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Astlibra Revision - Review

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Dec 6, 2022.

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    [​IMG]RPG Site has reviewed the side-scrolling RPG Astlibra Revision:

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    Astlibra Revision

    To be honest, I don't know where to start with Astlibra Revision. When the game released in October this year, it completely flew under my radar at the time. The only reason I started playing was due to the glowing recommendation of a friend of a friend. The only thing I knew going in was that the game was created mostly single-handedly by an indie developer by the name of KEIZO over the span of a little more than a decade. With little knowledge of the game, I had no idea what to expect, but I decided to give it a try regardless. After 70 or so hours of playtime, I do not regret the decision. As our regular podcast listeners will know, the game is nothing less than a wild trip.

    After researching the game's long history, I found that the original version is still available as a Japanese-only freeware title. However, if you purchase the game on Steam, there are many quality-of-life features such as the improved sprites as well as the game's engine being reworked to support widescreen formats instead of just the 4:3 screen ratio available in the free version. Additionally, there is also a new post-game chapter.

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    Astlibra is by no means a perfect game and I think that is okay. I still feel Astlibra is excellent and shows what a 2D action, side-scrolling RPG is capable of, while maintaining a retro feel. If you're a fan of 2D action RPGs, Astlibra is truly a hidden gem this year and can be easily overlooked. I highly recommend this game as it is truly a labour of love by its creator that should not be ignored, even if it's just for the time and dedication that was put into it.

    Score: 9/10
     
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