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  • Summary: Set in an alternate-reality version of 19th-century Earth, Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who amasses a group of memorable companions to traverse the world in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you'll explore mysterious foreign locales, slaySet in an alternate-reality version of 19th-century Earth, Nostalgia casts you as Eddie, a headstrong Londoner who amasses a group of memorable companions to traverse the world in his steampunk-inspired zeppelin. As you navigate the open skies, you'll explore mysterious foreign locales, slay all manner of fantastical enemies, complete a variety of thrilling quests, and ultimately, save the world from unfathomable evil. [Ignition Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. One of the more refreshing RPG releases to hit the DS system and a game that no RPG fan will want to miss out on.
  2. 80
    Yet again, Matrix Software have produced a great example of JRPG goodness.
  3. Forgiving the tedious side-quests, aggravating random battles, and cliché cast and storyline, Nostalgia is actually a fairly solid role-playing title. If it weren’t so tragically constrained by its decades-old allegiances, however, it could have been much more than that.
  4. There is enough content in Nostalgia to keep you occupied for a long time; the question is simply whether or not you will remain interested long enough to get there.
  5. One name, one destiny. Nostalgia is an old-fashioned game, which adds nothing new to the actual RPG standards. Still, it's worth playing by those who recalls Skies of Arcadia's days with a tear in their eye.
  6. If you're the kind of gamer who grew up on SNES and PS1 RPGs, then Nostalgia is a welcome trip back to your childhood and is sure to bring forth some fond memories. To gamers without that sense of nostalgia for the older genre, though, the title may be too simplistic and average to really enjoy, especially with so many more exciting and innovative RPGs available on the DS.
  7. If you've got some time to waste, and you're looking for a new RPG, than Nostalgia can fit that bill. However, don't go in with your expectations too high, it's certainly a very average approach to RPG's that's hindered by a slow plot, boring characters, and a very standard approach to combat.

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  1. LeonardAA
    Nov 2, 2009
    10
    True to its name, Nostalgia brings back memories of times when everything was simple and new and fun. This is the first recent RPG on the DS True to its name, Nostalgia brings back memories of times when everything was simple and new and fun. This is the first recent RPG on the DS that has kept my attention for more than 10 hours! Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2014
    10
    it's very very amazing RPG ever!! A lot of knowledge that most people don't know about the valuable history of the world. The blend of realit's very very amazing RPG ever!! A lot of knowledge that most people don't know about the valuable history of the world. The blend of real world with fiction story and past history make the best damn ever game RPG you should know. Expand
  3. VickiJ
    Nov 5, 2009
    10
    Great game, great graphics and a lot of fun! It's the best RPG that I have played this year! Buy it!
  4. JordanS
    Oct 29, 2009
    9
    I'm currently playing this game and loving ever minute of it. I thought the graphics looked pretty week from trailers, but the lighting I'm currently playing this game and loving ever minute of it. I thought the graphics looked pretty week from trailers, but the lighting and animations are top notch. The soundtrack is nice as well. The characters may look generic, but their personalities are anything but overall. Pad is certainly my favorite. If you're a fan of old-school RPGs and are sick of all this "WOO HOO! NEW BATTLE SYSTEM!" crap on the current generation of home consoles, you totally need to pick this one up. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2010
    9
    I love this title! This game is from the developing team from the DS Final Fantasy remakes (3 and 4). This is classic RPG gaming at its best.I love this title! This game is from the developing team from the DS Final Fantasy remakes (3 and 4). This is classic RPG gaming at its best. I would definitely recommend this game before it becomes scare to buy! Expand
  6. DJ
    Jan 2, 2010
    7
    Not a bad game, and not a bad story. It's just that I personally could not get past the graphics. They are horrible compared to most Not a bad game, and not a bad story. It's just that I personally could not get past the graphics. They are horrible compared to most other DS games. Expand
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    5
    A lovably old school JRPG that mostly suffers from a rushed story and a broken combat system. Fun for a playthrough but hardly leaving aA lovably old school JRPG that mostly suffers from a rushed story and a broken combat system. Fun for a playthrough but hardly leaving a memorable impression. Expand

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