New release: Hunters Grimm
Oh, hm. Another day has passed. I suppose I should post some more indie RPG news? Very well! Let’s do that. Word reaches me that Valkyria Games (not to be confused with Sega’s Chronicles of the same name) has come out with a new jRPG by the name Hunters Grimm. Suddenly, that image to the right makes perfect sense!
Anyway. The premise:
For Sarai and Nicholas Grimm, life is simple: find the monsters, beat the monsters, take the money, frosty chocolate milkshakes and boring old research books for all.
But one night, one favour to a friend has set them on a path neither can predict. An attempt at a selfless act has them branded outlaws, hunted by an old rival, and trying to understand just what is happening alongside their personal hero. What awaits them is the beginning of an adventure neither of them are prepared for.
There’s a quality to this prose description here that makes me more interested in this game than I usually am in RPG Maker jRPGs. This isn’t just another hero’s journey, it seems, and the person writing it can actually put words together in arrangements that call to mind top-shelf young adult fiction. (That might not sound like a compliment, but given the rather low bar set by most jRPGs, this is actually pretty darn good.)
And speaking of top-shelf young adult fiction: is it just me, or does the brother look just a smidge like Harry Potter?…