Reviews for Asguaard
Not worth the cost! Buy on sale!untitled36 | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all untitled36's reviews »
I picked the game up on sale for about 7 bucks. It's mostly worth that investment, but since retail price is in the upper $20's or lower $30's, I just don't see that it's worth the price of admission. The game's decent. It's a fairly routine "Kid(s) from earth wake up in strange fantasy land" storyline. The gameplay is not much different from early final fantasy or Phantasy Star games, but those games gave each character unique abilities and skills, and this game doesn't have much of that. It's very obvious the team invest countless hours in the game. It's a labor of love. But.... it's kinda boring. You can customize the characters quite a bit, stat-wise, and I approve of that. There's a lot of stuff to do, but it's just not that fun doing it all. There are also randomly incredibly hard monsters lurking in otherwise very low-level environments. Everytime I met one and it wiped my party, I was probably supposed to feel "Wow, that was intense, I can't wait to come back and beat that monster," but I really just thought, "Wow, that was stupid. Why did they put that there." Also, there is apparently no controller support without using external programs. That's a small issue, but one that just seemed so basic and yet was overlooked.
Definitely worth playing!Plasros | June 20, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
Another game from Aldorlea. But this time, it's not a part of a series as Millennium or Laxius, but standalone game. There are basically no sidequests, it's all about the main story. You travel through the world of Asguaard and try to stop a destruction of the whole world. Even without sidequests, there's still a lot to do. The world map is huge and very detailed, with many secret locations - easily the best I've ever seen in any RPG Maker game. Also, because of the absence of sidequests, you are never too strong or too weak and progressing through the game feels very "fluid" and "natural" - there's always enough challenge. Another speciality of Asguaard is the Skills system - it's kinda similar to the old Might & Magic games - there are some skill such as Axe, Swords, Pathfinding and for each rank of the skill you need to find a trainer. Some of the dungeons are huge and really hard to get through, graphic and music are good. I won't reveal the story, but I can say that it's touching and a bit sad. Actually, the whole game has a bit "melancholic" feeling. And just for the record - the playing time is around 40 to 50 hours, so it's definitively a big game. If you enjoy this kind of games, Asguaard is definitively worth playing.
AsguaardDanniel100 | Aug. 8, 2012 | See all Danniel100's reviews »
Asguaard is an exciting and fun rpg, where you go through a world of wonder and marvels, fighting from snakes to big dragons. A very moving story, great music, beautiful and well done maps where you can spend days playing and finding out the many secrets of this magical world. With tons of hours to play, it's a must play. Especially to those who loved old games like FF6.
Old-school RPGCarter83 | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Carter83's reviews »
Touching story, huge dungeons to explore and very "fluid" gameplay with lot of turn-based fights - these are the main strengths of Asguaard. Also, unlike most of the other RPGs, it offers basically no side quests, it's more one big adventure. Don't expect modern 3D RPG with breathtaking graphics and voice acting here, though, Asguaard isn't meant to be like this. If this isn't a problem, then Asguaard is definitively worth playing, because it's one of the best RPG Maker games out there.
Classic style with great replayabilityksjp17 | July 13, 2012 | See all ksjp17's reviews »
It's true that you don't get cutting edge graphics, but a decent game is much, much more than that. You get a great and engaging story, with plenty of exploration which gets you a great variety of goodies. You get possibilities for customizing some of the skills of the characters which adds to the game play. You can't just hack your way through, you have to use strategy and I like that style. And this game is really long, unlike so many 2D RPGs at the moment, and I think it is worth the price.
old-school RPG goodnessXanderine | July 11, 2012 | See all Xanderine's reviews »
Asguaard is a stunning and addictive game if you can go past the outdated (albeit cute) graphics and somewhat classic gameplay. The plot is extremely lengthy and full of twists. The adventure is epic. The game is a bit pricey but more than makes up for it with sheer exploration and huge dungeons. Whether you'll enjoy it or not is all about how much you still like the timeless classics such as Final Fantasy III or Breath of Fire II.
It's OK.aqnickdan3 | June 29, 2012 | See all aqnickdan3's reviews »
This game isn't that great, it's very generic and does not put anything new on the table. The style takes you back, but it does not do justice to the games that inspired this game. Battles are very boring and annoying, there are barely any elements that set it apart, and it's almost like the developers had to force themselves to make this game. I don't recommend this game for people that look for a lot of action or adventure.