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Hi there, I'm here to present to the forums my last RPG made with RPG Maker 2003: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse. The game is now complete and you can download it from the game's official website for free, obviously!

> TRAILER <
https://youtu.be/U1w7hnG5Cxg

> WEBSITE <
www.theiarpg.com


- Synopsis -

Year 2310.
The world of Ariathale, a planet fueled by the power of Atlas, a mysterious versatile mineral, is facing a heavy crisis period due to mankind's greed.
Many years ago, the planet was filled with these crystal stones, but people started abusing it and the world fell into a state of recession.
The leaders of all ariathalian states met in the Tower-City of Halderos, the most important and rich city of all Ariathale, to decide the future of the planet.
In order to maintain the remaining Atlas resources, those leaders decided to ban the Atlas Technology until they'd find a new energy source capable of substitute the Atlas.
The story begins with Seth, an ex-imperial guard of the Levizoan Empire, escaping from his former comrades.
They are after him because Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis, but the young runaway doesn't want to return to the Vanguards Castle.

- Character descriptions -

To avoid spoilers, I'll show you only 4 of the 19 playable characters of the game! : )
Seth Sheridan:
Seth is a young man tormented by his past. What happened 2 years ago is the cause of his flee from the imperial guards of Reyel: the Vanguards. Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis: a mysterious Red Crystal.

Rudra:
Rudra is an old varzan (wolf-man) of the Marut clan, a shamans and hunters tribe. He was the clan's chief. His life was based on hunt and pray, but something happened to the clan. A rival tribe attacked the Maruts killing everyone even though they were less than them. Rudra says that they won because they used a strange Red Crystal with arcane powers. He follows Seth to discover the origin of this mysterious crystal.

Ferion:
Ferion is a Maverick, a group of rebels that opposes the Halderos Treaty, the treaty that banned the technology. He and his friends use the forbidden technology to help the people of Reikan Empire. He seems to be linked to the Scarlet Wyrms, a dangerous group of criminals looking for the Red Crystal.

Nadia:
A reserved girl that possesses a strange item that seems to be the potential solution of the Crisis. This item is one of the Red Crystals that both the Empires and the Scarlet Wyrms are looking for, and for this reason she will be involved in the adventure. Nadia is considered a witch by the people of her town, because she is the only one that can use Magic, a source of energy that disappeared many centuries ago.

- Features Overview -
Theia is a classic J-RPG game, so we have characters with Level, Experience, HPs, and so on. Characters level-up killing enemies, etc etc.
These are the main gameplay features:
40+ hours of gameplay (about 25-30 of main story, and 10 of subquests, secondary events and minigames)
14 subquests
12 trophies / achievements
5 (6?) different endings


- Characters -

The playable characters of Theia are 19. Each character enters the party with "Guest" condition. As the story progresses, some of them will find a reason to remain with Seth and then lose the condition. A Guest character cannot change his weapons and can't learn new skills.

- Weapon Upgrade and Atlas Shards System -

Each non-guest character has 3 or 4 weapons that can be created and upgraded by using crafting materials.
Many weapons are crafted with Atlas Technology, so the played can insert Atlas Shards inside the weapons to gain bonuses. These weapons also have Atlas Synergies, that unlock extra bonuses according to the equipped shard. This system resembles FFVII's Materia System.

- Skills, Ability Points -

The characters don't learn and upgrade skill by leveling up, but by using Ability Points (AP), a pool of points shared by all the characters.

- Exceed Technique -

The classic Limit Break. Each character has a bar to fill during the combat. When the bar is filled, the Exceed Technique, a powerful attack or buff, can be used. Each character fills the bar using a specific battle command (we can see this command in the Status Menu). Each character has his unique EX-Technique. At the end of a battle, the Exceed bar will empty.

- Mastery and Mastery Skills -

In the right side of the battle screen, there is the Mastery Bar: a special bar that charges up by using aggressive commands such as Attack and Skills, and unloads by defending or using items. The more the bar is loaded, the more bonuses we will receive at the end of the battle depending on the characters we are using. Each characters grants a bonus (EXP, AP, money, HP or SP recovery). We can also use this bar to apply passive bonuses by activating Mastery Skills.
The Mastery Skills are special passive skills unlockable by using APs, that grants bonuses during the combat. We can "equip" a Mastery Skill in the Skill Menu and set it at Level 1, 2 or 3. Obviously, the skills is more powerful at Level 3, but it is also more difficult to charge up the Domain Bar until it reaches the selected level.

- Camp -

While traveling in the World Map, the player can access to the Camp, where he can talk to the other party members and increase (or decrease) their stats, learn new infos about the lore and the characters, and also gain new skills that can be used in combat.

- Hunts -

During the adventure, the player may find Hunting Guilds that allows him to hunt down powerful enemies to gain rare items and equipments. The functioning is similar to FFXII's Hunts.

Trailer (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3raZXGrquU

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author=teemoor
Please help.

how do i get to the airship hangar the 1st time? the door is red (locked) and i think im missing the 3rd party member (the girls's companion)? is my game bugged?

last dialog was about getting the airship and that it will be ready in 2 hours or something.


You have to
talk to Lademis (Emperor's son) and then go to the Mystia's Pub in the city to recruit Sophet's companion.
@teemor: It helps to read the text/dialogue carefully. I never had trouble knowing what to do next. (Only some hidden optional stuff I found from the guides - I would have missed that but noticed when Gaia shards would have been missing.)

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I just finished the game. About 50 hours. (Yeah. I'm a bit slow. Already in early game I went back to every previous map still accessible once I got new chars with special skills - to look without guide for items/chests.)

Got almost everything S ranked. Even all the chests. I just left out the very last optional boss for the last trophy. Since all the other stuff was doable without beating him. Wasn't too much grind since the optional dungeon was fun as well and while doing the missions, hunts and Arena and upgrading weapons I already leveled and at some point everything had gotten easy.

I mainly used Seth, Martia, Rudra and Dael. Dael for heals. Martia for additional heals and revive and removing debuffs. Rudra for a bit of damage. Mai damage dealers were Seth and Martia - with both the "Double" in attack Atlas slot. And Divinitas and stuff like that to really boost them. Basically just auto attacking throughout the optional dungeon - even most of the bosses. + Heal every now and then. Only the last boss where Atlas jamming was active and I had to use Neval, Mithras and Dael was a bit hard. But Martia and her Heroic Blade did the job + helping with healing every now and then and the Mastery that helps vs. debuffs.


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Not going to write a review. (English is not my native language and I'm too lazy to write a structured review. But as I already mentioned: I liked the game for it's many chars and the long plot and good gameplay. Usually I look for games with good plot but often they are too short or not enough chars ... or gameplay annoying (too hard/grindy) so I can't experience the plot until the end.

Here everything on hard mode was possible. Only drinking contest was too hard. But wasn't an important thing. :D

I'm not going to try the optional last boss and not going to play for the other endings. Once is enough for me.

The menu and the lots of different stuff (chars with special mechanics like for opening locked chests, terminals and hidden items, hunts/missions) were nice and kept the gameplay fun as well throughout the whole game. (Every time something new until the end with the bonus dungeon.)

The split party stuff was nice as well. (I think Forever's End was doing something similar.)

Stuff I wouldn't have found without the comments here or some guide:
Dark side of the Moon which wasn't shown on the minimap. And one Gaia shard behind some exit in the bonus dungeon. And I did not need to grind for Apeirion mode since I didn't do the optional last boss.

Bonus chapter was nice but nothing special. Some italian text still left in the game. (Especially at the bonus chapter during some text not in text boses but directly on screen - and in the bonus dungeon when explaining the locked paths where you need to have specific party members in the party to pass through.)

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Now I'm really in the mood for more games he he. Too bad my favorite subscribed games where I'm waiting (Forever's End, Love and War, Beloved rapture) on here aren't really making progress.

Definitely going to watch out for more games from you as well should you realese anything with a longer game duration in the future.
Yeah, thanks guys, I figured it out. I was super sleepy in the evening and must have missed the dialog.
author=Luthan
Bonus chapter was nice but nothing special.


I guess that the Bonus chapter would make a LOT more sense if you had played Fifth Era - Fragments of the Holy Stone, another Rmk2003 (sadly untranslated) by LolloRocketDiver (some characters of Fifth Era are also opponents in the Arena). Man, I loved that game so much that I'd translate if myself for free in my spare time if I knew how!

author=Luthan
Too bad my favorite subscribed games where I'm waiting (Forever's End, Love and War, Beloved rapture) on here aren't really making progress.


Agree, these three are among the nicest Rmk2003 games that I'd wish they were completed.
Loving this game,but I think I broke something. I just got the Albatross and have been wandering around doing the sidequests that open up. Haven't quite gone to the new land yet, and as I'm about to swap Ferion out of my party, I find the Change Prty option grayed out. It persists no matter where I am... Is it because I still have active quests?
author=Dracon204
Loving this game,but I think I broke something. I just got the Albatross and have been wandering around doing the sidequests that open up. Haven't quite gone to the new land yet, and as I'm about to swap Ferion out of my party, I find the Change Prty option grayed out. It persists no matter where I am... Is it because I still have active quests?


Uhm. That's weird. Just to be sure... are you trying to change the party members inside a Save Point or outside? You can switch members in a Save Point.
author=LolloRocketDiver
author=Dracon204
Loving this game,but I think I broke something. I just got the Albatross and have been wandering around doing the sidequests that open up. Haven't quite gone to the new land yet, and as I'm about to swap Ferion out of my party, I find the Change Prty option grayed out. It persists no matter where I am... Is it because I still have active quests?
Uhm. That's weird. Just to be sure... are you trying to change the party members inside a Save Point or outside? You can switch members in a Save Point.
I tried at multiple save points. However, it fixed itself specifically at the arena save point, and has worked since then. Dunno what was happening but it's fine now. Went back to older saves and tried to replicate it, but it's not happening again. Odd, but it's all good now
Started playing the game recently, I've enjoyed what I've played and look forward to seeing what's in the update for the English version!
The bike mini game keeps on kicking my butt. :(
Giving up finishing for now The bike mini game is pure evil
Giving up finishing for now The bike mini game is pure evil
author=LolloRocketDiver
Hahaha yes, I can imagine the scene XD
stuck forever in the bike Mini game :( Usually lose the first part and if by some miracle I make it out of the first part the machine gun kicks my butt
Heck the only time I had close to full health against I still lost. :(
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Is the content in the Mystia Slums mostly translated outside of the area entrance on the world map? Just curious, I don't know any Italian so I'm trying to avoid untranslated areas right now.
Don't worry, the game and its story can be fully enjoyed in the current state. There are a few untranslated dialogue boxes, but they mostly concern out-of-the-way messages (e.g. when trying to enter or leave an area when you aren't supposed to), some map location descriptions on certain tiles (try other tiles of the location to find an English description) and the secret bonus chapter. By the way, Google translation from Italian to English works surprisingly well.
Thanks for the information, I'm really enjoying the game! Got past the fabled bike part in 2 tries, it wasn't too hard. Of course, I'm using a mechanical keyboard.
Love this game, im at the end game and would love to collect all the side characters, is there an english guide out there somewhere? how do i get horus back?
You have to enter the Extremordeal to unlock all the guest characters. You will be able to enter that dungeon by finishing Rock's quest (the secret maps quest)
author=Kaou
Love this game, im at the end game and would love to collect all the side characters, is there an english guide out there somewhere? how do i get horus back?


You can find my guide on page 6.
Absolutely tremendous game. I've already completed the main story and am currently working on the extremordeal. I wanted to ask about "aperion mode", I've reached Seth's maximum XP but as far as I can tell nothing has happened. I don't know if I'm just misunderstanding how it's supposed to work, I'm missing something, or it's bugged. I'd like to make sure it's not something I've done wrong before I go out of my to get it on anyone else.