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Nostalgia (DS)

Nostalgia (DS)
alaScore 89

31 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Nostalgia (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the gameplay. The story is also appreciated.

story, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Nostalgia (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ugly Bob (

Nostalgia Review


Get those Nostalgia glasses on.

Handheld games are no less ambitious in scale or scope, only budget, than their console counterparts. If Matrix could make a game with the care and dedication we see in games like Nostalgia, fans of the RPG genre could very well be in store for one of...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Vyolynce (



As I understand it, the original design for the game that would ultimately become Nostalgia was created about ten years ago. It was shelved as the developers took on other tasks (including the DS remake of Final Fantasy III), and when the opportunity...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Hollan (

Nintendo DS Games: Nostalgia - Should You Play It Or Leave It?


For those fans of steam punk anything, Nostalgia is a great Nintendo DS game that you might want to check out. But before you do, you might want to read our review first to make sure it's worth your time and energy.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (



Nostalgia had a lot going for it - a steampunk role-playing game for a handheld sounds like a recipe for addictive greatness. Handheld RPGs, if crafted properly, can take on the connotations of a good novel, grabbing you and not letting go until either...

The game looks great ; Settings and world are really cool

Writing is boring and characters are stiff ; Dialog is terrible

So Nostalgia is a by the book RPG with a cool setting. If there weren’t so many better games out there right now, it might be worth checking out. Even waiting for the bargain bin might be prudent. Running out to pick this up, don’t bother.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan Olsen (



Nostalgia is an RPG that takes common elements from traditional RPGs and packages them in a new story. The story follows the tale of Edward Brown and his band of friends and they try to find out what happened to his famous explorer father and what role...

RPGs have a knack for story telling. Part of the reason they have stayed so popular is because the hero's journey is a tale that people never get tired of hearing. To help sell the story, a unique visual element helps set games apart from each other....

Nostalgia falls into becoming a game about grinding early on. There are more than enough random battles to fight but as you work your way up the leveling ladder, you'll notice that you'll need to stick in dungeons longer to keep gaining levels...

Nostalgia is a fantastic RPG by successfully blending traditional RPG gameplay and some new ideas with creative visuals. It is too bad that grinding rears its ugly head early on in the game. For an RPG, it shouldn't be too unexpected, however. RPG...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Brittany Vincent (



Mastering the role-playing genre is a challenge that few are suited to tackle. Unfortunately, most JRPGs that have been released recently are testament to this. We've played through the exact same scenarios countless times. And to what end? We usually...

There's nothing here you haven't seen before, and while normally I would balk at such sameness, there's an underlying charm here that I can't quite turn away from. It's simple, short, & sweet.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Zachary Miller (



An aptly-named role-playing game

Engaging story and characters ; Great graphics and good music ; Side quests all come from one location ; Fun combat system, especially on your airship

Dungeon battles are a bit bland by comparison ; Super-deformed character models cannot love

I really like this game a lot. It's really refreshing to see a brand new old-school DS RPG.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Todd Douglass Jr. (



Never before have I played a more appropriately named game. Nostalgia is the latest release from Ignition Entertainment and comes from the development team of Matrix Software, who had their hands in the remakes of Final Fantasy III and IV. Going in...

I suppose it could be said that the game doesn’t do anything original. I mean, Matrix Software takes everything you’d expect from a classic J-RPG and rolls it into one package. The combat, exploration, and structure all scream “hey, I’ve played this...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : KevinS (

Nostalgia Review


Too nostalgic. How ironic.

Classic JRPG elements

Nothing new to offer the genre

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Marc Sakol (

Nostalgia on Nintendo DS


Nos.tal.gia [no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-]

Nostalgia is very niche, being a must buy for anyone old enough to get the feeling. However, younger gamers may want to spend their money on something else, perhaps one of the many old SNES RPG’s us old folks are always preaching on about- like Chrono...

Nov, 2009