Despite the rather dramatic-sounding plot, The Crystal Bearers is actually an extremely lighthearted game. For the most part, Layle is an enjoyable protagonist. He doesn't seem to overly care much about what is happening and takes everything in stride. Instead of being angsty over being a potential outcast, he cheerfully uses his powers and doesn't care if people call him a freak. Likewise, the cast is filled with energetic and fun individuals, and the straightforward adventure story has very little that could be called deep or thought-provoking. Some of the writing is a little weak and really hinders the plot.