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As a game that came about by the creative director hearing a lecture on Forman’s casebooks, Astrologaster fits really well as a game. The idea to go with astronomy as the ‘skill’ with which you solve issues is a brilliant one. Leading with how Forman ‘cured’ the plague, to the Spanish Armada and gold fortunes, all to gaining his medical license, this package is a fun game to play, I recommend Astrologaster to anyone that enjoys this style of game, for it is put together incredibly well. Plus, at that price, what a bargain
An unusual setup, interesting characters and tongue-in-cheek writing make Astrologaster one of the most fun visual novels around.
Despite a fun concept at its core, the characters and story don't pull players in as events unfold
With that in mind (among other crimes) it would be easy to see him as the charlatan he is said to be by his enemies. But there are also moments that reveal a more complicated and conflicted man. In a short game full of haughty songs and jokes about willies, that’s an impressive achievement.
You play an Elizabethan astrologer-physician treating a bunch of hilarious hypochondriacs in this well put together game
Astrologaster is a billant Shakespearean commedy, full of humour and style.
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The gameplay was always intriguing enough to keep me going. And somehow, in a world of pandemic and astrology TikTok, this game feels relevant even while it lives in the past. If you're looking for something a little different, with unique gameplay, and a very entertaining soundtrack, I'd definitely suggest giving Astrologaster a try.
Despite its lack of real consequences, Astrologaster is a lot of fun to play; the excellent writing and top-notch voice acting really bring this ridiculous concept to life. Yes, it’s a shame the player’s actions don’t make more of a difference, but Astrologaster is still worth going along with – especially if you want a unique look at 16th century London.
With witty dialogue and historical references galore, Astroglaster is a great experience for everyone interested in a good story that holds up for multiple playthroughs.
From start to finish, Astrologaster delivers; if you enjoy games off the beaten path that so brilliantly achieve all their goals, then our astrological readings indicate you’ll love Astrologaster. It’s in the stars!