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[PlayStation 4] Crimson Spires Review

[PlayStation 4] Crimson Spires Review
  • On August 12, 2021

Crimson Spires from eastasiasoft and Woodsy Studio is a Rated M for Mature 3D visual novel on PS4. Learn more in our Crimson Spires review!


In Crimson Spires from eastasiasoft and Woodsy Studio, you’ll be taking on a Rated M for Mature 3D visual novel on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. You’ll be taking on the role of Sheriff Erika Wright, who must investigate a murder in the little town of Bataille. When she’s about to get started with her investigation, she ends up surrounded by mysterious glowing towers that rise from the ground. She’ll get to meet a varied cast of characters, from regular people to conspiracy theorists to even vampires!

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Since this is a visual novel game, you’ll be pressing the X button a lot to move the story forward as you read all of your character’s text, since she’s the only character without voice acting for this one – although the characters who do have voice acting won’t always speak all of their lines. There’s also the option of pressing the Square button to activate the Auto Mode, and you can skip text with the R2 button, which is useful for when you’re trying to go for a different ending during a new run. The twist is that this is a visual novel with 3D environments, so you’ll walk around with the left analog stick, turning the camera as needed with the right one and interacting with the X button.

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As you complete each of the different story paths that the game has to offer and depending on the choices you make, you’ll unlock new CG for each of the different characters you’ll interact with, as well as a special CG once you’ve collected all of the rest. These will be available under the Extras option from the main menu for Crimson Spires, and you can also replay through each of the specific story paths that will lead you toward a particular ending.

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There’s a pair of good news for trophy hunters that are interested in Crimson Spires. The first one is that Crimson Spires includes a Platinum trophy for you. The other good news? As long as you complete the game, you’re going to unlock all of the trophies in the game! The list is split into a short set of twelve trophies, with one Silver trophy and eleven Gold trophies, with your first trophy unlocking soon after you start your journey. Crimson Spires is out on PlayStation 4 as a cross-buy release, so you’ll get the PlayStation 5 version for free with your purchase, and each version has a separate trophy list.

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If you’re looking for an intriguing visual novel, then Crimson Spire is a good option on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It has a good cast of characters, the classic visual novel experience you’d expect, with different story paths and more than one ending. And once you’ve completed the game, there’s the New Game Plus option, which adds new story content. Crimson Spires is out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with a $19.99 asking price.

This Crimson Spires review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy eastasiasoft.

Review Overview

An intriguing visual novel with a supernatural twist