Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth PlayStation

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    73
    I had to do a good bit of tutorial research before I knew what the heck I was doing in this game. [Feb 2002, p.94]
  2. A difficult game, and, as the developer's first effort, it's a bit rough around the edges. For serious fans of the genre, the game can be very time consuming and rewarding in the way a good strategy game should be.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    65
    Lamentably, this FFT doppelganger actually reminds me more of Tactics Ogre, and that’s a stop back for the genre. [Feb 2002, p.168]
  4. So you've got overly emphasized elements, a hit or miss magic creation system, and some pretty addicting session attacks. How does it all play out in actual gameplay? Kind of blasé and very frustrating to tell you the truth.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    The battles are too tough for all the wrong reasons. [Feb 2002, p.116]

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. LeonardoV.
    Apr 24, 2003
    8
    This is a great game. The RAP (Ready for Action Point) System and Attack Sessions are innovative and require some strategic thinking. The This is a great game. The RAP (Ready for Action Point) System and Attack Sessions are innovative and require some strategic thinking. The Coinfeigm System and the fact that characters don't have set classes allow for a lot of customizations and the difficulty is on the dot. The graphics are great, and in my opinion, are better to FFT. The story and sound is on par with others in its class. My only con is that sometimes you got to dedicate time to it and level up, which breaks the flow of the game. Not for people looking for cheap, quick thrills, but if you have patience and love RPG/Strategy games, it is a very rewarding experience. Full Review »
  2. Anon
    Apr 23, 2003
    9
    This game brings back the challenge and magic of nintendo role-playing games. The battle system with the addition of coinfeigms and the This game brings back the challenge and magic of nintendo role-playing games. The battle system with the addition of coinfeigms and the importance of deities is very innovative. You are often outnumbered and must actually think to beat a battle. If you like truly DIFFICULT tatctical Rpgs this game is for you. My only problem is there are some places you just have to level up and cant use a strategy because those 4 stupid archers would kill you before you move or something similar. Full Review »
  3. SyahmiK.
    Dec 24, 2002
    10
    Hoshigami is one of the best game I ever played. The story line are not boring with a great battle system. Everyday is like a new adventure.