Five Stars is a turn-based action RPG developed and released by SkyPeople. Although turn-based games have been a dying breed for quite some time, Five Stars, with its stunning visuals and compelling story, has touched many’s hearts. Fight against the forces of evil as you help the Holy Church, trying to restore honour to the church and making new allies along the way. Five Stars goes much deeper than your usual turn-based games. Here, players must focus on different aspects of team compositions and fighting styles.
After spending a lot of time checking this game out, we came up with a thorough review of the game’s positives and negatives just for you. So with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what Five Stars offers!
One of the best things about Five Stars was the stunning visuals. The developers at SkyPeople went out of their way to ensure that the cutscenes and animations were well-made. As a result, the game feels like an anime when you first open it up. The more you play it, the better it keeps getting. You know how it is; the better the game’s visuals, the higher its chances of success.
Five Stars is a turn-based action RPG with flashy characters and powers, but the game is all about strategy. Setting up a line of offence, having a strong line of defence, and even the type of attacks your characters can use matter a lot for your team’s success. There are multiple archetypes for the characters:
All the characters in the game belong to one or the other character archetype, which shows the diversity and complexity of the possible team compositions that can be created.
Five Stars having a proper Ranked System in place made the game more fun and exciting. A leaderboard displaying the players whose team composition is the strongest in the server and the ability to enter into PvP matches with other players made this game much more challenging. Playing with other, much stronger players was a nice change of pace from the usual mob killing.
Like other turn-based RPGs, Five Stars features a speed and auto-play option that players can use to speed past all the boring and slow parts of the game. This made the game feel much smoother and allowed us to progress through the story much faster. Since the story of Five Stars is quite vast, the game has this option only made sense.
Having an auto-play option also helped players focus more on improving the team instead of just being busy fighting the monsters in front of them. Analyzing the kinks in the team composition is truly the key to rising to the top.
One of the biggest cons of Five Stars was the lag. Being a new game, it’s quite understandable for games to have issues and bugs, but the game lag is unbearable. Every time we click on any menu or option, the frame rate drops down to 5 and causes the game to stutter out of its mind. The UI could be more responsive and clunky, and the misclicks happen far too often to be ignored.
Another thing about Five Stars that was honestly unbearable was the constant crashing. Since the game was so laggy, there were times when we would click on the wrong menu, and the game would freeze. This happens constantly and makes the game simply unplayable at times, and the times we can play it, it runs at 5fps.
From what we understand, the developers at SkyPeople are currently doing their best to fix the game and patch these issues with their newest update, but as of now, the game is pretty much unplayable. Sometimes the game would crash during Boss battles and cause players to lose all of their progress, having them restart that level each time.
All in all, Five Stars, based on the good and the bad points mentioned above, receive a solid 5.5/10 from us. This decision was made based on many factors. The major contributor to the decision was the flashy animations, along with the smooth transitions and animations when the game started. Five Stars did a fantastic job with the levels by ensuring that each level and story had something new to offer, in addition to having exciting side quests such as the Towers and the Boss rooms; this made the game immersive and interactive.
Although no game is perfect, Five Stars has some issues with making the game engaging. However, resolving these issues can make it one of the more addictive games we have reviewed. Still, F-Class Adventurer is a good experience and worth a shot.