Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Image

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  • Summary: In the mystical land of Mardias, the Valaimian Empire threatens to upset the balance of power of the continent. Our hero, Fazz and his band of mercenaries are hired to protect one of the Ruins of Xia from the Valaimian forces. Little do they know, that a more sinister power is rising. Will you be able to stop it before the world of Hoshigami is engulfed in eternal darkness? Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The game's laborious method of having to constantly upgrade replacement killers tacked onto a rather genericly expanded story, buries all of the unique properties that were meant to make this game stand out.
  2. Those who hang on will discover one of the most versatile and engaging battle systems out there, along with a highly customizable magic system.
  3. Looks nearly identical to Squaresoft's game ["Final Fantasy Tactics"]. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but visuals is about the only area where Hoshigami stays on par with FFT.
  4. 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.
  5. Lamentably, this FFT doppelganger actually reminds me more of Tactics Ogre, and that’s a stop back for the genre. [Feb 2002, p.168]
  6. 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.
  7. 40
    I hate Hoshigami...Whatever the reason is, this game is just too hard. And when it's this hard, it's just not fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19