Marcus Estrada writes: "Perhaps 2015 will be known as the "Year of Promising JRPGs." Recently we saw the incredible success of Edge of Eternity and now another (although completely different sort of JRPG) launched on Kickstarter. It's called Melancholy Republic and cites its inspirations from some of the most well-known and well-loved of the genre: Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger. In keeping with its more classic references the game also has a more retro flair. Take a look at the screenshots and you'll definitely it feels like a game pulled from the 16-bit era."