Star Story: The Horizon Escape
What do you get when you mix a turn-based rpg with an adventure game? You might get something like Star Story: The Horizon Escape for Nintendo Switch! I love both genres and so, I was excited to play this game. Is Star Story a good game? Here is my review of Star Story: The Horizon Escape!
Star Story, on the surface, seems like a pretty simple game. The main character of the game is seeking out new life and new civilizations and boldly going…wait. Wrong franchise. The main character of Star Story is a guy who happens to trave around space, find stuff, collect it, and move on. Then one day, he crashes onto a planet and has to figure how to get off the rock once and for all.
The story seems simple. The graphics, while very nice, seem pretty basic. This game could be on cellphones right? And yet, there is something about Star Story that haven’t told you yet.
Star Story features branching paths. In this game, you have dialogue choices that lead you down different roads. Fight an enemy and you might get some cool item to help you out. Don’t fight him and you might get an ally or just avoid getting your head handed to you. The branching paths and dialogue are handled via a simplistic and cool Adventure game style menu.
And then there are the turn-based battles! If you can’t talk your way out of something, you can always fight your way out of it. The battle system here is what you usually find in turn-based rpgs and streamlined so that you can get into a battle and out of it quickly.
Star Story also features a neat crafting system and a wonderful sense of humor. Star Story never takes itself too seriously.
Finally the game controls well too. Its easy to navigate menus and fight enemies. I had fun with this game!
Star Story: The Horizon Escape gets a 7.5 out of 10. It is a good game overall. If you like the rpg and adventure games, then you may want to check this one out!
Thanks to Forever Entertainment for providing a digital code for this review. Star Story: The Horizon Escape is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!