Tales of the Elements, a game adaption of the album of the same name, is a mixture of Hip Hop, JRPG, & party-style goodness! Featuring Mega Ran, K-Murdock, and Last BeNeVoLeNcE, experience a fast-paced 2D Japanese-style action RPG for up to 4 players!
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February 9

Tales of the Elements 2nd Chapter is HERE!

Hey, guys!

Last BeNeVoLeNcE--

I'm really pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Chapter of Tales of the Elements!

You can find it on the Steam Store right here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/779720/Tales_of_the_Elements__2nd_Chapter/

If you're curious to know what this 2nd Chapter is about--No problem! But, first--It might be a little easier for me to share a bit of the story behind the project as a whole, first. So, here's what we got:

Tales of the Elements was produced and recorded back in 2015 as 2 separate Hip Hop albums. The concept of it was that each album would be like a separate "disc" that made up a full JRPG like they did with most JRPG games back on the first Playstation.

Once we finished we decided to make them into 2 episodic games but after some time, those games turned into a single game with the second part being DLC for the main game.

Why would I recommend 2nd Chapter?

You can think of 2nd Chapter like as if it's your "second disc." With it, you can experience the full story and side content as well--It literally has the same amount of content as the First Chapter (the main game)!

But, there are a couple of ways that you can get it:

You can get 2nd Chapter by itself (see the link above) or you can get it bundled together at a discount with the album right here on Steam!:

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5922/Tales_of_the_Elements_2C__Full_Story/


Or--if you haven't gotten the main game yet--You can get both chapters (including their albums) all in one bundle at a discount here:

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5924/Tales_of_the_Elements__Complete/


This has been a real passion project for me and I really appreciate everyone who's contributed and supported it!

Thanks and again--Feel free to contact me directly or post up here for any questions that are Tales of the Elements related!


- LB
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January 8

Tales of the Elements 2nd Chapter Coming Soon! (Big FC Update, too!)

Hello, everyone!

This is Last BeNeVoLeNcE and I have some great news!


First off, the issue that some of us were experiencing with the game installing itself as an empty folder has been fixed! So, the new update for the game is fully tested and working! I apologize for any inconvenience that issue may have caused in the last couple of days.

Second, Tales of the Elements 2nd Chapter is finally coming out on February 9th and you can even check out the trailer and screenshots in the store!:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/779720/Tales_of_the_Elements__2nd_Chapter/

The 2nd Chapter will include a bunch of new content--The second half of the story, 2 new playable characters, new locations, new special stages, several different endgame sidequests, and secret bosses!

That's not even the best part--even though it will DOUBLE the content of the base game, the price is set to be only $3.99!

How come?

This is because the Tales of the Elements 2C album will be completely optional and will be available for purchasing separately or together with the game. And of course, it will be only $2.99.


Third--After finishing up 2C, I've added in a new update for FC which fixes several different bugs as well as adds in the hand drawn art used in the maps of 2C (Drawn by Snowberry, the same artist who's done the cover artwork for 2C's album)!

There have also been some changes to the game's systems. For one, BeNeVoLeNcE's "Sample-flip" ability is now useable through one single skill instead of being available as 3 different skills. This is more convenient for players because there's no need to switch skills when trying to use the sample-flip that corresponds to whatever is equipped to BeNeVoLeNcE's secondary equipment/weapon slot.


I'm really looking forward to the release of 2C as it brings a lot of much needed improvements, content, and enhancements to the game!

As always, thank you guys for your support and if you have any questions or if you find any bugs--feel free to post up in the community forums or send me a message anytime!

Edit:

I received a bit of feedback and I thought it would be a good idea to address some concerns right here:

I intended to release the "2nd Chapter" with some new achievements to unlock but there was no way to do that besides adding it to the base game's achievement stats.

But after receiving some much-needed feedback, I realize that it wasn't a good idea so I've decided to remove the achievements for 2C. All of the achievements are now fully unlockable in FC alone! Hopefully this is a positive development for our completionists!

Also:

The "2nd Chapter" DLC is separate from the main game to match the albums' releases. They're meant to be episodic with FC as the first game and album then 2C continuing as the DLC and second album. Hopefully that clears some things up!

For any questions about it--feel free to post up here in the community or email me at: lastbenevolence@outlook.com!

Thanks!

- LB


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Reviews

“The amount of heart and soul Last BeNeVoLeNcE put into his entire Tales of the Elements project is readily apparent. There is simply no denying this game's eccentric vibe and excellent soundtrack.”
67% – RPGFan

About This Game

What do you get when you mix Hip Hop, JRPGs, fast-paced action, and 4-player couch co-op?

Tales of the Elements is an indie action role-playing game adaptation of the album of the same name, developed by the album's producer and recording artist, Last BeNeVoLeNcE. While similar to the classic style of Japanese RPGs of the 90s, TotEFC blends Hip Hop music and culture with the characteristics and setting of a traditional JRPG to create a world of fantasy and style!

Starring music producer and recording artist Last BeNeVoLeNcE, the legendary “Chip Hop” pioneer Mega Ran, and Panacea producer K-Murdock!

Key Features:
- Based on the Hip Hop album of the same name
- Japanese-style RPG storytelling like the classics of the 90’s
- True 4-player co-op action battle system with X-Box 360 gamepad support
- A great soundtrack that features a unique blend of Hip Hop and RPG music
- Hip Hop themed mechanics that are rewarding but optional
- Highly challenging gameplay that features light puzzle-solving progression--No maps or quest markers!
- Secret bosses and a hidden unlockable that literally breaks the 4th wall
- Developed by the artist who produced and recorded the album

Tales of the Elements has also been updated with additional features (as of 2018) such as:
- 8 Speed-based 3D Special Stages for unlocking secrets
- Main Cast Character Voiceovers (along with additional supporting cast voiceovers)
- Hand-drawn character dialogue portraits and map sprites.

A free copy of the Tales of the Elements FC album is available when purchasing the game!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU w/ 1GB Video RAM minimum
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Runs at 640x480 (Press "Alt+Enter" for fullscreen); Because the game engine uses the CPU to process graphics instead of GPU, some parts of the game such as the Special Stages can be CPU intensive for a 2.0 Ghz processor and may require something a bit more powerful; Also--Xbox 360 Gamepad does not work when "Xbox Configuration Support" is activated in Steam Big Picture.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: 3.7 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU w/ 2GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Runs at 640x480 (Press "Alt+Enter" for fullscreen)

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