Sorry I'm so late this week. I just started playing Trails in the Sky and it's surprising how easy it is to start playing it and then forget how long you've been playing it, especially when you are trying to find a good place to stop. ANYWAY, This week I'm doing another DEMO-lition where I give a run down on a Demo I've played recently on an upcoming game and share my thoughts on the game and the Demo itself. This week I'm tackling Stella Glow, the last game made by Image Epoch, for those who don't know a little back story. Image Epoch was a smaller RPG developer that started in 2005 and is most well known for games like Luminous Arc, a SRPG with a plot revolving around witches, and Arc Rise Fantasia, an interesting RPG for the Wii with a unique battle system that probably needed a bit more tweaking.
Stella Glow was to be the project that marked Image Epoch's 10th Anniversary. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out too well for the company. Image Epoch's CEO Ryoei Mikage went missing around April and rumors of Image Epoch's poor state started to circulate. Image Epoch finally declared Bankruptcy in May and now the company is no more. Fortunately, Stella Glow was able to be completed either before the Bankruptcy or after through the efforts of Stella Glow's Publisher SEGA, and thanks to Atlus we in the west are going to see this game for the 3DS in another two weeks, but how is the game? Well let's check out the Demo.
|If nothing else the game is sure pretty.|
Storywise it's not a bad way to start a game. Yes it is a bit cliche with a hero suffering from Amnesia and his idealic home town being destroyed by the villains, but given Image Epoch's track record this is about in line with what they usually do, and it's not a bad way to open a game. It's cliche for a reason, it's because it works and with RPGs that have simple, iconic storylines being few and far between these days, something this old school is a nice change of pace. Also, the game does have some pretty art and the characters are not bad themselves.
|The game isn't in Japanese I swear.|
|See Fire Emblem, THESE guys have feet!|
Until Next Time.