13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a video game where players take control of thirteen different characters, who interact with each other to build a larger narrative. The gameplay is split into three sections: “Adventure”, with exploration and dialogue taking priority and advancing the narrative; “Battle”, where characters equip mecha and engage in pausable real-time battles against enemies; and “Archives”, which documents event scenes and important items and characters.
During the adventure segments, the player explores two-dimensional (2D) side-scrolling environments, interacting with elements of the environments in a non-linear manner. Several elements move in real-time regardless of the player’s actions, and choices can be made which alter the outcome of some scenes. Keywords spoken by characters are added to a “Cloud Sync” database, which can be accessed to trigger both internal monologues and initiate new dialogue.
Title: 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim
Genres: Adventure game, Real-time strategy
Publishers: Atlus, Atlus USA