Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars Review

Introduction

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars is a fantasy third person action RPG inspired by Greek and Roman mythologies.  Play as Hilda – a brave young warrior from the Northwind Legion who embarks on a journey to the cursed city in order to save her lost father.  Encounter new tribes, creatures and dangers along the way.

Review

Hilda, the young warrior daughter of the Commander in the Northwind Legion is sent in search of her father, the Commander after the Legion had not heard from him for some time.  His mission was to gain the Trust of a powerful mage, Eumenides and find a way to stop him from taking the power of the Nexus and bring nothing but destruction and chaos to the City.

Lots of monsters to fight, characters to help and missions to complete.  This game can easily take 35-50 hours to platinum, and around 15-20 hours to complete the main story.  There’s SO much to do.

I had lots of fun with this game – I did dabble in some of the side stuff, but the main story missions were so interesting that I mostly kept to the main path. 

Really beautiful graphics and colouring, the game is so vivid in colour from start to finish.  Even fire and the magic elements looked incredible.

The music was relevant throughout the game, and even changed in tempo when there was a fight, or a dramatic scene was taking place.  During boss fights I felt like the music even helped to hype me up a little.

The weapons and magical abilities were so fun to play around with – there are six weapons to choose from, and they can be upgraded once you’ve reached The Shelter  by visiting the Blacksmith Vulcane – you can also craft trinkets and eventually upgrade your element enchantities.  There’s also a shop, owned by Quintus, where you can buy healing potions, bombs, and other useful items.

You can select what abilities you want by choosing them from the skills wheel – there is a section for all six weapons, as well as options to increase your health and stardust level (magic).

There is fast travel (teleporting), however it’s pretty basic to begin with – you can only fast travel to the last conduit you activated, or to The Shelter.  You do this by using Etherite Silver and Rhodos Symbol.  Until quite a bit later in the game when you can then fast travel to any conduit you’ve activated. 

My advice in to explore as much as possible, and read everything – this will give you insight into the background of the city and things that happened there, as well as blueprints for Vulcane to upgrade more items.  Oh, and break every chest you see, as there’s important materials in them to collect which can be used for upgrading.

Rating

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Pros:

  • Great storytelling
  • Fun magic element and weapons
  • Interesting characters
  • Can choose to play how you want

Cons:

  • Pretty long platinum
  • A little buggy
  • Would have liked fast travel anywhere a little sooner

Summary

I truly enjoyed this game, a lot – the story and characters were interesting and I loved learning about their backstories and aspirations.  The magic elements were great and the monsters, battles and missions were so much fun. I recommend this game 100%.

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Game & Developer Information

Developer Website: Acme Gamestudio
Developer Socials: Twitter
Publisher Website: tinyBuild
Publisher Socials: Twitter
PSN Store Links: £28.99/€34.99 Europe / $34.99 North America
Trophy Information: 49. 40-platinum 1 / Gold 2 / Silver 9 / Bronze 37

Images – https://www.igdb.com/

Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars – Official Trailer

One thought on “Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars Review

  1. I tried the demo for this game and loved it. I can’t wait to play the full version, but I was also concerned about how well it will run because apparently my PC meets the minimum requirements but not the recommended ones, I know you don’t sound like a fellow PC gamer but still, I’m just rambling. I had no issues playing the demo so maybe I’m being too conscientious.

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