One of the better freeware “indie” console-style RPGs ever made, Mysterious Song features hand-drawn 2D tile graphics, rendered battle backgrounds, a nice original score, and solid gameplay. Embark on a quest to discover your true identity. |
True to its console influences, Mysterious Song is very easy to learn and play. You can equip your party members and check their stats via a console-style menu. The writing is generally good, although there are a few obvious typos and awkward sentences. Monsters are well-coded, and battles are generally well-balanced – magic users and fighters are both essential to success. One of the game’s high points is the plot development: it's full of surprising twists and turns throughout the very linear mission-based arc (i.e. do X for Y to get to Z).
In short, Mysterious Song is a competently coded amateur RPG that should keep console fans happy for a while. The game is a bit on the short side – 10 hours or less of play time, but it’s quite enjoyable throughout. Here’s hoping that DarkDread and his team would continue with bigger and better sequels. Recommended!Reviewed by: Underdogs