It's a passing point as people make the journey from the living world to the world of the dead (presumably the happy world of the dead, as opposed to the scary one). MORE FIGHTING STYLES... Her petals escaped into the four seasons that lie beyond the charmingly quirky haven of Napple Town, and to make matters worse, the seasons have been in a state of chaos lately, swarming with monsters. They also feature a few non 2.5D sections. Black Friday Sale: Take 20% Off All Giant Bomb Merch Until 11/30! But I did a have a small problem with the double jump though. Every single boss also has a different tune. 21h Comment. Love the community of people bringing games like this, Karous, Rent A Hero, Frame Gride, Grandia, Policenauts, Battle Golfer Yui, Shining Force III, and a host of Game Gear titles to English-speaking Sega fans lately. I liked this one because the music was really upbeat and made me want to dance because it made me think of the Mambo. By collecting so-called recipes, Alisia learns how to combine the elements into "Paffet" creatures, of which there are two kinds - the kind that serve as decoration for the Napple Tale world, and the kind which can be made to follow Alisia around throughout the levels. SEGAbits is a fansite that is not in any way officially affiliated with SEGA. I guess back in 2000 when it was released, the mainstream market was shifting more towards 3D role-playing games and the developers must not have thought it was worth translating. You can search for Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Bowl-of-Lentils ''Morning has come! It seems it is just too much of a task for many to bother with, which is surprising given the amount of dedication fans have given in translating other Sega RPGs over the years, but the one RPG about Sega itself as a company just some how is above everyone. A few of the quests are based on one of the game's more peculiar gameplay systems - its helper, or paffet (or puppet, as some have suggested) system. Alisia's jumping carries her far enough most of the time, and it's clear when you can and cannot make a leap. This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Yutaka Ohbuchi Top Rated Lists for Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream. There are some others that would be nice, but SOMETHING’S gotta keep me motivated to keep learning Japanese. A whole lot more than she had been counting on when going to the festival that night. I can't really say why, that's just how I felt. fatal occurrences won't kill Poach while she's in Napple World. "I'm late! From the moment Alisia steps into this world, one gets the feeling that she's entered a dream - although, according to the story, this is just the passage point to the Deep Dream World (probably the moment right before REM sleep). The helper system also amounts to a lot of waiting, usually for useless items. This is the story of Porch Arsia, a young girl who was mistakenly taken to the afterlife by a novice spirit guide named Straynap. More than feel like Klonoa I actually though this game felt a lot Zelda. The player can also be carried out collecting all cards and be sure that he or she has seen everything in the game. This is the story of Porch Arsia, a young girl who was mistakenly taken to the afterlife by a novice spirit guide named Straynap. Think of it like Crystal Dynamic's Pandemonium, only Alisia has limited freedom of movement into an out of the screen as well. The development of Sega's Dreamcast action-RPG Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream is wrapping up, and we have the latest screens for you. Each one has one function: recovering health, using a special attack, transforming into a. It's all actually hers to control, since it's her dream. The 2.5D platforming levels are designed with just as much attention to detail - their elegant design is the equivalent of the elegant storytelling which can be found in the Lewis Carrol classic. I liked Once Summer a lot because it was such a beautiful level and the water in it looked nice, even if it didn’t really look like real water. You end up going through the 2.5D levels multiple times, occasionally finding a new path. Take Napple Town and its populace, which consists of a combination frog-car (he's the mayor), an old lady who seems to be a witch, a man-cow who works at a bar and serves milk and more. Best of all, this world isn't just whimsical background fluff stringing together the platforming action. Of course it is very obvious when you boot the game up, that this is a game intended for a younger audiences so it is understandable. send you an email once approved. They had said the game was much like Klonoa, but that it was never going to be released here. It's also the only game with a mayor who's part frog, part car or a flamboyant cow who tends a milk bar, and that's a promise. I first heard about this game from EGM. If Porch is going to leave Napple World, she’ll have to tap into the power of the world’s mysterious residents and collect her six petals. he cried out as he flew towards the Summer festival grounds. MORE FIGHTERS... No sooner does Arsia (constantly referred to as Poach) arrive in Napple World than she loses her "petals", six spirits that allowed her to exist in the real world. Napple Tale is referred to by Sega as an RPG, because it's heavily quest-based. Straynup was under assignment, or so he believed, to receive someone called Poach from the festival. One of the biggest highlights about this game, at least for me, is the soundtrack which features music by Yoko Kanno and vocal performances by Maaya Sakamoto. The game's story takes place in Napple World, a fictional place that exists between the real world and the dream world. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Watch Video Read Article.