The Last Hero of Nostalgaia Reviews

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a competent RPG with a world that helps it stand out from the pack, even if it doesn't stand too far above it.

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Oct 17, 2022

Although Nostalgaia does have some shortcomings that put it below the games it’s trying to ape, the fact that it manages to get even a little bit close is a feat of its own. Whether you’re an IP freak like me who's happy seeing a ton of love for gaming, someone looking to get into the Soulsborne genre, or a FromSoft veteran that’s looking for something new, there’s something in Nostalgaia for everyone.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is the Dark-Soulest of all Soulslikes. The idea of using lore as a game mechanic is interesting, but in the end maybe too easily applied on the experience. Overall Nostalgaia is a Dark Souls child with no regrets about it, but with some over-simplification and some battle-related issues.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2022

It's not everyday you see a refreshing approach on the Souls-like genre, especially one that doesn't take itself too seriously. The Last Hero of Nostalgaia does just that, putting you into the pixelated boots of a bundle of sticks on a mission to restore the entire world of video games. Developer Over The Moon does a fantastic job wrapping what we all know and love about Dark Souls with a layer of satirical flare and video game history. If you can get past some frustrating design choices and janky keyboard controls, then you're in for a nostalgic treat.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2022

At the end of the day, the story is the one thing - the only thing - that differentiates The Last Hero of Nostalgaia from the rest of the pack. Everything else lacks any innovation. The names of certain elements (memory, beacons, etc.) may have been changed to match the theme of the storyline, and although character creation, progression, and combat are all done very well, they are all extremely by the book Souls-like.

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6.4 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia pays homage to soulslike genre while telling a funny story with a lot of good irony. Nonetheless, the overall quality is too low for a demanding genre wit too many good games.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 19, 2022

On providing a premise far removed from the regularly harrowing and oppressive tone we're used to, you can't fault developer Over the Moon Games' more satirical intentions.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is an effective Soulslike that has a few plaguing issues like an underwhelming script and a lack of response from bosses.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2022

Overall, The Last Hero of Nostalgia is a solid game that is great for any Souls lover but in a way lacks that one thing that makes it a must-have. The only way we can see this game catching on is if a famous Souls player were to pick it up and show others. The Last Hero of Nostalgia is fun to play when you have the time, but with so many games currently releasing, it will probably get lost in the library.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2022

This lighthearted and relatively easy take on the souls-like games is not only a good introduction for non-initiated players, but also a fun experience for the veterans of the genre.

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Oct 28, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is basically a rudimentary version of Dark Souls where you play as a stick man but at least it's funny.

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Nov 9, 2022

Those wanting a new souls-like with a less serious vibe NEED to check this out

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Oct 20, 2022

What a game! It nearly defeated me in all honesty. The unforgiving gameplay was reminiscent of Elden Ring and its Dark Souls-like counterparts so much so that you’d be forgiven for initially believing they had just taken the game code and just put another theme on top of it.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

A game with a unique story that anyone with an appreciation for the world of video games will enjoy. It sticks too much to the Souls style, but manages to create a good experience despite the difficulties.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

Despite a few shortcomings, it is a decent indie soulslike with an unconventional story and surprisingly competent combat.

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85 / 100
Oct 17, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a full-fledged soulslike, with a humorous touch, a sublime artistic section, and little to object to. Sometimes the enemies and some weapons may have the same set of movements but it is the only bad thing that I have been able to find within this work that will touch our most nostalgic side.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2022

The Last Hero of Nostalgaia has every right to call itself a ‘soulslike’ game. It happily rips off every aspect of the Dark Souls series with gleeful abandon and with a giant smirk across its face. If you’ve played a Souls game, then it's all here; the controls, menus, and attack patterns are all where you’d expect them to be. The story is remarkably solid and never takes itself too seriously, and throughout the quest, random interjections from the Narrator consistently lift the mood and throw unexpected curveballs. I was left feeling like The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is an irreverent, self-deprecating, and above all else fun game that everyone should at least dip their toes into.

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8 / 10
Oct 17, 2022

Not content with the miserly atmosphere in the usual Soulslikes, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia shows that we can have challenging, entertaining combat and a witty, amusing and fun tale alongside the endless deaths. Minor issues with exploration and gameplay aside, this is a fantastic and whimsical take on a genre that had been crying out for some levity. You died, but you'll laugh about it this time.

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