part of this genre do its name justice. You will get to experience a solid story by way of great visuals and a soundtrack that does a great job of complementing everything. For this one, it means experiencing over 50 unique CG events, as well as reading over 200,000 words. And since there’s no voice acting in the game, reading all of the text is how you’ll get to connect with each of the characters and their stories.
Need to learn a bit more about the world of fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE? Then you should definitely take a moment to check out the Encyclopedia section. While there, you’ll be able to browse a ton of extra info on the geography, Manakravte, special items you should be aware of, as well as a variety of miscellaneous terms. As mentioned before, you don’t need to have played fault – milestone one, as well as its sequel fault – milestone two side: above to be able to enjoy fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE, but if you’re new to the series, checking out the Encyclopedia certainly wouldn’t hurt. You can also check out the information in the Encyclopedia as you progress through the game by pressing the Y button when a new term pops up.
If you enjoyed fault – milestone one and sequel fault – milestone two side: above, then getting fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE is a no-brainer. But even if you’re new to the series, if you’re a fan of visual novels, then I definitely recommend that you check out fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE. It offers an interesting story set five years before the events of fault – milestone one, features a rich and detailed art style with characters that show a range of emotions as they interact with others or reflect on their current situation and several hours of entertainment at a good price point. Your total time will vary depending on your reading speed, but you’re looking at around 6-8 hours or so to see everything that the game has to offer. fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE is out on Nintendo Switch with a $17.99 asking price.
This fault – StP – LIGHTKRAVTE review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Phoenixx.