99 spirits in its true form is like any of those nostalgic PS2 style RPGs that work on the turn based action system and have characters with huge hair or bosoms. The story of the 99 spirits follows the heroine Hanabusa’s life journey when her town is attacked by many forms of an ancient evil called Tsukumogami, killing her mother in the wake of its destruction. So Hanabusa swears revenge and is aided by a White Fox that gives her a magic sword to recognize the Tsukumogamis and then destroy them.
Good old Japan for you!
You walk freely among the places in the game world, point and click here and there. Stuffs are just lying around, Pick up items to sell at the vending shops, pick up gems to repair your sword (yes, there’s a meter for that!) and pick up food to sate your hunger (a meter for this one too, although it’s pointless). So basically it’s all very plain at the first sight, kind of like Phantom Brave. But the true appeal lies in its fight mechanics, where once you get attacked by a demon, the Tsukumogami, you have to recognize its true nature to make it vulnerable and then destroy it.
This system is great, but may get repetitive after some time when you encounter the regular demons but big and boss demons are really fun to tackle on.
Developed by TORalKI and published by Fruitbat Factory, the game was released for PC on 31st May 2013 for the United States.
The game was basically conceived for its unique battle system-‘guess the true form of evil to turn it into a vulnerable form and then finish it’. And that is it, apart from that we see nothing else that we have not seen before. So go for it if you are looking for old time-y RPGs, it’s not a bad game though!