Cris Tales screenshot of a battle against wolves

Just like many of the JRPGs from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, Cris Tales is all about wondering across the world in search of adventure, befriending and recruiting a variety of over-the-top characters, and then teaming up with them to face off against a whole host of enemies in turn-based combat. That said, things don't stay that simple for very long as Cris Tales heavily focuses on time-traveling and allows you to visit individual locations in the past, present and future!

You can get a little bit of an idea of what this looks like in actual gameplay, as well as what Cris Tales looks like in general, through the rather handy overview trailer. Have a peek:

Judging by the reviews so far Cris Tales looks to be a decent yet still somewhat divisive game. From what I can tell most of the complaints seems to be focusing on the poorly paced story and overabundance of random encounters, especially in the latter half of the game. So if you do decide to dive in, make sure you're prepared to deal with some of the classic JRPG pitfalls.

You can check out some of the user reviews, as well as learn more about Cris Tales in general, over at Steam. Have fun!