Nintendo games you should buy before 3DS and Wii U stores close

From “Etrian Odyssey” to “Shin Megami Tensei 4”, the 3DS was home to a variety of excellent JRPGs and dungeon crawlers. “crimson veilstands out as a creative take on the genre, taking a heavy influence from “D&D” and dice-based tabletop games into its turn-based combat.

In 2012, Level-5 Studios commissioned a handful of well-known Japanese game designers to make small titles for a compilation titled “GUILD 01The first of two “GUILD” projects featured five games from different developers, including “Final Fantasy 12” and “Vagrant Story” designer Yasumi Matsuno, who made “Crimson Shroud.” first collection offer fun experiences, “Crimson Shroud” is by far the deepest and most substantial offering.

The writing seems to be inspired by tabletop games, with descriptions that read like something straight out of “Dungeon Master’s Guide.” You control a trio of adventurers progressing through a dungeon full of goblins and rare loot. With no traditional leveling system, “Crimson Shroud” instead emphasizes trying out different gear to give your characters distinct skills and magical abilities. You can complete it by seven hoursbut the interplay of these systems and the inclusion of a New Game+ mode that expands on the story make this new experience a joy to replay.

  • Release date: December 13, 2012
  • Available on: 3DS
  • Genre: RPG, Dungeon Crawler
  • Game Modes: A player
  • Metacritic: 76

Timothy C. Mayo