Initial release date: April 11, 2017
Developer: Zeboyd Games
Publisher: Zeboyd Games
Genre: Role-playing video game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac
Zeboyd Games has done a stellar job in recent years when it comes to making retro JRPG inspired games such as Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World; their most recent release of Cosmic Star Heroine is no different at all and if anything shines brighter than the aforementioned games. Cosmic Star Heorine is a game that to me is a call back to the days of Phantasy Star and Chrono Trigger in more ways than one on bot only a graphical style but also in gameplay and in its aesthetics. If you grew up in the 90’s during the Golden Era of JRPGs then you will find yourself smiling at all the little nuances and touches to the game from the battle system, to the animations, to the music, and more! The awesome part is that this game is now available on Nintendo Switch and in my opinion its one of the absolute best games on the Switch!
In Cosmic Star Heroine you star as Alyssa, a special agent operative of the Agency for Peace and Intelligence (API), during a mission you discover that a device that allows the user to mind control others and eventually returns it to HQ. She then comes upon her teammates and together after a few missions they learn that the agency they work for has ulterior motives for how they plan to use the device and like any other adventure its up to you to uncover the truth behind what is going on and why. The story is told very solidly without any snags or slow points and the pacing of the game as a whole is quite snappy so you’ll never feel like you’re moving at a snails pace especially when it comes to the battle system which is as snappy and inspired from Chrono Triger among others.