A weak story and boring characters pretty much wrecked what might of been a good game.
Digital Tiger, Amazon
5 November 2012
Summary: Pros: * Graphics are actually pretty good. * Combat is basic SRPG and is good. * Dungeon design is good. * Thankful the game is short. Cons: * The story is so weak that I just lost all interest in it. * The characters are also boring and lack personality. * The goals and quests are not always clear, often I found myself wondering where I should be going next.
Excerpt: "Astonishia Story’s claim to a footnote in history is that it was among the first South Korean developed RPG’s when released for the PC back in 1994. However, the first much of the wider world would have seen of it was in 2006 when it was ported in slightly enhanced form to the PSP. Emerging in the twilight of an era of great 2D RPG releases that saw Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger appear around the same time, Astonishia Story seems even older ...
Pros: Lovely retro graphics, smart battle - system, solid old - school soundtrack
Cons: Dated, lamentable story and character development, extremely short, few side - quests
Summary: Quite honestly, don't bother with this! It is ok in it's own way but soon gets annoying, the fights don't give you enough gelders (currency units) to buy things you need to survive and the fights themselves are repetitive and irritating. The story line is confused and often there are points where you don't know what to do because the translation is so bad.
Summary: Bisher hatte es die PSP nicht leicht, wenn es um Rollenspiele ging. Die meisten, bereits erschienen Vertreter dieses Genre konnten bisher allerhöchstens durch Mittelmäßigkeit glänzen. Mit Astonishia Story wirft Ubi Soft nun einen neuen Kandidaten auf den Markt. Das in Korea entwickelte Spiel dreht sich um Lloyd, einen Ritter im Dienste des Landes Latein, der unfreiwillig in die noble Rolle des Weltenretters schlüpfen muss.
Summary: Astonishia Story Anfangsresümee erstmal zum Einstieg: "Nein, der Kauf lohnt sich auch für hartgesottene RPG-fans nicht." Wie ich dazu kam Denn als ich das"günstige" RPG im Regal sah dachte ich mir, -Super, kleiner Preis, viel Spielspaß, wenn auch auf grafisch geringem Nivau-. Auf der Rückseite glänzten RPG-Ausschnitte wie aus den guten alten Zeiten von Final Fantasy und all den anderen wunderbaren RPG´s, die unser Herz beglückten.
Excerpt: Avete presente i videogiochi di 10 anni fa?? Ecco...uguale!! Per chi li ama ben venga, ma x tutti gli altri che hanno comprato questa console portatile xke ultra tecnologica e, di conseguenza, vogliono giochi tecnologicamente avanzati Beh..non copratelo! ...
Pros: Carino x chi ama i vecchi videogiochi, semplice