Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    With some of the strongest storytelling in its genre, now or in the past, a deep combat system and a top-notch presentation, Pier Solar HD is at the head of its class, easily sitting alongside some of the most cherished classics of its kind. It does have some flaws, though, namely its seeming disinterest in ever providing any real guidance to players, leaving them confused and wandering for longer than necessary.
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    75
    The game may have its issues, but it’s still a great love letter to classic 16-bit JRPGs.
  3. Jan 17, 2015
    60
    Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a welcome effort of creating a piece of work in the contemporary age that follows a format of the mid-1990s. Its narrative is well structured and the visual interface is very appealing, but the game also suffers from several technical flaws and its combat system quickly becomes repetitive and tedious.
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    60
    If you can ignore the slow battle system, vapid story, and abysmal dialogue, Pier Solar's efforts may win your heart. If you've got no love for this genre, steer clear — this is one for enthusiasts only.
  5. 55
    Overall, Pier Solar is just an average JRPG at best. Perhaps some of its novelty was lost due to it being a downloadable title rather than an actual, physical Sega Genesis cartridge. It’s really hard to recommend unless you’re absolutely starved for an RPG on the Wii U.
  6. 30
    Now, rereleased and unmodified from its original gameplay, it is beyond archaic and outdated.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    This title is not perfect but it isnt what some people describe, trying to make it appear as a bad game.
    It brings nothing new but the
    This title is not perfect but it isnt what some people describe, trying to make it appear as a bad game.
    It brings nothing new but the scenario at the end isnt like anything you've seen in other games of the era.
    If you liked games like the Lunar series or the classic ffs, there are chances you like it.
    It doesn't deserve a 10 but as there are trolls giving zeros...
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  2. Feb 3, 2015
    0
    Compared to the great titles of an era long past (something like Chrono Trigger, FFVI, Phantasy Star IV) this game is mediocre and boring.Compared to the great titles of an era long past (something like Chrono Trigger, FFVI, Phantasy Star IV) this game is mediocre and boring. Deep combat system? Are you joking? You need to be really stupid to enjoy this repetitive and slow combat. Battles are really easy, and, if you take into account you'll be forced to face same kind of enemies hundred of times, it is very frustrating. Nice graphics and wonderful music, but all the rest is lame, boring. This is tech demo of what non professionals can do on mega drive. Playing this crap on wii u or ps3 is beyond my understanding
    Gave it zero score - the game is not so bad, but I need to compensate somehow what fans are doing to promote this mediocre title
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  3. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    I'm sure some don't understand the genre and may give this game a lower score. For me it's a love letter to the 16 bit era of JRPGs from theI'm sure some don't understand the genre and may give this game a lower score. For me it's a love letter to the 16 bit era of JRPGs from the late 80s and 90s which always hold a special place in my heart. Relentless random attacks, unnecessarily long battle animations, lack of enemy variety/reused sprites and all. Sure it's probably a niche game, but I think Watermelon really nailed this one. I'd give it a 12 if I could. Full Review »