Crimson Gem Saga Is Back… As A Rock, Paper, Scissors Game

By Eugene . May 18, 2014 . 2:01pm


Astonishia Story and its sequel Crimson Gem Saga were pretty decent roleplaying games. Now, Korea’s Netmarble have published a new version for smartphones called Astonishia Vs., which is… a rock, paper, scissors 3D action game. Really.



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Players pick their characters and deck them out with card attacks which seem to correspond to your three choices during combat. You then hammer away at your chosen bet and pray its 33.33333333333% chance nets you victory for that round of combat.


Sit back and relax after that as characters then execute whichever special move—ranging from bashing down with massive battleaxes or speedily pincushioning foes with arrows—is attached to that action. Repeat till one side keels over.


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Admittedly, the 3D graphics are nice, and naturally there’s the random-collection element for new moves, weapons and characters to keep you playing as well.


Astonishia Vs. is available now on iOS and Android. You’ll need Kakao—a chat application similar to Line or WhatsApp—in order to log in as well.



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  • JonathanisPrimus
    • harmonyworld

      I don’t know what you are trying to say with this picture

  • Masa

    Wow, this looks like so much fu……nope, none at all.

  • chibidw
  • Ereek

    This article feels like an emotional rollercoaster. My hopes inflated up at the thought of a new game in the series, zigzagged a bit as I read RPS, and then crashed down once I finished reading the article.

  • MaximDualBlade

    Reading the title left me such an impression that I come here to comment my dissapointment XD

  • 하세요

    It’s like Korean iOS / Android week, yo.

  • Zer0faith

    “This…this is the next installment we’ve all been waiting for.”

    -No One Ever.

    • SlickRoach

      GOTY 2014. Calling it now!

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      nobody want’s one

      • Eilanzer

        i want one since the end of the first game man…Don´t talk for others…

  • 33.33333333333% ( =_=)

  • makubexnas
  • MagisterXII

    Crimson Gem Saga was pretty decent, not Astonishia Story. And this trailer in no way reminded me of either game, lol.

  • new_tradition

    Crimson Gem Saga is on sale on PSN for 5 bucks btw

  • DanielGearSolid

    Never beat it… Gonna start over tonight

  • Aspenharls

    RPS kid from JoJo’s better be an optional boss in this.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    So one of the prettiest PSP RPG’s got turned into a… rock paper scissors simulator?

    Well, this is awkward.

  • Merrick

    Alex Kidd as DLC?

  • Notquitesure?

    Fate/Extra had a similar system with the scissors paper rock and it is was fun

  • Fen Y

    “Admittedly, the 3D graphics are nice, and naturally there’s the
    random-collection element for new moves, weapons and characters to keep
    you playing as well.”

    In my time, this was done with good gameplay :(
    Sigh, “progression”.

  • Jumbokitty724

    This is rather depressing.

  • VWinds

    And yet another RPG franchise is murdered with a shitty mobile sequel…

  • FTM

    I actually find this an exciting and innovative idea, especially for the mobile platforms. Everyone understands rock-paper-scissors, and this could inspire some casual types to get down with a very colorful, East-action title.
    I like this. I’d definitely check this out if it came west.

  • Postnjam

    What?! B-but what about the big F**k you cliffhanger at the end of the original?

  • Did he just say Astonishia Story was decent? Aha…hahaha…ha… *faints*

    • Brandonmkii

      I know, right? Probably one of the only psp games I’ve ever returned.

    • Reuben Schwartzschild

      im playing it right now it’s really fun imo

      • Give it time. ^_~

        • Reuben Schwartzschild

          well i beat it yesterday and i had fun with it. ending was kinda lame though lol!

  • CRIMSON GEM SAGA IS BACK!! i litterally bounce out of my chair!

    and then i read this “As A Rock, Paper, Scissors Game, Deck?! cards ?! iOS and Android ?! ” Star ocean and many other murdered RPG franchise trauma is coming back…. Hughh i need my Medications…

  • KnifeAndFork

    Another RPG murdered by the ever elusive Mobage RPG serial killer!

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