Critical Games‘ JRPG 8-Bit Adventures 1: The Forgotten Journey makes GOG retro fans happy.
8-Bit Adventures 1: The Forgotten Journey Remastered Edition could have been released during the NES era with its charming pixel art look and retro music, and that’s probably why this old-school adventure about a warrior, thief, and a mage who go on a quest to save the world by finding three elemental treasures works as a nostalgic look back into the past.
Of course this story should sound familiar to anyone growing up with Final Fantasy or other JRPGs, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that one flies in an airship, although using a snowcraft or whirlwind is a bit quirkier. Turn-based combat is a given, although just like the rest of the game, there’s plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor to keep things fresh.
8-Bit Adventures 1: The Forgotten Journey Remastered Edition was originally released in March 2015, being a remake of the 2013 game, and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 60% launch discount that lasts until August 16, 2021, at 1 PM UTC. As the title suggests, a sequel is in the making and already announced for this year.