Whatever the story behind the development history of The Crystal Bearers, things clearly didn't pan out. This game is a mini-game collection masquerading as an epic adventure, and it doesn't even pull that off well. The battle system is practically pointless and the story feels like a hackjob, lacking any depth whatsoever. There is nothing to recommend about The Crystal Bearers, a shallow embarrassment of a game that takes any progress the Crystal Chronicles series has made and undoes it. Here's hoping this game is completely ignored and the developers move back to the multiplayer roots of the series.