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Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity review (PS2)
29 March 2015
Excerpt: Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is a relatively standard turn-based strategy game that, if nothing else, serves as a decent introduction to the genre. It offers nothing particularly special, but it is competently made and features a simple, easy to learn battle system that newcomers should...
Excerpt: With the exception of a slight misstep involving a fishing title, Atlus has really been on a tear as of late. Stella Deus: The Gates of Eternity is Atlus’ latest entry into the Strategy RPG genre, and continues Atlus’ streak of fun, quality SRPGs.
Excerpt: Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is the latest strategy RPG offering from Atlus. While it’s an enjoyable game, the elements that make it up are a mixed bag. On one hand you have the totally customizable and addictive gameplay that made games like Disgaea great, as well as a story that’s better than...
Excerpt: Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is one of Atlus's latest RPGs to be released for the PlayStation 2 console. Recently, Atlus has had much luck in the field of RPGs, releasing fan favorites from the Shin Megami Tensei series, such as Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga .
Excerpt: A spiritual successor to the PlayStation One letdown Hoshigami, Stella Deus brings to the table the traditional isometric strategy RPG (a la Final Fantasy Tactics, the gold standard of the genre).
Excerpt: When Stella Deus begins, a deadly mist has already spread across most of the world. Rather than bring enormous insects or pokey birds, this mist brought a peaceful oblivion -- anything caught inside is simply erased from existence.
Excerpt: The Tactical RPG sub-genre has seen quite a bit of growth in these last few years. However, many of the TRPGs on PlayStation 2 have recently begun to feel generic and too much alike. Atlus has delivered a welcome change of pace with Stella Deus .
Excerpt: Publisher Atlus has been sticking their foot in the door of the RPG genre. Games like Disgaea, Shin Megami Tensei and Tactics Ogre are putting them on the map with fans of role playing and strategy games.
Conclusion: Most people don’t replay 40 hour games, and that’s exactly what Stella Deus is. Players can invest well over 100 hours into Stella if they feel like it, but it’s doubtful that most people will replay Stella after beating it.