Chained Echoes, a solo project by developer Matthias Linda, might grab your attention with its elevator pitch- "The JRPG classics like Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Suikoden, Secret of Mana and more get a modern makeover/love letter", but to say that all Chained Echoes does is modernize those games would only be telling half of the story. Chained Echoes not only writes an effective love letter to the games that inspired it, but stands on its own merits as one of the best in the genre with its inventive combat system, satisfying story and great visuals and music. I'm joined by my A Top 3 Podcast co-host Aaron Angle to discuss it!
Chained Echoes OST was done by Eddie Marianukroh! You can support by purchasing this awesome OST here!
Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:11
Story Setup 12:15
RPG Stuff 1:01:22
SPOILER WALL 1:32:09
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