Colombian developer Dreams Uncorporated and California-based indie publisher Modus Games have confirmed that their colorful retro JRPG, Cris Tales, has received its first patch for PS5 and PC.
The new update is available to download now and will add a ton of tweaks, bug fixes, as well as some additional PC-specific graphics options. At the time of writing, the patch is only available for PS5 and PC. It is currently unknown when it will be rolled out to other platforms.
The news comes via a blog post on the official Modus Games site. The most striking addition this update will bring is a much-needed final balance. Specifically, the patch will prevent The Empress Of Time’s difficult endgame boss from constantly healing herself.
For a full breakdown of the new additions this new update will bring, here are the full Cris Tales patch notes:
Fixed numerous bugs.
- (For PC) Added first set of graphical configuration options, including aspect ratio and vSync options
- (For PC) Fixed display issues in ultra-wide screen mode
- Fixed numerous user reported soft crashes
- Fixed an achievement that couldn’t be unlocked.
- Fixed enemies occasionally not spawning during a battle in the Salt Mines.
- Fixed the “burn” icon getting distorted when using Impact Hits.
- Adjusted prices for tents
- Adjusted price for the distortion ring
- Crisbell now learns Heal at level 2
- The Empress will now use perfect heal for only two turns.
Interestingly, our own Ed McGlone reviewed Cris Tales on PC and ran into some of his own gameplay issues involving the controller. Unfortunately, it appears that the specific bug you encountered has not been addressed in this update. However, hopefully, it will be fixed at some point in the future. All that said, he still enjoyed his time and the title was finally awarded 3/5, concluding:
Take that away from Cris Tales and you’re left with a lovely and useful RPG that’s also packed with quite a few flaws and questionable design options. Cris Tales is definitely worth playing if you’re looking for something lighthearted and a bit old-school. Just keep your expectations low when it comes to a time-based game.