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  • Summary: Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that was originally developed for the Sega Mega Drive & Sega Genesis systems.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 6, 2014
    80
    It may have taken WaterMelon a while to finally give us this gem, but it was worth the wait. If you’re looking for a memorable, old-school RPG, buy Pier Solar HD.
  2. Nov 4, 2014
    74
    While the presentation is spot on, the gameplay is marred by combat that seems to favor the enemies. Couple this with obtuse puzzles and an aimless story and you have an adventure game that is good, but doesn't stack up to the best games in the genre.
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    70
    I wanted to love Pier Solar HD. I grew up playing the titles it emulates, and seeing the look and feel so authentically captured gave me high hopes. However, I grew increasingly bored with Pier Solar once the initial wonder wore away.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    70
    In going so far retro, Pier Solar HD shows that it hasn't learned from modern advancements in game design.
  5. Oct 19, 2014
    60
    This is a retro RPG down to its very core, and if you aren’t prepared to accept its charmingly archaic quirks, you probably won’t relish your time with it. However, if you are willing to embrace its idiosyncrasies – some amiable, some aggravating - you’ll find a veritable wealth of content to explore.
  6. 55
    While I loved getting that classic RPG nostalgia, much of the game found certain levels of tedium that quickly drove the experience of Pier Solar from nostalgia to a chore.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    I originally played the game on the SEGA Mega drive back in 2010 and I knew I had to play this HD port! Had so much fun reliving the story andI originally played the game on the SEGA Mega drive back in 2010 and I knew I had to play this HD port! Had so much fun reliving the story and enjoying the updated graphics, anyone who loves JRPG's particularly the classic Lunar, Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star owe it to themselves to play this game.

    The puzzles are challenging in a way similar to the RPG's of the 16-bit era.

    The music is a masterpiece within itself and the graphics are beautiful whether you choose the original 16 bit graphics or the remastered HD variant.

    It has its own unique feel as well as having its own battle system which oozes originality in bounds and really ups the ante in terms of fighting strategically.

    All in all I highly recommend this game for everyone, You can pick it up on many platforms from PC/MAC/LINUX Dreamcast PS3/PS4 OUYA with XBOX ONE and Wii U And Vita coming soon.

    You must play it, its one of the best JRPG's this century!
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  2. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Great game. Having lots of fun with it. Refreshing in a world where all the RPGs became generic boring Action games with pointers everywhereGreat game. Having lots of fun with it. Refreshing in a world where all the RPGs became generic boring Action games with pointers everywhere telling you how to finish the game. I understand the menu can be confusing for some people, but it's not the game's fault, more like the players nowadays who are lazy and want everything being done automatically.

    I recommend it to players who are after a good old school game.
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  3. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    If you loved or liked classic JRPG's, you will probably love this game! Technically, it's an 8 or 9 out of 10, but I had to give it a 10 toIf you loved or liked classic JRPG's, you will probably love this game! Technically, it's an 8 or 9 out of 10, but I had to give it a 10 to outweigh some of the silly negative reviews this game undeservedly receive. I know, that's not how it should work, but that's what I did because I don't want fellow 16-bit JRPG lovers to miss this because they think it's mediocre based on the average score. Sure, there are a few things that can be irritating, but there is nothing game-breaking and it's definitely NOT a game to pass up. If you are approx. 20-45 years old and liked JRPG's on your SNES or Genesis, then you should buy this game (not limited to those ages of course - I just think it's just the most-likely age group to enjoy it). It doesn't cost a fortune and is worth every penny and then some. Very nostalgic and a great game overall. Highly recommended. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2014
    10
    This game is great! i have been having a blast playing it. I get that it's whole concept is dated but that's why I bought it. I like the 16This game is great! i have been having a blast playing it. I get that it's whole concept is dated but that's why I bought it. I like the 16 bit feel and the cheesy story line it makes for a good time. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2014
    9
    If you're a fan of rpgs from the 90s like Lunar, the classical final fantasies, phantasy star or even PC Engine rpgs like Emerald Dragon,If you're a fan of rpgs from the 90s like Lunar, the classical final fantasies, phantasy star or even PC Engine rpgs like Emerald Dragon, Cosmic Fantasy or Tengai Makyo, you will really enjoy this game. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2014
    8
    If you were a kid of the 80s / 90s it won't be hard for you to appreciate what Pier Solar HD has to offer. The game is a swan song to theIf you were a kid of the 80s / 90s it won't be hard for you to appreciate what Pier Solar HD has to offer. The game is a swan song to the golden age of 16-bit RPGs. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    2
    Terrible game when it came out with none of the game breaking issues corrected with the HD version. The first few hours are fun and theTerrible game when it came out with none of the game breaking issues corrected with the HD version. The first few hours are fun and the nostalgia effect is great. But as soon as your party is "full" the painfully drab battle system and slow animation make this game more a chore than anything else.

    The confusing maps and hidden goals are annoying, but typical of games in the 90s. You can consult a walkthrough if you get stuck, but there is no fix for spending 2 minutes after every 2 minute battle healing your party 1 at a time.
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