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  • Summary: Roll for initiative, take attacks of opportunity, manage player location and the verticality of the battle field in this Turn-Based Tactical RPG based on the SRD 5.1 Ruleset. In Solasta, you make the choices, dice decide your destiny.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 14, 2021
    95
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister is an excellent game for anyone who loves turn-based RPGs or D&D in general. Since there are so many options for difficulty and game rules, pretty much anyone can play it regardless if you want something easy to experience the story, something extremely challenging, or something in between. Additionally, although I did run into some issues early on, all of them got better as I moved further into the story, which is the reverse of most games that typically start super polished and get rougher as you move closer to the end. This isn't a game to sleep on.
  2. May 30, 2021
    80
    One of the best attempts at bringing 5th Edition to a video game. Solasta: Crown of the Magister embraces its source material, and rather than replacing harder to translate concepts like lighting it properly modifies them to fit in with an already engaging combat system. Fans of Dungeons & Dragons and tactical RPGs alike will have a lot to be enjoy with Solasta: Crown of the Magister.
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    80
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister is the perfect game for the classic CRPG lovers.
  4. May 27, 2021
    78
    Even with all its still perfectible aspects, Solasta is wisely crafted when it comes to fights and character building.
  5. May 27, 2021
    75
    With its extremely faithful rendition of the Dungeons & Dragons 5e ruleset, Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a dream come true for all those D&D fans who also happen to love video games. However, strict adherence to this ruleset is also the game's main flaw, as it results in an overwhelming experience for all those who do not live and breathe Dungeons & Dragons. Those who power through the initial difficulties, though, will find a solid cRPG featuring great tactical combat and amazing depth.
  6. Aug 9, 2021
    70
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister may become one of my favorite CRPGs ever, though it isn’t there yet. Its adaptation of D&D 5th edition is as impressive as it is incomplete. Its campaign is as mechanically creative as it is narratively uninspired. I had a great time playing through this game, and I look forward to doing so again with a new party composition, but it’s unmistakable that this game is not finished cooking yet.
  7. Aug 23, 2021
    60
    SOLASTA: Crown of the Magister has its faults, but still manages to be an enjoyable RPG experience. if you just want a D&D-eqsue dungeon crawler to play through, there are certainly worse options to choose from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. May 30, 2021
    10
    Solasta is a very good game based on d&d 5e. it is a game we haven't seen since a long time since Baldur's Gate 2 we didn't have such a goodSolasta is a very good game based on d&d 5e. it is a game we haven't seen since a long time since Baldur's Gate 2 we didn't have such a good game, he faithfully follows the 5th edition of d & d he has good graphics he has gameplay very good and I highly recommend.It
    created solutions that work so that combat rules and general rules are respected
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  2. Jul 26, 2021
    10
    It's a good game, though for a fan of the cRPG genre as such.
    But don't listen to all those "I've played more cRPGs than all of you and this
    It's a good game, though for a fan of the cRPG genre as such.
    But don't listen to all those "I've played more cRPGs than all of you and this cRPG is bad". As if it gives some kind of special advantage.
    Many imperfections are only a matter of time before they are fixed, so there's no point in whining about it. This game is still being updated.

    The game is more than playable, gameplay-wise it's well done and the mechanics from DnD are nicely felt.
    Graphically it's not the best, though it's not bad, but that's not what you should care about in a cRPG.
    The story is pretty subjective here, some might like it and some might not.
    It is worth noting the dungeon editor, it is a promising feature, although so far it is only in the early stages of development.

    This game has great development potential.
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  3. Jun 7, 2021
    9
    Solasta is a faithful adaption of DnD Fifth Edition. Unlike most modern RPGs, you do not play one hero but a group of four characters youSolasta is a faithful adaption of DnD Fifth Edition. Unlike most modern RPGs, you do not play one hero but a group of four characters you create and customize. You also give them some personality traits that impact what they can say in the (fully voiced) dialogs. Typical to Dungeon and Dragon, you start the game in a tavern and the stories of how your characters walked there serve as some very well integrated tutorials to learn the different aspects of the game.

    The story is the classic saga you expect in this sort of game As a representative of the council, a sort of United Nation organization, you are tasked with defeating an ancient race of shapeshifter lizardmen who once destroyed another world. For this, you need to find all the long lost stones of a crown you find early in the game.

    Solata got some truly great tactical battle. It's the first of such game that actually make you pay attention to the torches, boarded windows and others potential sources of light. It also makes use of the third dimension which make spells such as fly, jump and misty feet pretty interesting. The array of spell is vast and using the right spell at the right time is the difference between life and death.

    Some may regret that not all races and 5th edition classes are implemented but the core is there and unless you absolutely wanted to play a half-orc barbarian, it shouldn't bother you too much. The game has still a few bugs but nothing critical or game stopping and can be easily overlooked. I don't doubt they are going to get patched soon, seeing how supportive the game devs are. Personally, my only regret that the campaign is a little too linear.

    Also, the game includes a beta and very promising dungeon editor. For now it's a little bare, but it holds a great potential for the future and I'm looking forwards playing some player-created modules.

    In short, the game has a good story, decent graphics and a couple of new / innovative mechanisms you won't find anywhere else. While some areas are truly beautiful, it's not a game you are going to play for its prettiness. It's a game you are going to play for its fun and engaging DnD combats.
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  4. Feb 22, 2022
    8
    Like many other reviewers have stated, this is an outstanding adaption of D&D 5E rules (the best I have seen). It rivals Baldur's Gate I & IILike many other reviewers have stated, this is an outstanding adaption of D&D 5E rules (the best I have seen). It rivals Baldur's Gate I & II when it comes to replicating the feel of playing the pen & paper version (which is awesome if you used to or still play the game that way). However, the game doesn't feel quite done yet... not in a buggy sense (I don't recall any bugs) but rather in a story sense.

    I would like to see more DLC content (dungeons) and an increase to the max level (started at 10 I believe, and is now 12). Yes there are dungeons created by players (some are pretty good) but they have certain limitations that prevent them from being as good as official content.
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  5. Jun 6, 2021
    5
    It's meh of a game.

    - Great mechanics, form D&D, but not all of them, so sometimes you just miss some of the things. - Cameras angles are
    It's meh of a game.

    - Great mechanics, form D&D, but not all of them, so sometimes you just miss some of the things.
    - Cameras angles are rally bad, in small rooms you can't see, because your vision is blocked by objects.
    - Animation sometimes works, like I made a team of 4 dwarfs and beards get dis attached from face.
    -It's kinda funny that one guy voiced all the dwarfs.
    - Combat Is boring, no flank bonuses, you can fight with one guy that is on the wall for 10-15 minutes, because no one in your party can hit him, even ranger. It's like **** you when your out of arrows, or spells, and there is one last guy somewhere where you can't reach him.
    - Someone dies in your party and is game over, like that char would be so easy to replace.
    - Skill checks are ok.
    - Enemies have better dice rolls xD
    - Game have really nice start, and traveling map with encounters.

    If you played other crpg, this game will not charm you, Baldurs gate 3, divinity 2, or Wasteland 3, are just better and more enjoyable.

    it was for 1$ for xbox pass for a month, so you could try as well, maybe It's just not my taste.
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  6. Apr 11, 2022
    4
    A disappointing game that is nothing more than a combat simulator with mind numbingly and unthinking implementation of 5e rule to a computerA disappointing game that is nothing more than a combat simulator with mind numbingly and unthinking implementation of 5e rule to a computer game.

    Other than the combat aspect (which is marred by bugs and some issues), the adventuring gameplay aspect, the writing and plot, character development (or lack thereof), the lousy travel mechanics that do not allow you to change your destination once set, the buggy travel mechanics that results in you getting exhausted and thus surprised every time you make camp if you do not set off at the "correct hours", ... all these are extremely lacking.

    Not the mention the very linear game play, the limited locale to visit that does not even open up until the plot progress (not even when you see the background image in game and get close to it .. NONE of them) ... the lack of exploration and adventure plus the mindless implementation of 5e rules that does not make sense in a computer game shows the lack of understanding of a good rpg game by the developer.

    So .. no .. this is a don't buy - unless you are looking for nothing more than a competent DnD combat simulator.
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  7. May 5, 2022
    0
    Juego del montón, historia del montón, gameplay que se hace tedioso (batallas eternas contra enemigos debiluchos) , quest mal hechas, etc. NoJuego del montón, historia del montón, gameplay que se hace tedioso (batallas eternas contra enemigos debiluchos) , quest mal hechas, etc. No merece la pena. Expand

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