By Spencer . November 26, 2010 . 1:25pm
You can’t recover dead bodies and revive them from ashes in Tale of the Last Promise, Imageepoch’s first self-published game. Once a character dies you can’t fight with them again.
Producer Yosuke Uda explains this in a developer blog and also says the game’s atmosphere is a high tension scenario. From the beginning of the game, players are thrown into a hopeless situation. Tale of the Last Promise focuses on a war between magic kingdom of Yggdra and armored Savi Shantie soldiers. Being surrounded by enemies gives players the feeling of a no escape situation.
To keep the tension flowing during gameplay, Uda realized the scariest thing about an RPG is losing everything, which is why Tale of the Last Promise has a permadeath system.