|...but Zeboyd Games has a contender.|
Cosmic Star Heroine is good. Really good. It's also fast. The pace is more action film than traditional RPG. Where I got the idea it's a Chrono Trigger imitator, I'm not sure, though it does do that. There are no combat scene transitions: Everything happens on the same screen.
So far, Zeboyd is combating player boredom more than anything else. There hasn't been much time to let the frenetic pace of events sink in, and that's not a good thing. To be expected from the creator of Cthulu Saves the World, the script is bright and witty, self depreciating but deliberate.
Right now I can tell you it's worth $16. It might be the best $16 I've spent all year. It's hard to complain about a well crafted game like this one... though I'll find ways. Everyone is so blase... and that may grow tiresome, but four hours in the excitement and intrigue is high. CSH has me guessing, and that's not easy to do.
I'm interested to see how this story plays out.
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|overdrive - May 01, 2017 (06:16 PM)
The only thing stopping me from owning this is that it doesn't seem to currently be Mac-available. I'm a fan of Zeboyd and happy to see them doing original stuff instead of being saddled with the PennyArcade name with their games again.
|hastypixels - May 02, 2017 (12:36 AM)
I wasn't aware they were responsible for the Penny Arcade RPGs, but I could see it. The good news is that the devs are working on Mac/Linux versions. In the mean time I'll press on. I hope to have a review up in a week or so. I actually have more time this semester... Math was a crazy workload for me, but mainly because I was slow at it.