Brave Story: New Traveler

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Brave Story: New Traveler
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Developer(s) Game Republic
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Yoshiki Okamoto
Yoshinori Takenaka
Writer(s) Tadashi Satomi
Hideyuki Ishizeki
Composer(s) Manase Kawasaki
Minako Seki
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • AS July 4, 2006
  • JP July 6, 2006
  • NA July 31, 2007
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Brave Story: New Traveler (ブレイブ・ストーリー 新たなる旅人 Bureibu Stōrī: Aratanaru Tabibito?) is a video game loosely based in the world of the novel and manga Brave Story. It was released in Asia on July 4, 2006, and in Japan two days later. An English version, published and localized by Xseed Games, was released on July 31, 2007 in North America.

Plot summary[edit]

The game starts off with the player as the main protagonist, called Tatsuya as the default name, and introduces us to his best friend, whose default name is Miki. The story kicks off with Tatsuya and Miki sitting on a bench. Tatsuya is too immersed in the game he is playing on his PSP to notice that Miki is missing. Kratos, Miki's dog, barks and shows Tatsuya where Miki is and thus he finds her unconscious on the ground, sick by some unknown illness. He wishes for her to become better, and suddenly, a voice magically appears and asks Tatsuya if he wants to save his friend and make her healthy again. He agrees and thus the adventure begins in an unknown land separated from the rest of the world in order to seize 5 different gems for the Traveler's Sword he holds so he can return to his own world and restore Miki back to good health.

The game is based on the Japanese novel Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe, and features some of the original cast, although the main characters Tatsuya and Miki (as well as most of Tatsuya's party) are original creations for the game.

Gameplay[edit]

After beating the game and watching the credits, the player can save over their current playthrough. The new file is marked with a star and is entitled "Epilogue". Resuming the game from the star-marked file allows the player to continue the game from the last save point but with access to the new Roster feature under Settings. Roster allows the player to place the guest characters Wataru, Meena, Kee Keema, Mitsuru and Kutz into their party any time they please; the guest characters are now at Level 60+ and have new equipment and abilities. There will also be an extra part of the game to complete, The Earthrift.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A[2]
Destructoid 5/10[3]
Game Informer 7.25/10[4]
GamePro 4/5 stars[5]
GameSpot 6.5/10[6]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[7]
GameZone 8.2/10[8]
IGN 7.3/10[9]
PSM 7.5/10[10]
X-Play 3/5 stars[11]

Brave Story: New Traveler received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brave Story: New Traveler for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mielke, James (July 31, 2007). "Brave Story: New Traveler". 1UP.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Nicholson, Brad (July 18, 2008). "Review scraps: Brave Story: New Traveler". Destructoid. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Juba, Joe (September 2007). "Brave Story: New Traveler". Game Informer (173). Archived from the original on January 21, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Son Of The Shining Path (August 23, 2007). "Review: Brave Story: New Traveler". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 4, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Dodson, Joe (August 16, 2007). "Brave Story: New Traveler Review". GameSpot. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ Steinberg, Steve (August 28, 2007). "GameSpy: Brave Story: New Traveler". GameSpy. Archived from the original on September 5, 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (August 2, 2007). "BRAVE STORY: NEW TRAVELER - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Miller, Greg (July 25, 2007). "Brave Story: New Traveler Review". IGN. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Review: Brave Story: New Traveler". PSM: 82. September 2007. 
  11. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan (August 30, 2007). "Brave Story: New Traveler". X-Play. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 

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