I have fond memories of Kartia: The Word of Fate, even though I never got around to finishing either facet of the game back in the day. Jake Alley’s glowing retrospective suggests that those warm recollections are, in fact, on the mark. So that’s nice.
What’s not-so-nice is the fact that Atlus hasn’t made the game available for purchase on PlayStation Network. That’s just gosh-darned criminal.
Somewhere in between nice and not-so-nice is Yoshitaka’s promotional art for the game, as seen above. I can’t figure that dude out. Sometimes his work is jaw-dropping. Other times it looks like he didn’t even have his eyes open. Unfortunately, Kartia’s art leans more toward the latter.