An Action RPG by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation, which was released as Dewprism in Japan. The player can choose to follow the adventures of Rue or Mint as they quest for a powerful artifact, known as the Dewprism, that can reshape reality.Rue has been living with Claire, a friend he loves as a sister, since she rescued him years ago. When she is killed shielding him from the "Arm of Death," he vows to find the Dewprism in order to bring her back. Rue's story is more serious with truly exceptional writing.Mint is a princess horrified to learn she's been passed over in the line of succession for her younger sister. Enraged, she vows to find the Dewprism and take back what is rightfully hers, and then some. In fact, nothing less will do than rulership over the whole world. Mint serves as comedic relief and a selfish foil for Rue's selflessness. Her quest is generally believed to be less powerfully written but more fun.A manga was planned, but later scrapped, though various fan works do exist including a game starring Mint and Maya.
This game provides examples of:
Action Mom: Mira, who not only fights her way through a forest full of ghouls during the invasion of Carona, but also faces down Trap Master with nothing but her blade and a badass boast.
"You need to learn some manners. I guess I'll have to teach you."
Eleventh Hour Superpower: Both characters get one for the final battle. Rue gains the ability to guard attacks and Mint is given the Cosmos spell type. When combined with Gold Magic (only Gold and Cosmos combine) she can cast the Valiant spell.
Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: There is a scene in both character's storylines where the Prima Doll has a temporary breakdown about soon fulfilling his purpose and afterward being considered worthless. Rue calmly talks him out of his slump. Mint slaps him and goes off on a rage about how pathetic he sounds.
Grand Theft Me: Valen does this to Claire and Rue. He hijacks Claire's body in Rue's storyline and temporarily successfully hijacks Rue's body in Mint's storyline and only attempted in failure in Rue's storyline..
Happily Adopted: Prima Doll is adopted by Klaus' family at the end of either story.
Level Grinding: To get past 3 blocks of ice you may have to grind. Other than that there's virtually none.
In fact, there aren't levels at all - your max HP will go up gradually as you get hit by monsters, and your max MP is raised by using MP up. You can also buy stat boosts from a shop in Corona, if you've got the cash for it.
Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Rue starts out marginally stronger than Mint, but has a limited number of transformations that aren't particularly powerful and his only character wise enhancements are increase in stats. Mint, on the other hand, gains access to wide ranges of spell types such as healing, barriers, and magic waves. And the way MP works in the game, most of it can be recovered within ten seconds. By the end of their respective storylines, Mint grossly overpowers Rue gameplay wise.