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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19

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  1. Nov 16, 2018
    6
    This is an OK old school style RPG, with good mechanics, average soundtrack and stuff, but the story didn't hit me that much.
  2. Jan 16, 2019
    6
    Such a mixed bag.

    On one hand, you have the awesome graphics, good sound/music, the Chrono Trigger nostalgia feel, and some cool abilities. It can also be fun to put together an amazing combo of buffs and debuffs to make one single Hyper (ie, limit break) attack do incredibly massive damage and possibly one or two shot even bosses. On the other hand, you have *BUGS*. Seriously, did
    Such a mixed bag.

    On one hand, you have the awesome graphics, good sound/music, the Chrono Trigger nostalgia feel, and some cool abilities. It can also be fun to put together an amazing combo of buffs and debuffs to make one single Hyper (ie, limit break) attack do incredibly massive damage and possibly one or two shot even bosses.

    On the other hand, you have *BUGS*. Seriously, did no one test this? Because the bugs are absolutely glaring, like some abilities not working at all or shops displaying your credits vs cost of an item incorrectly by a factor of 10. I also got stuck on a wall and had to restart :(

    There are also too many characters and too many abilities for each character and the worst part: say I do a couple bosses and gain a few levels, then all the characters that weren't in my group have gained multiple new abilities. It's so overwhelming to go through everything again and reselect abilities. I just want to play and have fun while using complementary abilities the people have naturally.

    And the final nail in the coffin - the lazy, half-assed "dual tech" mechanic. Apparently, only the main character gets "dual techs", and you only get one per person. So if your favorite characters have crappy duals, you're completely screwed.

    Maybe try it on sale, otherwise don't bother.
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  3. Dec 27, 2018
    8
    I'm enjoying it. It isn't a masterpiece, nothing groundbreaking has happened and probably won't happy but the game is solid and very enjoyable.

    Graphics and music wise, the game is great, but rather standard. In the mechanics field it seems to shine, or at the very least deviate greatly from the norm. The battle have a few interesting mechanics that keep most fights from being same-y
    I'm enjoying it. It isn't a masterpiece, nothing groundbreaking has happened and probably won't happy but the game is solid and very enjoyable.

    Graphics and music wise, the game is great, but rather standard. In the mechanics field it seems to shine, or at the very least deviate greatly from the norm. The battle have a few interesting mechanics that keep most fights from being same-y while giving you all the options you need. Battles are not random, you can see enemies coming, and there are very few of them, but you can always grind by initiating battles from the menu. Items tend to be less stat-oriented and give you unique features that help you adjust your strategy.

    The story and characters are mostly forgettable but the overall experience is fun.

    I recommend this to anyone who's looking for something unique to fill the void between major releases.
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  4. May 22, 2019
    3
    The game seems to have some decent presentation, however it feels more like a "Would it be cool if we did this?" rather then "Would this make the games experience better?" Some of the most basic ideas taken from other games are present as day here, as well as some parts of the game missing such core elements, like music at the beginning for example, to make one believe this was made inThe game seems to have some decent presentation, however it feels more like a "Would it be cool if we did this?" rather then "Would this make the games experience better?" Some of the most basic ideas taken from other games are present as day here, as well as some parts of the game missing such core elements, like music at the beginning for example, to make one believe this was made in some RPG maker by some amateur, the tutorials go right over your head with made up words and mechanics that you've yet to even try or look at, as well as every moment in the game making you go "Oh.... okay?"

    Not recommended for purchase.
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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 9, 2018
    80
    At a first glance, Cosmic Star Heroine is a throwback to the JRPGs of the past. With a superb pixel-art style, deep combat system and fast-paced narrative, it becomes much more than a mere homage.
  2. Oct 2, 2018
    70
    Cosmic Star Heroine is far more than a simple send-up of some of the genreā€™s most beloved classics. It may imitate a similar art style and plot development, but it shows a good amount of innovation in some key areas. Particularly its combat system is packed with new and interesting ideas that require a good deal of attention paid during even rote battles. The variety of combat systems end up being as much of a drawback as an advantage late in the game, though, when lengthy skirmishes seem needlessly protracted. What still remains is a fun, if not terribly demanding galactic romp to save the cosmos alongside a crew of colorful, if not terribly deep pals.
  3. Sep 15, 2018
    80
    Cosmic Star Heroine is a retro style RPG that will delight lovers of the genre, but that will leave you wanting more and a bittersweet taste when you see the unexploited potential that could have turned it into a AAA game.