Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles
Star from the bottom
by Brendan Caldwell 13/10/2011
Product: Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles
Developer: Spacetime Studios
Publisher: Spacetime Studios
Format: Xperia Play
Genre: Multiplayer, RPG
was a stab at a true MMO on smartphone. The dream was to transfer the design of regular MMOs to portable devices thanks to the constant internet connection these devices supply, thus letting everyone play a deep adventure full of quests, loot, and stat-building.
The reality didn't quite match the dream. The appealing things about MMOs – the exploration, sense of community, and teamwork – didn’t come through. Meanwhile, faults of the genre seemed to transfer effortlessly. There was plenty of grind but not much fun.
There is some brief enjoyment to be had levelling up but it soon becomes clear that Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles is another grind-heavy MMO lacking any form of variety
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