Krai Mira: Extended Cut is a post apocalyptic RPG with clear inspirations from the original Fallout games.
Krai Mira: Extended Cut is a RPG that takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting. The story is set on an island, in a radioactive wasteland with the title being derived from it, Krai Mira. It is a very interesting title, with extremely obvious inspirations from Fallout and Fallout 2, much like the Wasteland games and a few other titles.
The story is unique, although pretty straightforward, which isn’t a bad thing, the only issue that I have is that it does not really get fleshed out or built upon all that much, which is a shame as I would really love to get to fall in love with this world as I learn more and more about its lore and history.
The game was developed with the Unity engine, take from that as you will (Many great games have been developed on this engine and it is a really decent engine, however it being free has allowed for many trash games and asset dumps, you will find plenty on Steam) and has a more modern version of the original Fallout gameplay, where there is a point and click element to it but with real-time responses (unlike Fallout and Fallout 2). You are able to freely move your character around wherever you point and click, as long as they are not obstructed by anything. Krai Mira is also nowhere near as unforgiving as the original Fallout games, and in Krai Mira when needing to head somewhere, you don’t have to explore and figure it all out for yourself, which is great for the more maintstream Fallout fan who’s keen to try out something similar to the original Fallout experience without the biggest harshities that were a part of the older games.
fair warning, there is partial nudity in Krai Mira, in the form of topless women who are prostitutes who you can find in ‘taverns’ but if this got you excited for some frisky action, I have a tale of woe for you. You are able to hire the prostitutes, however the screen simply fades to black, you hear some moans and then it fades back in. So unless you are some major audiophile, this probably will be a waste of time and nuts (the in game currency of course).
Combat in this game is alright. It works very similar to Fallout and Fallout 2 where taking steps costs Action Points, the only difference is it plays out in real time. Clicking on an enemy will make you attack them and the further you are away from them the more Action Points it will cost you. A nice feature is that next to the cursor while you are doing this, the game displays how many Action Points it will cost you, which is awesome. The only real problem I have found with the combat is that sometimes while clicking on an enemy, the game thinks that you are clicking past them and your character will start to walk instead of engaging in the combat, which sucks. Thankfully this does not happen all that often and you do learn to place your clicks precisely to avoid this from happening at all.
Dialogue could, and should most definitely be fleshed out. The protagonist seems surprised at everything, all the time and has always been popular with games like these is being able to choose ever so slightly what your character has to say. This really allows the player to get immersed into the game and the character, even when their dialogue options don’t actually change what happens all that much.
Overall I would definitely recommend Krai Mira: Extended Cut, especially if you are looking for a game like the original Fallout games. If $5 is a bit much to try this title out, it does go on sale every few months. Final Verdict: 6.5/10 – Good deal, has potential. Bonus +0.5 – you can get a cool doge friend.