Astria Ascending

Dear Villagers, Artisan Studios

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
30%
Critics Recommend
Based on 47 critic reviews
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Astria Ascending

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox Series X/SSep 30, 2021
PlayStation 5Sep 30, 2021
Nintendo SwitchSep 30, 2021
PCSep 30, 2021
PlayStation 4Sep 30, 2021
Xbox OneSep 30, 2021

Developer: Artisan Studios

Publisher: Dear Villagers

Genre: RPG

Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious hand-drawn visuals. Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games - including shoot ‘em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles. A grand tale of fate and sacrifice Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A story based around adult characters, Astria Ascending offers a more mature experience and extensive dialog. A rewarding, turn-based combat system Fight over 200 different monsters in captivating, turn-based combat. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters Pick from eight customizable characters spanning a range of fantastical races and skills, and assemble a heroic team that must sacrifice everything to save the world. With 20 classes to choose from and an array of unique skills to command, their fates are doomed, but the world is not. A hand-drawn adventure crafted with skill and passion Astria Ascending includes full voice acting in Japanese and English, a traditionally animated, fully hand-drawn 2D world and a dynamic weather system.

Astria Ascending Critic Reviews

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Astria Ascending attracts you with its art, keeps you interested with its combat, but may lose you entirely due to its bland story full of annoying difficulty spikes.

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Astria Ascending tries to convey the "feel-good" atmosphere of the classic JRPGs with an aesthetically pleasing art direction and promises of pure turn-based combat extravaganza. Unfortunately its ambition falls flat due to a forgettable writing and an unbalanced combat system.

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With so many other incredible JRPGs released in 2021, it’s hard to recommend Astria Ascending. It does have a very pretty artstyle, which is what will draw most players initially. The battle system and customization options can be enjoyable to tinker around with, but the lackluster story and unpleasant cast of characters really bog down the whole experience.

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God is a Geek

Lyle Carr
7.5 / 10.0
God is a Geek

Astria Ascending is a good JRPG, but in a year packed with lengthy games and a few issues with voices and grinding it's not that easy to recommend.

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