A million bullets, almost as large as a person, flying at you from all directions. The source of these dangerous flying projectiles: turrets.
A game by the fans, for the fans. Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians is a defibrillator to the genre of tactical RPGs for this new generation.
To help them craft the path for this journey, Playdek have enlisted the help of Yasumi Matsuno, one of a few designers to receive a perfect score from Famitsu magazine for two games; Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII. They have also called upon Hitoshi Sakimoto, Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Redder who have all worked with Matsuno on Final Fantasy XII. If they reach the relevant stretch goals, Sakimoto will score the music while Smith and Redder ensure the smooth translation from Japanese to English.
Unsung Story isn’t about the heroes we here in bards in tales, but about those who fought for them and whose sacrifice is never remembered.
Over the course of the game, you will experience various perspectives of the Seventy-Seven Years War, in Rasfaila, over a series of episodes. Sometimes you will stand as the leader of a rebellious force, while other times your trained soldiers will be marching upon the same lands you once defended. Each time, you will have the ability to craft your army to suit your style by changing the classes within a profession.
Professions are what your soldiers do when they are not busy exchanging swords with the enemy. This affects what equipment they can use, and more importantly, afford. Nobles will feel safe in their heavy armour whereas commoners will struggle to defend themselves in leather scraps.
Playdek have turned to Kickstarter not to create the game, but to take it further and expand it. If they reach their initial goal, they will be able to bring Unsung Story to both PC and Mac. As more money is raised, other platforms such as PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS will be unlocked as well as extras such as challenge mode and arena mode.
Currently, they are at the stage where creative minds can run free. Both you and them have the freedom to put forward ideas which will then be reigned in and developed upon to create a game that I hope to see become Matsuno’s third perfect 40.
Update #1: Unsung Story was successfully funded on February 15th.