Cosmic Star Heroine Reviews

Cosmic Star Heroine is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Glitches aside, Cosmic Star Heroine is one of those pleasant experiences made by a talented smaller studio that revels in gaming's roots. All at once a homage and a refinement of classic RPGs with just enough heart and imagination to rope in players of any age or skill.

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9 / 10
May 11, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is definitely a game worth your time and money, and a JiRPG we highly recommend.

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9 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine not only pays homage to some of the cult classic JRPGs of the yesteryear, it also provides a compelling experience full of memorable characters and some clever writing that is further boosted by an exemplary battle system.

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7.4 / 10.0
May 5, 2017

The robust world and intricate combat system are Cosmic Star Heroine's shining stars but neither aspect is without flaws.

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85 / 100
Aug 21, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine offers about 20 hours of turn-based combat, exploration of exotic places and space environments that will please any lover of the genre without a doubt. By dispensing with the superfluous and constantly getting to the point, it's a much more direct experience than what we're used to in the genre.

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9.8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is a great experience for those nostalgic for old school JRPGs and those who are curious about how it felt for the rest of us back in the day.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is an homage to classic 90s sci-fi RPGS, and it works really well to evoke that sense of adventure. It may be a short affair, but its combat mechanics are tight, the drudgery of traditional JRPGs is wiped away by clever design decisions, and at fifteen bucks, it's well worth the price of entry. Recommended.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

Not every game needs to be 100 hours long and cost $60. Cosmic Star Heroine hits the sweet spot of delivering fun gameplay mechanics with an upbeat and crazy story filled with charming characters and funny writing.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2018

If you are a fan of retro-styled JRPG titles, Cosmic Star Heroine provides a nice dose of nostalgic science fiction to enjoy. The visuals are better than the sound, but the overall presentation is comfortable and enjoyable, ably assisted by a deeper-than-expected combat system. There is not a ton of content here nor replay value in the roughly dozen hours it takes to see Alyssa's adventure through to the end, but it is definitely a worthwhile adventure while it lasts.

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8 / 10
May 17, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is a fine RPG. What could have been a nostalgic throwback to the golden age of RPG’s is instead a thoughtful and well designed modern take on classic titles.

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Jul 6, 2017

Although the story never amounts to much more than listing off sci-fi tropes, it keeps the adventure moving between fun setpieces. Where Cosmic Star Heroine really surprised me was by having one of my favourite turn-based battle systems that gives players a lot of options without ever overwhelming them. What could've been a lazy throwback to better 16-bit RPGs in less capable hands turned into one of the best indie RPGs in recent memory.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is an awesome title. It's story is well paced, the environments are gorgeous in that retro style that they use and the combat is simply fun with the variety of characters that themselves are great with their personalities. All of this is made even better with the various nods both big and small to other series such as Chrono Trigger, Pacific Rim, I believe I saw something for Xenogears and the obvious tribute to Cthulhu.

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Apr 26, 2017

My take away from the entire experience is that this is one game every RPG player needs to check out. Regardless if they never had a chance to play older RPGS or not, there is a fun combat system here with great locations, soundtrack, and characters. It’s as if Zeboyd games reached into a closet, pulled out some magical missing SNES cartridge no one ever discovered, and said “Boy, do I have a RPG you need to play”

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Apr 22, 2017

With more work on the story and writing, Cosmic Star Heroine could have been an incredible game. At the very least, it contributes a fantastic new battle system to the world of old-school RPGs.

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Essential
Aug 9, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is a charming retro-inspired game that sets itself apart with its deep battle system. Don’t go into this game expecting a unique storyline, but instead know that it was made with a lot of love and care by people who are obviously fans of SNES-era RPG’s. Cosmic Star Heroine does a ton of things right and provides many hours of entertainment at a budget price.

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4.5 / 5.0
Apr 18, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is a love letter to some of the RPG greats from ages past, wearing its inspirations on its sleeve while making an impact very much its own. Brilliant, tactile combat and a lovely presentation bring out all the nostalgic feels.

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Unscored
Apr 14, 2017

Its opening few hours proved mildly amusing, if a bit underwhelming given my high expectations, but the game soon after won me over in a big way to the point where countless softlocks, bugs, and typos couldn’t stop me from playing. While the way you get into combat is reminiscent of the encounters in Chrono Trigger, its biggest takeaway from that game is instead rock-solid pacing that avoids wasting your time with nonsense padding, and there are a handful of features taken from other games that are equally welcome. All of this coalesces into something that’s simultaneously a brilliant homage to classic jRPGs and strong entry in the genre in its own right.

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 30, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is far more than a simple send-up of some of the genre’s most beloved classics.

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