While there have been short summaries here and there, It has been some time since I have done a more detailed update of Small Chronicles~ So here is what has been going on with Small Chronicles.
First of all, if you have been following either the Twitter, Facebook, Reddit or this blog, you must have heard that voice-overs have been added to Small Chronicles. While the game will be released in both English and Japanese, there will only be Japanese voice-overs available.
The reason is simple. Small Chronicles is a Strategy Japanese Role-Playing Game (Strategy JRPG). That means that if you ever hear any one of the characters speak English, the whole setting and atmosphere of the game will be off.
I know that there are many examples of past JRPGs which were ported to their English versions and had English voice-overs. However, as I am a gamer too, that doesn’t seem to cut it for me (the fact that I am fluent in Japanese doesn’t seem to help either).
Tons of new equipment were added to the in-game store. New stuff like the antidote and cooling water were also added to help cure the characters of status ailments.
And with all these new stuff, the inventory is bound to become full in no time. That is where this new nifty popup comes in.
You can now swap items on-the-fly whenever you receive a new item (via a chest) if your inventory is full. The item that you have selected will be destroyed and be replaced by the new item.
This means that you will not need to go through the hassle of going back to your inventory and deciding which item to destroy before opening that chest.
There aren’t much changes here for now except for a flashy new stage clear animation.