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GF Rating
8.2

571 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

loved it

posted by Aronsky (SAN MARCOS, CA) Mar 28, 2011

Member since Aug 2008

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Historia was a very fun game. The best rpg game I have played in a while. It was really interesting changing time lines and seeing how your actions in one time line affect the other. Also, the battles were really fun as each one felt like a mini puzzle. You also don't get attacked constantly like other games and it's pretty easy getting preemptive attacks. Overall, really great game and worth a try.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

All in all, worth a try

posted by Brontis (CARY, IL) Aug 2, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Alright let's see here.

Overall I would say this game deserves an eight.

Here's why:

It actually brings something new to the table. When I first read about it and was told it was all about time travel, I edged away, thinking that the developers probably spent way to much time on the time travel aspect and left out things like combat or fun side quests. I was wrong. While their Historia's combat system is nothing terribly new, it does have some interesting elements.

First, yes it is a turn based system, akin to that of Final Fantasy X's, where you can see who goes next and whatnot. Cool thing is, you're allowed to switch out your turn with someone else's, even the enemy, which allows to to string combos together. The other aspect I found enjoyable was the ability to move enemies around on their field, hitting them into one another and then being able to attack two or even three enemies at once. While fun and engaging though, it didn't really change the turn based combat system that drastically.

Now, the time travel. I'd have to say it was executed fairly well. My first and foremost concern was that the game was going to get extremely repetitive, seeing as I'd be going to back to change one thing a whole lot or something like that. But, again, I was surprised. What they did with the time travel was quite interesting. First, you could only go back to things called "nodes". These were places in time that had significant impacts later on, and also would branch out into a different history. The cool thing was, things you did in one history, could also affect another history. I occasionally found myself baffled at why this affected that, but eventually it all started to make sense.

So, yes. It's a decent buy and I would recommend it to anyone who loved the final fantasy franchise, or anyone who enjoys traveling through time. Both aspects are brought out extremely well.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A simple comparasion

posted by grazal (BELLAIRE, TX) Nov 26, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you are a big back to the future fan or any time travel series you will find this a refreshing breath of air in the rpg world. Personally as a fan of Megaman Battlenetwork I found the combat to be very similar, so if you are missing out on the old 9 square combat this is the game for you.

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