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Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth PS1

Tactical Japanese RPG, in which players lead their team to subsequent victories in battles in rounds. Between battles they develop available heroes and learn more about the history.

RPG | fantasy | tactical | religious | jRPG

Sony PlayStation 1
Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth cover

developer: MaxFive

publisher: Atlus

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PS1:

07February2002

Prepared by MaxFive studio production representing the genre of Japanese tactical RPGs. The title is based on proven mechanisms, offering a wide range of character development opportunities and challenging turn-based battles requiring strategic planning of activities.

Story

Years ago, the fantastic land of Ixia was inhabited by people and spirits associated with various elements. People who could communicate with them were called Hoshigs. Peaceful existence was disturbed by the appearance of a powerful wizard Villa, who decided to use his power to capture the world. The alliance between people and spirits he formed to fight against him managed to win after a long and difficult fight. Many centuries later, a war breaks out in the land now called Madrias, involving three kingdoms, Nightweld, Gerauld and Valaim. A group of tenants, of which Fazz is a member, is involved in the conflict. Their task is to protect the mysterious ruins of Ixia. They do not expect that they will soon play a key role in the fate of a land threatened by an ancient power. The authors have prepared several different endings of the story, and its course depends on the decisions made by the players.

Mechanics

Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth is a tactical Japanese RPG, in which turn-based battles fought in isometric projection, divided into hexa arenas arenas, are a key element of the game. During combat, characters can use not only traditional physical attacks, but also spells or special abilities. Developed by the creators of mechanics contains several characteristic elements. Among them is the RAP system, under which each action taken by a given hero fills in a special bar. When it reaches its maximum, the hero loses the ability to perform any actions until the end of the turn. In addition, warriors can also use the Shoot system to repel enemies by two fields or combine their attacks into deadly combinations with the appropriate settings. During the skirmishes it is also necessary to pay attention to the prevailing conditions on the arena, including uneven terrain or various traps and dangers. An additional difficulty is the fact that the characters killed in battle must be revived before the end of the skirmish, otherwise they die forever.

MaxFive studio production allows you to develop available characters in many ways. The statistics and abilities are influenced, among others, by the religion of a given hero. Different deities offer different benefits and have specific weaknesses that need to be taken into account. During the skirmishes the team members collect not only experience points, but also devotion to a given supernatural being, discovering for them new abilities to use on the battlefield.

Technical issues

Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth combines two-dimensional sprites with a three-dimensional environment. The production is maintained in a style referring to Japanese animation. One of the advantages of the game is the atmospheric soundtrack.

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Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

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