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Rainbow Moon Dev Diaries Make Us Pine For A Time Long Gone

After this past week's Star Ocean: The 2nd Story article, I just had to give you a Rainbow Moon update.

It isn't a big-budget title but it's about as close to a traditional JRPG as we're going to get these days. They've been releasing developer diaries over the past few months, and the latest involves crafting and gear, which is a glimpse at the game's old-school depth. It's interesting because the Crafting ability is very similar to the Blacksmith skill in Star Ocean.

I've also tossed in an older dev diary concerning combat, just in case you missed it. Rainbow Moon is slated to hit the PlayStation Network on July 10 in the US (July 4 in Europe), and fans of the good ol' days of PS1 RPGs will definitely have to try it. The mix of tactical and role-playing battle elements is intriguing, the look is charming, and the depth is obviously there. Really can't wait!

Related Game(s): Rainbow Moon

Tags: rainbow moon, rainbow moon dev diary, rainbow moon video, rainbow moon gameplay

6/30/2012 9:49:43 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10:13:34 AM
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Haha cool, though I do prefer a separate battle screen as much as is humanly possible. This is a total love letter though so it's hard not to appreciate.

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duomaxwell007
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10:23:14 AM
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and ign of all ppl gave it a 8/10.. thats saying a lot coming from the,m... woulda g ot a higher score if teh story didnt suck lol

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frostface
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10:25:09 AM
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Been following this game for a while over on the forums. Looks like great craic. Ben knowing this is a game you're pretty interested in and with your RPG history, can we look forward to a review even though it's just a downloadable title?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 11:22:02 AM

I review most big downloadable titles and/or any they give me codes for. I think I'm getting a code for this one.

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frostface
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 12:09:55 PM

Nice!

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dbyzforce
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 4:22:05 PM
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I would love this to be ported to the PS Vita as well. Rainbow Moon on PS3 AND Vita with cross-play compatibility. So can take you game from PS3 on the road...

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 4:41:54 PM
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Beautiful. Games like this and Tales of Graces F are really restoring my faith that Jrpgs can come back to the Playstation brand.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 4:42:20 PM

Downloadable or otherwise.

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