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Solasta: Crown of the Magister review
by MrSpanky

So much wasted potential.

There is junky but lovable low budget games and then there is a game like this with massive bugs, horrid voice overs and subtitles that dont match and all slapped together in a bland story with dialogues so basic it feels they where written by a kid.

Unlucky enough to have a party member with an aura buff? Enjoy massive stutters and single digit framerate.

Healing is useless and requires a single party member, or two, in constant healing on a limited spell and item usage system. Fail a constituion roll on a single member, on a single turn, against a single enemy, and your healthbar will take a massive hit, forcing everyone in defense mode, while taking even more damage do to lower damage output. Its a frustrating, boring and artificially prolonged fight system.

Sidequests that send you in the same areas visted before with no real rewards.

Economy and gear progression are so unsatisfying you will maybe see one new piece of gear on your party member, or none.

User interface is so basic they omitted even basic button navigation which hides endgame spells behind small single letters on the bottom of the page. Amateur work.
«Buggy as hell»
«Waste of time»

Other reviews2

Dungeons and Dragons fans and CRPG veterans are going to love this game. Delving into forgotten dungeons with a cast of custom heroes who rely on well-planned character builds and combat scenarios is admittedly not ground-breaking. However, licensing the official tabletop ruleset and translating it so well into a video game will pique many people’s interest and pull them in for the long haul. The game also boasts an exceptionally produced score full of whimsy and spectacle, an outstanding Dungeon Making Tool that continues to progress, and a quite informative tutorial for beginners. Undoubtedly, parts of the mechanics need further explanation and plenty of bugs need addressing. Players who want a shiny coat of polish will not find it here. Regardless, it’s amazing the depth and quality this indie studio has ardently delivered. Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a sure critical hit.

Full review at
«Just one more turn»