Cosmic Star Heroine Reviews

Cosmic Star Heroine is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine doesn't leave a lasting impression, but it's a fun romp with some interesting ideas

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6 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

This take on classic turn-based RPGs struggles to give its fresh ideas room to breathe.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2017

Playing through took me about 12 hours, though it might take more or less time if you bump up the difficulty or stick to the critical path. None of the problems I had with this game are insurmountable, and I'm hoping that Zeboyd will be able to fix them with an update. In spite of the bugs, I enjoyed exploring the galaxy with Alyssa and her crew, but you may want to wait for a patch or two before mainlining this Heroine.

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9 / 10.0
May 8, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is not only a fantastic old school experience but one that goes above and beyond with art and music and happens to be a perfect fit for the PS Vita

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75 / 100
Aug 6, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is an accessible RPG that fits very well with the Switch's lineup. While some issues like bugs and an underwhelming story hold it back from being an RPG classic, the experience is propelled by its innovative and creative combat system and eclectic cast of characters.

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May 25, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is a winner, even if you're too young to have experienced the games it references. Check it out.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is the perfect example of a crowdfunded indie game that might have been held back by budget and time. I enjoyed everything the game had to offer, but I was was left wanting more than a short RPG experience with an overused premise. If you're looking for a gorgeous 16-bit RPG with a unique battle system and a short campaign than Cosmic Star Heroine is going to resonate with you perfectly, but if you're looking for a story that will stick with you over the years than you probably should look elsewhere.

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7 / 10
Aug 13, 2018

This is a homage to the classic sci-fi RPGs of the '90s that successfully takes out many of the annoying bits but boasts a fair amount of the depth and consistency. Cosmic Star Heroine is a JRPG for those who long ago grew bored of JRPGs, but committed fans might find it just a little too slight an offering.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine pays homage to legendary 16-bit jRPGs. It's exceptionally funny, engaging and endearing game, but Alyssa L'Salle's adventure ends too fast and leave the player wanting a lot more.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
83%
May 23, 2017

It's a solid homage to beloved 16-bit RPGs of yore, but it lacks the magic and depth that made them unmissable classics.

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8 / 10
Jun 5, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine is a fun space adventure and throwback to the 16 Bit era of JRPGs while also bringing enough unique ideas to stand all on its own.

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4.5 / 5.0
Apr 17, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine does for the 16-bit JRPG what Shovel Knight did for 8-bit platformers. It takes everything that worked about them to remind you of why those games are classics, but builds upon that foundation with a modern-day sensibility by eliminating filler.

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9 / 10
Aug 7, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is one of the better RPGs around. It may tread familiar ground, but it does so on its own terms, making for a game well worth experiencing even if you aren't a fan of the genre.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine feels like a short, classic JRPG that has been ported from an ancient system, warts and all. Some of the glitches and usability issues are criminal, and should never be acceptable.

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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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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 / 10.0
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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8 / 10
May 3, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine's excellent combat system and well-executed retro stylings make it a must for those who hold the classic JRPGs of the past close to their hearts.

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70 / 100
May 8, 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine overpromised, underdelivered, and yet it still managed to be an interesting game with an unique humor for fans of the genre attracted to the aesthetics of older generations.

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Priscilla M.
Top Critic
Aug 1, 2018

Cosmic Star Heroine is a nostalgic experience that is worth playing if you are a fan of the 16-bit JRPG era. The cast is full of wonderful characters, the plot interesting and the battle system engaging. The whole game is wrapped up in a ten-twelve hour experience which was the perfect length to see the story out.

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