After surviving the dreaded “revival” of this series, it’s time to challenge the final game developed by Imageepoch – the original creators. How does this old DS game fare against its spiritual sequel – Stella Glow. Well, at the very least, it can’t possibly be worse than “
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Imageepoch is one of my most beloved Japanese developers. Thus so, I wish I could love every single inch of their last game, but the truth is I’ve got quite the love-and-hate history going for this title. Is it worth paying around 6000 yen on it? This is up to you, but I can help by giving a rough idea of the best and the worst of Stella Glow.
Until recently, I believed the port of “Pastel Chime Continue” by 5pb for the PSP was the last time something from AliceSoft to be released outside the PC realm, and like most of their games, Pastel Chime is a SRPG without too much focus on the “RPG” aspects, which are just a “side-dish” for the DatingSim parts. This is not to my liking, but I suppose nothing can be done, since this isn’t their line of expertise. That’s why I got high hopes for this remake of Toushin Toshi II for the 3DS, since they got Imageepoch to develop it for them, and those guys really know how to handle this genre! Romance, battles, drama, conspiracy and a little bit of “ecchi”. Those are the elements that define the most controversial game on the 3DS(?).
Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari is the first in a series of JRPGs by IMAGEEPOCH, there are many games released on this brand, most of them even run in the same engine (the same used for Last Ranker), but most are unrelated to this one, the only exception being Sol Trigger, which is a sequel. Since I’ve played ST before, I got encouraged to play it’s prequel. Now that it is on sale, I finally got it!