FARIA: Ghosts of the Stream Available Now for $0.99
"Clouds behind clouds and the weather-beaten trails that call..." Who knows when the desire first beguiled young Fiona Lightspyre; lesser known is even why she harbored the urge? In the quaint village of Lillybrook, burrowed within the southeastern corner of the Forest Realm of the Aerith, the Brackenbrook river flows. Other than its length, it is neither remarkable in breadth nor flow. Yet despite this, Fiona always cherished the desire to one day follow it up north to espy its source and witness where such a stream might originate.
At the age of seventeen, like it does to most young Akita such as herself, the song of the wild trumpets her name. No tragedy or impending doom catalyses her desire to roam and as such, a grand, delightful adventure awaits our doe-eyed heroine in those untamed and unbridled wilds. Join Fiona and discover the thrill of such a voyage as you make acquaintances, forge friendships and venture headlong into lands largely unknown to you both.
Ghosts of the Stream was a small, albeit cheap "warm-up" game released mid-2016. It had a hastily constructed, extremely linear narrative and was devoid of gameplay. For the price of $0.99, however, it can be considered a half-worthy purchase.
But be wary, for a hefty deal of the lore has been retconned in Starfall. That doesn't mean Ghosts of the Stream is without narrative importance in relation to its "sequel". The events that unfold within and the characters that are met along the way is very much considered canon, but if anything stated in Starfall contradicts what is said in Ghosts of the Stream, the Starfall tidbit overwrites it.
Four very prominent characters in this game also show up in Starfall, so if you'd like to know more about them, Ghosts of the Stream might be worth the few hours it takes to complete. That being said, you do not need to touch this game with a ten-foot pole to enjoy Starfall.