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Saturday - April 15, 2017

Arelite Core - Review @ Gamingtrend

by Hiddenx, 09:00

The Adventure RPG Arelite Core was reviewed by Gamingtrend:

Battles, Blitz, and Baeme: Arelite Core Review

It seems these days that JRPGs are taking cues from western influences and developing into open-world, cinematic sprawls. This isn’t a bad thing necessarily, but it does make the times when the genre returns to form that much memorable. Titles like Eternal Sonata and Gurumin highlight how a modern spin on an old formula can work, with linear storytelling complemented by some great gameplay. Dragon Slumber aims to recapture the magic of 16-bit RPGs with Arelite Core, a 2D game inspired by the JRPG classics of the SNES. While it does suffer from some generic identity, the game is a loving homage to the JRPGs of the 90s.


While it’s not a dealbreaker, Arelite Core is also a bit on the short side in comparison to other games in the genre. Advertised as a campaign that will last 20 hours (with an achievement for beating it in under 10), it seems a bit short compared to its inspirations, which are at least twice as long as this game. However, for what it’s worth, the game is great for a playthrough, and the developer promised to create DLC to increase the longevity of the title.

Score: 80/100 - Great

Sunday - February 12, 2017

Arelite Core - Released

by Hiddenx, 09:46

The story-rich J-RPG Arelite Core has been released:

The age of heroes is passed, yet an ancient evil rises again. Follow the adventures of Karden, a blacksmith on the path to mastering his craft, forced to take a stand against Talameq, an ageless entity bent on devouring the world. Journey across the world and find allies in your fight against darkness while fending off Talameq's disciples. Arelite Core bridges the gap between traditional and modern JRPGs, bringing new concepts to tried and true designs and presented with high-definition retro inspired graphics.

Key features

  • Live a 20 hour cinematic story driven adventure
  • Customise your heroes with unique stances and techniques
  • Battle legions of fully animated monsters
  • Forge unique master weapons and armor
  • Immerse yourself with an amazing retro styled soundtrack
  • Discover a plethora of secrets, collectables to gather, secret bosses to fight and find the famous developer room
  • Play with a completely custom game engine, with advanced interactions and visual effects
  • Relive the glory days of JRPGs as you remember them

Information about

Arelite Core

Developer: Dragon Slumber

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: 10-20 hours
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2017-02-08
· Publisher: Dragon Slumber