In Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage you control a young hero, Alaron, and a team of four adventurers in a quest across the fantasy world of Aidyn. During the game, the party members can progressively acquire several weapons and armors, but also many other items and a wide array of spells.
Aidyn Chronicles is a role-playing video game. Specifically, it belongs to the sub-genre of Japanese-style RPVGs, even if it is made in the USA.
Three aspects that can define the genre of RPGs are listed here, and they apply to Aidyn Chronicles as well:
- Text is an essential part of the game, and the characters have to talk and interact with non-evil characters to proceed in the adventure;
- There are permanent upgrades, in the form of enhancements of the various attributes of the characters (attack, strength, magic etc.);
- There is freedom of exploration, all the areas are connected by an "overworld", and areas that have been previously cleared can usually be re-visited; in other words, the game is non-linear.
Japanese-style RPVGs like Aidyn Chronicles focus more on the plot, while American-style RPVGs focus more on exploration and "body-building" of the characters. Nevertheless, all three aspects are present in every RPG.
Notable Japanese-style RPVGs made in USA, like Aidyn Chronicles:
Somehow, all these games have received mixed reviews at best.