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
  1. Beta_jr
    Mar 22, 2002
    This game kicks ass, from an experts point of view, if your good at tactics games get this one. It actually made me try a few times.
  2. SyahmiK.
    Dec 24, 2002
    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.
  3. Fredde
    Mar 29, 2002
    I love this game....Actually....I sat 11 hours today.....just gaming the sh.t.
  4. AndrewP.
    Apr 19, 2002
    It is very good.
  5. Visalhean
    Jun 6, 2002
    This game is the best game I've since final fantasy tatics. With or without a good mind this game is challenging. Let me tell you something Cody{the guy who gave this game a 3}, you're just saying that because you can't play this game or it's to hard for you. If you haven't played this game you should check it out it's cool. Oh yeah if you have a problem with this game please email me at www.visalh@hotmail.com and hopefully I can answer it. Expand
  6. Anon
    Apr 23, 2003
    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. Expand
  7. M.H.
    Jun 28, 2002
    No revive it can get real boring having to remake a level 1 mercenary all over again. Its just boring. The battle system is too long to. yes i want to move here, yes i want to end my turn, etc.... only 6 more times!!!!! Expand

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