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Video Game / Ara Fell

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Just your normal vampire-infested snowy floating islands - what?
Inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and magical girl anime, Ara Fell is an RPG Maker 2003 role-playing game with light-hearted bite. It was made by Badluck and can be found here.

Set on an archipelago of floating islands above the dreaded "Abyss", the plucky heroine, Lita LeCotta, finds and puts on a cursed ring. When she comes back to her home town, she finds that a war against a long-dormant threat is looming, and with new allies, she must learn to wield the power she now has to save the world.

Ara Fell was released commercially on Steam on June 2 2016, and this can be found here.


Tropes found in Ara Fell:

  • Being Evil Sucks: Most of the saner vampires are not happy with their curse and are willing to do anything to get the Sunstone, which they believe can restore them to being normal humans and elves.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Baramon is killed, but the Sunstone shattered in the process, causing the continent to fall into the Abyss. Not everyone survived, but those who did live through the fall start to rebuild their civilisation on the surface.
  • Clingy Macguffin: Lita's ring. She puts it on because it looks pretty, but it won't come off. And with it comes the power of the Sunstone, a mysterious spirit advisor, and a heavy burden.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: You can meet the entire playable cast within five minutes of starting the game.
  • Evil Chancellor: Maranda. She keeps the king ill and rules in his name, plotting to lead Atana's army into a battle they cannot win against the vampires.
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  • Floating Continent: Ara Fell consists of a set of islands floating high above the surface, which is referred to as the Abyss. The people believe their goddess lifted the islands to save them when the Abyss became uninhabitable.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The last phase of the Final Boss fight has the boss getting consecutive turns to deal multiple normal attacks, all of which deal the damage cap.
  • Idiot Heroes: Arguably both Lita and Adrian due to their reckless dungeon crawling, although Seri Kesu and Dorian make up for their cute antics.
  • Inevitable Tournament: The very first story arc is an archery tournament. However, it isn't playable and Lita will win in a cutscene.
  • Lawful Stupid: Zigzagged. Most of Atana's soldiers see Maranda as Obviously Evil, but still follow her authority due to the law and chain of command. However, the party manages to convince some of them to stand up to her.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires seem to have the standard blood-sucking and aversion to sunlight, but the ruins under Atana reveals that they will eventually mutate, which may explain why they want to become humans and/or gods instead.
  • Playable Epilogue: After the fighting is over, you can see how the game's cast is adjusting to a very different world.
  • Resigned to the Call: Lita often bemoans how much is expected of her, but sees no way to escape it.
  • Scenery Porn: Even today, the maps are considered some of the most gorgeously-designed maps in RPG Maker history.
  • Taken for Granite: The elves, finding they could not fight the vampires, turned themselves to stone hoping it would starve the vampires. They in turn became dormant, but woke up weakened.
  • The Chosen One: Defied. Lita is burdened with saving the world from the vampires, but the elven spirits did not choose her; she is simply the first person to have put on the ring.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • Nash's side wants to use the Sunstone to undo their vampirism, even if it means going to war with humanity.
    • Doren and Talani consider their fellow elven survivors to be misguided in turning themselves to stone just to prevent the Sunstone's use, despite how it forces the Sunstone into a state where Ara Fell may no longer float. Though the elves may have a point if someone like Baramon used it to become an insane godlike demon.


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