Reviews and Problems with Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
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Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity
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.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: Stella Deus offers some of the better — but less daring — small-scale strategy RPG gaming to be found on any system. Stella Deus purposely avoids Final Fantasy Tactics' insane level of character customization and Shining Force 3's flashy audiovisual sense, instead choosing to settle into its own comfortably safe niche.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity tells the story of an apprentice named Spero who must save his homeland of Solum from a deadly mist known only as Miasma. At the same time, he must overthrow an oppressive ruler known as Dignus is order to restore peace to the land. In this strategy game released by Atlus, you will build up a party full of deadly warriors and destroy your enemies through your deceitfulness and superior battle tactics.