Cosmic Star Heroine

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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