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Radiata Stories

Genre: Action/RPG
Developer/Publisher: tri-Ace/Square Enix
Platform: PS2
Japan Release Date: 27 Jan 2005
US (NTSC) Release Date: 6 Sep 2005
EU (PAL) Release Date: N/A
Official Sites: Japan | North America

Radiata Stories is another single title created by tri-Ace in conjunction with Square Enix. Unfortunately while the game did hit US shores it never went beyond that into the PAL countries.

In the center of the world lies the human kingdom of Radiata. People throughout the land sing of its glory. Sharing the world with the humans are the fairy creatures. Dwarves, elves, goblins and others all lead their different lives. Although the are not exactly friends, humans and non-humans are able to live in harmony.

In one small village, a young boy called Jack lives together with his sister. Dreaming of becoming a great knight like his father before him, he sets out one day to try out for the famous Royal Radiata Knights.

Kicking is one particular feature of the gameplay that stands out. Players are able to kick anyone or anything in sight, which may either yield items or initiate a battle. The game also allows players to recruit NPCs. After satisfying the requirements, the character is added to Jack's Friends List. In battle, Jack is the only character who is able to be controlled by the player. Jack can issue commands to the other AI-controlled characters.