9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
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It’s very much a throwback to a time when those genres were very different beasts, but it's a love letter riddled with many of the problems modern iterations have shed. However, if you can look past the fact it often looks and plays like an HD remaster, you’ll find some creative monster designs and a fantastical world bursting with heartfelt charm.
Tanzia is a fine game for people looking for a light action-RPG that engages the player with its simplicity. The story beats are interesting but the combat, music, and quest design are largely uninspired. In so many words, Tanzia could use a little more time in the alchemy cauldron.
Tanzia's disparate parts are held together with the chewed gum of love put into the project which manages to do just enough to keep it all from falling apart. It definitely has limited appeal, but fans of that relative lack of modern polish we now attribute to sixth generation games will find a competent little action-RPG romp that stands tall with its niche PS2 counterparts.
There isn’t an option to flee battles, so if you run out of moves to use you can’t run away, you have to die and hope that you remembered to save recently enough that you won’t lose too much progress. Overall, Tanzia is a decent enough game. It doesn’t cost a lot of money and it is very pretty to wander through at whatever pace suits you.