Astria Ascending is a JRPG (Japanese role playing game) developed by ‘Artisan Studios‘ and published by ‘Dear Villagers‘. Astria Ascending is said to be coming out 30th of September 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PC. Astria Ascending is looking like a whole new big adventure for sure. Let’s take a look.
Astria Ascending hasn’t given much information concerning the story but we can piece it together. For starters Asstria Ascending is set in the world of Orcanon. Players take control of one of the so called “fated eight”. These characters are customisable and are different races, have very different skills and different in character to each other. They “must sacrifice everything to save the world.” Sacrificing everything sounds like the fated 8 will lose their lives too. That sounds like a problem.
But wait… there’s more… in Astria Ascending. There’s also 12 ancient beasts. Now these beasts are obviously special since they are called ancient but what’s the deal with them. Sounds like they need to be eliminated. It’s also been said that the fated 8 will fight against their destiny. This in a way does remind us of Final Fantasy 13 (in some ways) which we enjoyed playing. We definitely want to know more about the 12 ancient beasts. There’s 5 cities to explore which holds their own creatures.
This whole world is hand drawn. That means a lot of time and work went into this for sure. Hand drawn ain’t easy. So yes there’s 5 cities but there’s also 20 dungeons. Wait a minute! 20 dungeons? There’s 8 fated heroes and 12 ancient beats. 8 + 12 = 20! MIND BLOWN!!!!!!! See you get the best content here with X35 Earthwalker. Now this world in Astria Ascending isn’t mystical happiness and fun times. Expect betrayal and even terror. There’s a lot going on.
The team developing Astria Ascending has some serious people on the team. Developers from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata and Bravely default. There’s apparently lots to do as well. There’s over 50 hours of gameplay. There’s mini games too. A fantasy themed card game which interests us. There’s a shoot em up and even environmental puzzles. Talking about options, we hear there’s 20 classes to choose from concerning your character.
We checked out some Astria Ascending gameplay and it’s what we expected. Loads of skills to use against your enemies. Build up and get powerful enough to use legendary cosmo breaks. There’s “over 200 different monsters” for you to face. There’s even summons in this game. Legendary beasts that you can collect bring into the fight against your foes. There’s quite a lot of options when it comes to combat. We like the look of that. We just hope the turn based combat is actually tactical with high enough difficulty to force players to not walk through it but use their brains.
Overall Astria Ascending looks like a very good game. There’s going to be some serious music especially with the help of these developers from Final Fantasy and Nier Automata. We expect lots of content, lots of combat and some awesome creatures for sure. We hope the summons are epic and actually useful. The developers ‘Artisan studios’ have done a great job. We at X35 Earthwalker will keep an eye on this game. Now Astria Ascending may have legendary summon but those beings are pathetic and useless against… the ‘Earth Walk!’
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