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Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

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Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity Review

GameSpot
9 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Japanese turn-based strategy games have enjoyed their own niche on the PlayStation 2, the more notable representatives being Nippon Ichi's colorful and entertaining games. Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity is not so brightly wrapped, but the game brings with it some unique gameplay elements and a great, ethereal visual style.
  • Pros: Good level of customization, Nice tactical battles, Great artwork
  • Cons: Having to level up inserts a bit of a grind, Customization builds on classes that are fairly generic to start with
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Overall 9
8.5

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

Playstation Illustrated
9 February 2006
  • 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. Stella Deus ’ look probably appeals more to the artistic-minded gamer than those who go for hardcore realism. Battles take place on small, grid-based battlefields.
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Overall 7
7.3

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

Just RPG
8 February 2006
  • 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 . Will fans warm up to Stella Deus as much as Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga ? Read on to find out.
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 9
9.1
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 10
9.5

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RPGFan
24 January 2006
  • 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). However, Stella Deus has more than decent battles on a turn-based grid; it has an opening that sets up one of the more exciting and riveting plots in years.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

SwankWorld
6 November 2005
  • 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 other recent strategy RPG offerings such as Phantom Brave and La Pucelle; but on the other, some bad voice acting gets in the way of the story and takes away from the overall...
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Overall 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Lifespan 8
7.5

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

Gaming Target
23 June 2005
  • Summary: Can't you hear me yella! You're puttin' me through Hella! Stella... STELLLAAAA!
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 5
5.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 9
9.0

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Game Freaks 365
7 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Strategy RPG fans can find several PlayStation 2 oddities that are sure to impress, including all three of Nippon Ichi’s obscure games (La Pucelle, Disgaea, and Phantom Brave) and older titles like Front Mission 4 and the Kessen series. With so many titles to choose from, I personally think it’s a little difficult to throw some creativity into the matter - and while Pinegrow’s Stella Deus doesn’t really add anything to the genre, it is...
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 3
3.3
Storyline 3
3.3
Replay value 4
4.4

Stella Deus

RPG LAND
3 May 2005
  • 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 . Upon first look, Stella might just look like another TRPG. Once playing it, though, players will find that this game is pleasantly different, while remaining familiar enough that TRPG vets will be right at home.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Replay value 5
5.0

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Video Game talk
26 April 2005
  • 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. Their newest project Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity has finally been released and strategy RPG (SRPG) fans everywhere will want to get their hands on it.
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Overall 7
6.9
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 4
3.5

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity

Project COE
26 April 2005
  • 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. As mentioned before, there are tons of repetitive missions that seem to only exist for the sake of making this game long. Therefore, a second play through is highly discouraged. If you love SRPG’s, Stella Deus is pretty much a safe bet.
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