So we’re currently looking at doing a YouTube series of the two of us playing through Secrets of Grindea. One thing I think I like about this is it gives me a video to link inside my something new post in addition to still shots. Actually makes it a little easier to pull some of the stills because I can just pull frames from the video itself.
It’s a 2D overhead adventure game that plays a lot like Zelda or Legend of Mana with a few bits that remind me Ragnarok Online. Especially the rare card drops from mobs. The premise is that you’re an adventurer of sorts, called a Collector, that runs around, well, getting into trouble and ultimately collecting… things…
As you gain experience and levels you accrue skill points that can be spent on a variety of different abilities. Blue point go up to rank five and after that it takes the much less common gold points.
There are three general skill categories, melee and magic are fairly straightforward, general is mostly buffs and debuffs. There’s also three separate “Talent” areas with a variety of different bonuses that use the pink/purple orb things instead of the normal skill points.
The game also has a basic character customization before you start. It doesn’t have a ton of options, but enough to make yourself a little unique.
Overall it’s a rather cute little game. It reminds me a lot of the SNES era rpgs with a dash of update thrown in. In the time that we’ve played so far we’ve broken a curse on a forest, awoken some sort of ancient floating fortress and defeated a giant robot thing inside. We also managed to impress the great announcer Senic Plott, beat up an arrogant rich kid, and buy a house that’s bigger on the inside. Not all of that has been made available in video form yet though.