Reviews for 3 Stars of Destiny

77

Great game overall

samtahbou | May 12, 2015 | See all samtahbou's reviews »

I would recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of the retro style RPG genre, but I am not sure if it is the game to change the minds of those who aren't Pros: +Nice visuals and soundtrack. +Many choices for party construction. +Battles are nicely done. +Humor and character development decent. +Multiple difficulty modes with choices on encounter rates. +Lots of optional side quests and hidden things to find. +The friendship dynamic is a nice touch. +Price tag fits the expectations. Cons: -A bit on the short side (wasn't 80 hours for me), story is about 20 hours of play. -Some of the side characters are incidental and do not fit the big picture as well as the others. -despite all the things the game got right, it didn't introduce anything that I could particularly call it's own, follows the general formula for this genre, so at the end of the day it doesn't stand out too much against the horde of other such games.

86

Great title and initiation to the genre

Androgyn | May 22, 2014 | See all Androgyn's reviews »

The game is a bit old but once you get used to it you will not stop playing, because there is so much to do and it is a pretty rare thing nowadays. It really is an initiation or at least I took it this way (I played in the easiest mode, as I usually do). Random and his friends are quite unordinary characters but they make for a refreshing change. A good intro to the Laxius Force series which I am going to play now.

80

The reason RPGMaker exists

Elfangorax | May 14, 2014 | See all Elfangorax's reviews »

This is an RPGMaker game, but don't for a minute let that put you off. This is sort of game is what RPGMaker was created for -- a deep, exciting tale with tons of combat variety to keep it interesting. The game is a visual delight and this is complemented masterfully by the wonderful music. Another important aspect of this game is its length, and the description's claim of "80 hours of playing" is no exaggeration. The main story is plenty long itself, and the side quests serve up a lot to sate the appetite of those keen to explore. Overall, this is a well polished game which any fan of old-school RPGs will adore.