Dragon Star Varnir
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About this game
Developer: Compile Heart
Content Rating: Teen
In a world where the bones of an ancient beast tower over the land... Zephy, a young warrior, is part of a respected group whose role is to hunt and kill witches – a group of people cursed with the affliction of giving birth to dragons. When he is almost killed on one of these hunting missions, two mysterious witches save him from the brink of death by feeding him the blood of a dragon. Granted new magic abilities thanks to their efforts, he soon finds his fate intertwined with that of the witches and reluctantly joins them to fight against the Empire he once served, vicious dragon hunters, and a witch more powerful than any in existence. Can they fight against all of this and save themselves, or will his new allies succumb to the dragon’s curse?
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Though not on the same level as Der;Q, this game, too, will grip you with its theme, atmosphere and narrative. But unlike its predecessor, the focus on those areas doesn’t leave the gameplay hanging by the wayside.
Dragon Star Varnir actually has a lot more going for it than the slightly stilted opening scenes and skimpy witch outfits might initially suggest. The setting and overarching plot are reason enough to see the journey through to the end, and the combat and customization make it easy to overlook some of the other problems you might encounter on the way.
It’s not going to be remembered as a classic, but Dragon Star Varnir is one of the better JRPGs available on PS4. Its engaging story and deep character development enables you to look past its somewhat budget presentation and enjoy it for what it is – a JRPG that feels like it has come straight out of the PS2 age. And I mean that as a compliment. It’s old fashioned in many ways but it has some good ideas, and they’re likely to compel you to reach at least one of its conclusions; quite possibly more thanks to it being enjoyably concise.