Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Cosmic Star Heroine - Review @ RPGSite

Default Cosmic Star Heroine - Review @ RPGSite

June 7th, 2017, 17:38
RPGSite has reviewed Cosmic Star Heroine:

Cosmic Star Heroine Review

The tricky thing about nostalgia and paying homage to the past is making sure your work also has enough new ideas to stand on its own. Safe to say I wasnít quite sure how Cosmic Star Heroine was going to pull off this difficult balancing act. Zeboyd Games billed it as their own take on 16-bit classics such as Phantasy Star and Chrono Trigger, the sort of comparison that brings a hefty set of expectations with it. Thankfully Cosmic Star Heroine does just enough to set itself apart from the pack.

The setting for Cosmic Star Heroine is one of espionage on an intergalactic scale. The gameís protagonist Alyssa L'Salle being an agent for API, an organization poised at fighting crime and dealing with the criminal underworld. Or at least, thatís how it would appear on the surface; as soon Alyssa finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy in which the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.


When Zeboyd Games initially took the idea of Cosmic Star Heroine to kickstarter, they knew they were in it for the long haul. About 4 years have passed since then and a lot about the games industry has changed. Retro throwbacks are even less novel now than they were in 2013, but all the same, I think the studio has succeeded in all that they set out to do. The game has a fantastic combat system, feels distinct from its peers, and never leans on nostalgia too much. If youíre looking for a fun space adventure thatíll remind you of the JRPGs of the 16-bit era, youíd be hard-pressed to find a more fitting experience than Cosmic Star Heroine.

Score: 8/10
More information.
HiddenX is offline


HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Team
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 10,985
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)


June 7th, 2017, 17:38
I don't have any nostalgia for these sorts of games, having never played them back in the day, but Cthulhu Saves the World was a ton of fun. Zeboyd really knows something about design. Based on that, I'm going to get this one when it goes on sale.
screeg is offline


screeg's Avatar
floating head


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Cosmic Star Heroine - Review @ RPGSite
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:33.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch