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  • Summary: Celestian Tales: Old North is a novel take on the classic turn-based Japanese style RPG, in which your decisions in its dark and gritty storyline shape the world of tomorrow. When the future comes at last, is it what you hoped for?
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  1. Oct 20, 2015
    60
    This is a fun story driven RPG that shows classic elements from older turn-based and free roaming games of the sort alike to some of the original Final Fantasy games. Although if you are not interested in the story or the characters then it may seem a little slow.
  2. Aug 17, 2015
    50
    At present, Celestian Tales: Old North is a bit of an odd bag, feeling more like a prologue to something bigger than a full title standing on its own.
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    Oct 25, 2015
    50
    Promises more than it can deliver. [Issue#166, p.98]
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  1. Feb 3, 2016
    8
    Great little indie JRPG with hints of Suikoden and Saga Frontier 2. Don't pay attention to the 0 scores. Yes, it's a little short, but thatGreat little indie JRPG with hints of Suikoden and Saga Frontier 2. Don't pay attention to the 0 scores. Yes, it's a little short, but that has no bearing on how enjoyable the experience is. Go read the GOG and Steam reviews. They're much more reasonable.

    I have NO IDEA what the other user reviews are on about. Seems like some kind of sabotage attack or something because this game is just like a classic Suikoden-esque JRPG. Don't believe the 0 scores here. Something is really fishy about that, because nothing people are saying was part of the game. I played it all the way through. There was no "replaying over and over", hell there was barely any backtracking. That one guy **** about Kickstarter has some weird personal rant going on there which has nothing to do with the game itself. Greedy dev? Really? because they're releasing 3 generations of the game? These days it's not uncommon for small devs to release games in episodes...even bigger devs do that (Telltale Games). It has nothing to do with greed and everything to do with releasing what you can with the funding you have so you can continue the fund the remaining episodes. Just because the TITLE doesn't say "Generation One" doesn't mean they're being deceptive, it's clearly stated in the game's description on GOG and Steam that it's part 1 of 3.
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  2. Feb 11, 2016
    5
    Whoa the scores on this thing, dang divisive. Anyway the critics have it right on this one. its a mediocre game that should get your rpgWhoa the scores on this thing, dang divisive. Anyway the critics have it right on this one. its a mediocre game that should get your rpg munchies out of the way if you dont wanna replay suikoden. Painfully average. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2015
    4
    In a few words, way to boring.. simple music simple monsters simple graphics nothing really boom like to say best way to describe it a simpleIn a few words, way to boring.. simple music simple monsters simple graphics nothing really boom like to say best way to describe it a simple good for nothing game Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2015
    1
    There is a lot to love about this game, but all it left me in the end was in the cold. Battles have wild spikes in difficulty and the artThere is a lot to love about this game, but all it left me in the end was in the cold. Battles have wild spikes in difficulty and the art style clashes nauseatingly. I don't get how the story isn't cliched in anyway...?

    music was awesome, but gameplay and story falls flat. Shoulda just stopped a the epic soundtrack...

    guy before was not wrong about it being a partial experience, would rate higher if it was...

    very sad, i thought this was the next suikoden...all i got was ripped off

    hope they make a better game next time...

    *still hopeful* :)
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  5. Aug 27, 2015
    0
    This game taught me that you should never back anything on Kickstarter ever. Was extremely disapointed that the developers wasted my moneyThis game taught me that you should never back anything on Kickstarter ever. Was extremely disapointed that the developers wasted my money like this. AND THEY HAD THE GALL TO ASK FOR FREE LABOUR TO PROOFREAD THEY'RE SCRIPT I know the game was poop when they did that and i was proven write. Their Q&A is a joke and the writer sucks as well...dont even bother with this one.

    Game is only 5 hours long btw.
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  6. Aug 24, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I backed this game a long time ago, was surprised when i finally hit cause i thought it was vaporware but now i wished it stayed vaporware... The story doesn't make sense, and the battles are boring and easy... i'd recommend getting anyother RPG maker game on steam than this one...at least those are fun to play... Expand
  7. Aug 21, 2015
    0
    DO NOT BUY, NOT A COMPLETE GAME, i am severely angry at the GREEDY developer of this game. It is not a complete experience but only part 1 ofDO NOT BUY, NOT A COMPLETE GAME, i am severely angry at the GREEDY developer of this game. It is not a complete experience but only part 1 of an alleged 3 part series. The developer does not make this fact plain on the title or within the game itself.

    What game is even in the package is woefully lacking when compared to the promises the developer has given. Choices will have no consequence and their idea of "epic" is replaying the VERY SHORT campaign 6 times to get different MONOLOGUE HEADS.

    DO NOT BUY.

    Even if you do WAIT FOR THE COMPLETE VERSION. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
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