Azure Saga: Pathfinder PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Azure Saga: Pathfinder by MassHive Media.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Azure Saga: Pathfinder is an isometric style RPG that’s heavily inspired by classic JRPG’s, most notably, Star Ocean. The story follows a man named Synch and his android Noide. Synch sets out to search for his missing father but crash lands on a mysterious planet with ancient technology. In order to repair their ship they set out on a journey to locate power sources. They ultimately get caught up in a war between the Humans, Ivry (Half deer, half human creatures) and a hostile species called the Hollows.
Synch and Noide’s journey takes them to many different locations across the world. These locations act as the game’s dungeons and you’ll face many monsters along the way. The dungeon system is setup similarly to Star Ocean where you can map out the entirety of a location by visiting the different rooms. Mapping out an entire dungeon nets you an achievement as well but other than that there’s no real benefit to doing so other than getting all the cool loot.
Combat in Azure Saga is classic in nature as well, utilizing a turn based system. During combat you’ll have to give orders to each of your characters before they’ll execute their attack. You can choose from a single attack, a skill, use an item, or use that character’s fury attack. Fury attacks are powerful abilities that unlock once the character’s fury bar is full. Another type of powerful attack is a unity attack. This is an attack that’s executed when all 3 of your party members use skills that work well together. There’s a lot of unity attacks to discover but you’ll need to do a lot of trial and error to figure out what combinations to use.
The game also features a bestiary where you can view all of the enemies that you’ve encountered in your journey. You can view their stats, name, location, and what they look like. There are 10 pages of creatures to discover in the game.
There’s also a capital city named Ere that you can explore as well. In the capital, you can purchase items, rest at an inn or combine gems.
Overall, Azure Saga: Pathfinder is a pretty solid RPG. It’s combat is well done and its story is pretty entertaining as well. I will admit that there’s quite a few spelling/grammar mistakes throughout but it doesn’t really take away from the experience and it’s still easy to understand what’s going on. I’ll also mention that I highly recommend using a controller to play the game since the keyboard controls can be a bit clunky.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Azure Saga: Pathfinder$12.99
Features of Interest
- Fun Classic Style Combat System
- Interesting Characters and Story
- Good Soundtrack
- Good Graphics/Artwork
- Has Some Grammar/Spelling Mistakes Here and There
- Keyboard Controls Are A Bit Clunky: Controller Recommended