Featuring Dragon-Quest-style combat Final-Fantasy-esque dialog and exploration, Astoria: The Holders of Power Saga expertly straddles the line between classic JRPG tropes and modern mechanics extremely well.
Astoria knows exactly what it's doing and exactly who its playerbase is, so expect some major throwbacks to the hallowed favorites of the genre. The sound effects, in particular, might bring a tear to your eye if you grew up on early Dragon Quest titles.
However, this is more than just a retro look back at bygone times. From a wealth of entertaining side quests to top-notch music and character models, Astoria is easy to fall in love with you long for a 16-bit RPG.