Excerpt: We all have one, a game that no matter how long our personal list may be, top ten, top five, or top three, we’ll put it on that list. For me, it’s Square’s Threads of Fate (a.k.a. Dewprism in Japan), a game that was given an unfortunate release date sandwiched between its colossal siblings, Legend of Mana and Chrono Cross , thus promptly sending it off the radar.
Excerpt: If you have eaten a hotdog at some point in your life, raise your hand. If you have ever heard what is in a hotdog before, and you answered yes to the last question, please shudder and raise your hand. What is a hotdog exactly? Why, it's everything, of course, processed and crushed into a little hotdog shape. They are really small, so you can eat one in under ten seconds if you try, making them fun too.
Excerpt: Sure, there aren't too many complex textures to be found, but Threads of Fate features some nice, lush visuals. The characters are all very well defined, and the world is quite vibrant. The graphical feel of the game is quite similar to the feel of the earlier Brave Fencer Musashi , which shouldn't be too surprising -- Threads is a spiritual successor to BFM , if not a literal sequel.
Excerpt: A while after the release of Brave Fencer Musashi , there were rumors that Squaresoft had a sequel planned. Later, it was revealed that the game being discussed was similar in play and concept, but indeed a different game: Threads of Fate . This game allows the player to choose from two possible main characters: The all-business Rue and the slightly corrupt magician, Princess Mint. The character the player picks will determine a number of things for their adventure.
Excerpt: Squaresoft is a game company that gained a legion of fiercely loyal fans by mainly producing role-playing games (RPGs) with dedicated precision and unparalleled craftsmanship. If there were a book written on console RPGs, Squaresoft would take up a large chunk of it. However, their success has not been without consequences. As Squaresofts acclaim grew, so did their company.
Excerpt: Strangely enough Dew Prism was a Square game that I had not been anticipating much. The game was released in Japan and was well received but I thought that US gamers wouldn't react the same way. After its title was changed to Threads of Fate (which I prefer over Dew Prism), and a public demo was released, I decided to give the game a chance. Much to my surprise I found a game filled with fun, colorful characters, vibrant animation and a Disney-esque adventure story.