Video Game / Blazing Souls Accelate

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Blazing Souls Accelate is a Strategy RPG developed by Neverland and published by Idea Factory in Japan and Aksys Games in North America. It's a port of a game from the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 that was never localized, and it's somehow related to most games developed by Idea Factory.

Nearly twenty years after the Seven-Years War (And following its True Ending), the world starts to recover from the massive chain of wars and mankind in Neverland seems to be finally reaching peace. However, a shady team of Artificial Humans known as Human Genomes have very different plans: They desire to supplant and replace mankind.

The story begins with Zelos, the protagonist, making his living as an independent contractor. One day he is investigating a certain site. It is there that he finds a mysterious stone infused with a powerful magic known as the Core Elemental. As he takes on more and more jobs to investigate other locations, he discovers more and more Core Elemental stones. On his travels, he begins to encounter the Human Genomes, and confronts events that are linked to both their creators and, unknowingly, his own past.

Zelos also appears in the crossover games Chaos Wars and Cross Edge.

Has a Character Page on the works.

Provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: The in-game gallery provides biographies for all the characters, and clues to the story.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: You are limited to five, sometimes six units in the field.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: The previous game, Spectral Souls Ressurrection Of The Ethereal Empires, was the first one from the Neverland Franchise to see a western release and had better luck with the translation than this one. Names estabilished for the western audience in SS 2 ended up mistranslated (Leeza for returning character Liza is a glaring example), and in one dialogue, Isaac's name gets exchanged for that of another party member, Carla.
  • Easy Amnesia: Aria and Zelos.
  • Fake Difficulty: The game would be so much easier if things were just explained better. Also, the "Blind Idiot" Translation for some cases doesn't help.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: For some damn reason, the PSP version, after you get equipped enough, has a glaring bug when changing equipment that may freeze the PSP and force you to restart the console. It's alleviated if you do it on the battle sorting screen, along with de-equipping all of your gear and going on a specific order of gearing for changing equipment. Nonetheless, it's quite glaring that this bug ended up in the final version, as both the PS2 and X360 versions don't have it. If done in an emulator, the bug will crash the emulator instead.
    • The Android version, made on a better engine, doesn't have this bug, however.
  • Guide Dang It!: There's very little explanation in the game. So if you want to complete all the collections, solve the puzzles, gain all the characters and gain the true ending, you need a guide.
  • Level Grinding: Makes it easier to skip/complete some puzzles.
    • Level Scaling: It follows the strongest character you deploy on field, sending more vicious variants of the monsters if you're overleveled. Better level your team equally if you want to stand a chance.
      • Or then you can overgear a particular party member and solo the battlefield for the grinding. It's quite feasible.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The original PS2 version already had a big team. Blazing Infinity for the Xbox 360 adds Jadore and Snow, links them to the main story, and makes Zelena, Edward and Hermes playable as part of your team near the end. Accelate on top of that adds Hiro, Roze and Yunellia as bonus characters, but these three don't have any effect on the story, however.
    • A massive shame for Hiro's case, as she's Jadore's younger sister and is still around by the time of this game.
  • Mass Monster Slaughter Sidequest: Some titles will have you hunting specific monsters.
  • Monster Allies: With the Capture Skill, you can bring monsters to fight for you for three turns. You can also mix and match them to get stronger ones or use them to get new skills.
  • Optional Party Member: On Accelate, you can recruit Hiro, Roze and Yunellia as they were in Spectral Souls Ressurrection Of The Ethereal Empires.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Liza, since Spectral Souls 2.
  • Recycled Set: Some maps on this game, and Abyssal Gate has you visiting every of the game's maps on a more generic background and texture.
  • Randomly Drops: Unless you overkill an enemy, booty is random. Then again, you can just steal it with Nguyen or Fairuza and be done with it. Well, except for Overkill-exclusive looting, of course.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Zelos pictured above.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Kaye, and only her partners know that she's a girl. Zelos manages to catch her changing clothes.
  • 20 Bear Asses: Expect a good lot of the Titles to demand you a specific amount of enemy drops or enemy kills. Some of them are even needed to advance the game.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Since you can use physical attacks on your own teammates, you can kill your own teammates for extra experience. The game doesn't penalize you for this if you remember to resuscitate all your characters before you clear the stage.
    • However, some of the ultimate weapons, along with breakers and scythes in general, will not allow you to hit your allies. Which makes things harder for users of those weapons. note 

Alternative Title(s): Blazing Souls

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