Azure Saga: Pathfinder
Top Critic Average
Developer: MassHive Media
Genres: RPG, Strategy
Immersive Realm: A world with a classic storyline that will delight both veterans and fresh RPG fans, infused with highly detailed 2D illustrations.
Traditional Turn-Based RPG Gameplay: Classically inspired turn-based combat with random enemy encounters, like the Japanese RPGs of yore.
Strategic Planning: Configure your characters’ gear and jewels in to enhance their maximum potential.
Discover United Skills in Combat: Unite, mix, and match your characters’ skills to discover powerful abilities, each with their own effects.
Classic Old School Adventure: Your quest will be packed with adventures, puzzles, and secrets to discover.
Azure Saga: Pathfinder - Release Trailer
Azure Saga: Pathfinder - Reveal Trailer
Azure Saga: Pathfinder is perfectly serviceable, and apart from my frustrations with the economy, there's a lot to like here. It's just not something I'm itching to go back to. If you need a JRPG fix for your Switch—and have already been through the boatload of them already available—Azure Saga might scratch that particular itch for you.
Azure Saga: Pathfinder is easily recommendable to people who can stand flawed games as the core of the world and the combat system are very enjoyable and entertaining for the price-range and can actually in some aspects be seen as a textbook example of how to make a good JRPG. The many minor flaws within do quickly fill up the players metaphorical shoes with pebbles, though, which will make it very uncomfortable at times - for instance, an overly predictable story, and characters that never develop past their stupidity or goodness no matter what is thrown at them. This is a game that badly needs a polished sequel to fix the minor problems as the core is something worth continuing to work upon.