"A strategy role-playing game is a strategy role-playing game, right? You start out as an unlikely hero, pull together a small force that grows larger as the game progresses, and you work together to save the kingdom. The king dies, the princess fights alongside you. Archers go first. Protect the leader. Blah blah. Lather, rinse, and repeat.
That's not the case with Eternal Poison, the latest SRPG from Atlus and developer Flight-Plan. Originally released as Poison Pink in Japan, this title ditches the medieval bore-a-thon world for a gothic, dark one. And forget dudes in armor with swords: Eternal Poison's lead character is a bitchy blonde black lace-wearing witch named Thage. And the enemies? They're anything but normal -- they're freaks."