3 Stars of Destiny is a fantastic 2D RPG by the makers of the Millennium series and The Book of Legends. In this extensive adventure, explore countless uniques places, defeat tons of enemies and complete richly developed quests. The game features addictive gameplay and an experience worth tens of hours of playtime.
User reviews: Mixed (102 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 23, 2009

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March 7

Dreamscape and Vagrant Hearts released on Steam!

Dear all, Aldorlea Games has released (respectively as dev and as publisher) two new games lately. Make sure to check 'em out for more jRPG goodness!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/271990/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/337980

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“When all is said and done, 3 Stars of Destiny is the smoothest game Aldorlea has created so far and the one I had the most fun with”
87 – RPG Fan

“Over all, 3 Stars of Destiny is an entertaining role playing game. If you like final fantasy type games, you will enjoy this game too”
N/A – Casual Gamer Chick

“Fans of traditional role-playing will probably find a lot to like about this sprite-based adventure from Aldorlea Games”
70 – Gamezebo

About This Game

Backstory

Random, Sarah and Luciana are three teenagers who do not know each other yet. They also do not know that they hold a very special power inside of them.
But someone knows. An evil god. His goal is to lure the three of them into the deadliest of traps and absorb their power. Will he succeed? Or can you lead the soon-to-become heroes to face and defeat their worst nightmare? Play this oustanding adventure and find out!

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3 Stars of Destiny is a fantastic 2D RPG by the makers of the Millennium series and The Book of Legends. In this extensive adventure, explore countless uniques places, defeat tons of enemies and complete richly developed quests. The game features addictive gameplay and an experience worth tens of hours of playtime.

3 Stars of Destiny was rated:
  • 4.2/5 by Gamersgate players
  • 4.9/5 by Big Fish Games players

Key Features:

  • 50 achievements to unlock
  • 80 hours of playing
  • 10 Legendary Heroes
  • 50 Quests
  • 9 Relics and Artifacts to discover

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
132.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I have played through the game and beaten it twice and enjoyed every moment of it. I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for something fun and simple to play, while still having enough of a challenge to be interesting. I found the characters charming and the interactions to be amusing and while the story wasn't amazing, it wasn't boring either.

Pros:
+Nice selection of party members with different skillsets to appeal to any sort of playstyle.
+Really lovely artwork in the battles
+Character interactions are amusing and charming and you definitely can see some growth in the main characters as the quest progresses
+Multiple difficulty modes with choices on encounter rates to please everyone. Also the Rush selection can be great to quickly get through easier battles. Enough challenge to make battles fun but not so much that one feels a need to grind.
+Lots of optional sidequests and hidden things to find.
+Love the friendship dynamic and how having certain people together in a party for a length of time can grant bonuses in battles and give you preemptive attacks.

Cons:
-A bit on the short side, story is about 20 hours of play
-A couple of broken achievements (though dev has been responsive via email about it)
-Some of the side characters feel tacked on and get little part in the overall story.

Overall, I'd recommend this game to anyone who loves old school styled RPGs and enjoys the RPG Maker style of graphics. Personally, I adore the style of RPG Maker's graphics and do not consider that a fault. The game tells a nice simple story of some fun characters and I had a blast playing it and look forward to playing some more of the dev's other games.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
:Pros
}Explore the world while completing quests and battling enemies
}Interesting story with humorous dialogues
}Adjust the difficulty level and frequency of encounters with enemies}
}Helpful tutorial teaches you all the basics
:Cons
}Frequent battles can become annoying
}Navigation can be difficult since you have no map
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Personal Rating: 3 of 10

This game kicks off with an opening scene with 3 glowing insects or some sort of winged pest. Next it presents you with a short cut-scene of an unidentified creature slaughtering a witch and BAM...puts you right into the game with a protagonist named RANDOM. At first I thought maybe I skipped the name creation or the name generator broke or something so I actually GOOGLED this and confirmed that the character's name is indeed RANDOM.

While I greatly appreciate games that slowly unveil the story as you proceed with the game but this vague, lazy and uninteresting tale right at beginning already killed off half my enthusiasm and hope.

The game itself, as you can see from the preview, is classic bit-mapped so don't expect much from the sound effect or tracks. The maps are filled with tonnes of flora, fauna, objects and while these makes the map looks lively, it is rather annoying because 99% of the time it blocks your path so often that literally killed the mouse input feature because the path finding is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Combats are bland because you either easily whipped the enemy or you can die trying and it simply shows static images if your heros and enemy with no animation of any sort (Yeah...shaking the image a little is not animation!). Event when your character is dying or beat up the image still shows the same static picture.

I guess this is a typical RPGMaker product which I now will steer away at all cost!

UPDATE:

I forgot to mention that the creator of this game did built in secret areas for you to explore as to keep exploration fruitful. What I loathe is that since this game is in 2-D, it is hard to determine if the area is passable or not. You practically needs to try to navigate through every corners which is a waste of time.

And not that I have anything with the protagonist named RANDOM but I will appreciate if the game do make a proper introduction to the character to avoid confusion. I am not the only one to actually Googled this.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Overall I liked 3 Stars of Destiny. It is an oldschool style rpg with a mix of interesting characters and some humor. The combat system is solid, it has good level design, lots of secrets, challenges, and achievements. With that being said, if you do not like snes style rpgs, there's probably not much I can do to convince you to like it. You either like this style of game, or you hate it. Nothing I'm typing here will change your mind if you hate RPG maker games. Please do note that unlike most reviews, I have actually completed the game. I would say it takes a good 25-30 hours on regular difficulty. On to the details...

The characters are unique without spoiling anything. There are some interesting ones and later in the game you get to split up the party into 3 groups so choices do matter. There's often funny banter between characters. Gameplay is pretty standard for an RPG. You will need to grind a bit to get some levels, but combat is pretty fun. Money will be in short supply until late in the game, so grinding isn't too bad or painful. There are also achievements and optional fights that are quite challenging. The dungeons, both indoor and outdoor are pretty massive. There are TONS of secrets and a lot of achievements and the game has replayability if you're inclined. You can try a speedrun, beat it on hard mode, find all hidden areas, etc. Also, if you do decide to get the game, without being a spoiler, be sure to check out the swamp area fully. There is a missable character and dungeon if just blast through it hastily!

The one negative point I would mention about 3 stars is the plot. I will admit the plot is weak and somewhat illogical at times. I would say that the later levels feel almost surrealist in nature as far as the theme of different level areas. If Salvador Dali created an RPG maker game, this might come close to it! Due to this, I would say that I really prefer Aldorlea's other massive RPG, the Book of Legends, over 3 stars. TBoL has a more cohesive plot and a ton of characters so I would recommend you try that one first.

So what makes 3 stars worth it if the plot isn't that spectacular? The gameplay and characters are both good and it's a very solid game overall. Interaction between the characters is pretty funny at times and that keeps things interesting. Great dungeons, fun combat, some tough optional bosses give it the core of a good RPG. Add in lots of replayability and steam achievements and trading cards and it's a good buy. If you like Aldorlea RPGs, it's solid and a lot of fun. If you're on the fence about this one, I'd say try The Book of Legends first for a more cohesive plot. You can also download a playable demo of both games from Aldorlea's site that will let you play the full game for an hour, just to get an idea of the characters and style. Hope this helps!
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Overview: If youve played every other RPG out there and need more, it has all the trappings of one, however it seriously lacks in both meaninful plot and character development. Although its an OK game, I wouldnt recommend it when there is chrono trigger, secret of mana, dragon quest, earthbound and all the final fantasy games out there instead.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Generic RPGMaker JRPG.

The first impression I had with the game is the writing. The writing is incredibly super juvenile and childish.

The next thing I noticed was that the beginning of the game was extremely too easy - while I understand that you don't want to make the beginning too hard, it completely diminishes the value of the monster variety when you oneshot everything. That said, to its credit, the middle of the game ramps its difficulty up significantly enough as to create a legitimate challenge, with the character skills and standard attacks being well balanced enough as to allow for many meaningful decisions combatwise.

With a complete rewrite of the dialogue, this game might be worthy of being in the $5-10 range. But since that is not the case, I can only recommend going elsewhere to satisfy your JRPG cravings.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
3 Stars of Destiny is your average RPG maker game.

Nothing new or special about it. The whole game was made with basic/default RPG maker functions.
It's the same battle system from any RPG maker game, with the same gimmicks and the same graphics (although they do have some original art for a few things).
The story is meh with a lot of walking back and forth through the same maps and a few randomly generated dungeons.

If you never played a RPG maker game before, you may enjoy it.
But in my opinion you'd be better playing some random JRPG.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
★★★☆☆
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
a competent rpg that lacks depth and length but remains fun
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
A fun old-school RPG. Would definately play it again in the future.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
It's your standard RPG. Writing aint the best but it is pretty solid it stumped me in a dungeon so for that I recommend it I probably wont beat it but hey if you just want another RPG to play go and pick this up.

Oh yeah Main charcter's name if Random... I though it was a joke nope dude's name is RANDOM PENDRAGON!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
3 Stars? More like 5 Stars are in the destiny for this game.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
66.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
very good little rpg, little weird love story but fun to see them arguing :P

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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
good
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
good
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Horrible mapping design is the worst thing in the game (excluding sidequests)
Not sure if you're serious Aldorlea about Sarah's hair color diffrence between game logo and the game itself or are you just trolling everyone. You're the worst RM team I've ever seen not only because you made a horrible game for 15€. You don't give a single ♥♥♥♥ about people reporting 5 BROKEN ACHIEVEMENTS.
I hope you won't make any new games and quit, I'll make sure to never play any of your games, I don't want to cry anymore by seeing a floor as a roof again. Beautiful mapping skills, forget what I said at the beginning.
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Contains tiny spoilers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTepivFxAmM

An RPG-Maker game that visually looks the business for those seeking a JRPG-Experience for Indie-RPG money, but sadly lacks any great depth when it comes to the story.

While I say this is a 'Negative' review, ultimately this depends on what kind of gamer you are. If the appeal of levelling a character, while walking around some fairly lush and well-thought-out landscapes appeals to you - or indeed the simple mechanics of character levelling - then you'll probably rather enjoy this title.

If, like me however, you prefer a game that hinges on good storytelling and drama, then you'd best look elsewhere - for the plot is about as thin as a pair of aged underpants.

In a nutshell, this game is about an Orc who tries to suck powerful energy from three teenagers (no, really) - but in order to do so must lure them to an alternative dimension where he can directly interact with them. THEN THE PLOT DISAPPEARS FOR 3/4 OF THE GAME while you guide the protagonist through a series of pointless trials in order to go to a well-to-do school in a town called Rillia. A school, that even when you do manage to find it - you only attend a single 'lesson' (Go and obtain some mushrooms a-la any MMORPG you care to mention) - then you get kicked out. THEN SUDDENLY THE PLOT REOCCURS.

It's a shame, as it's at that point where the plot picks up again that the game actually starts to shine - some real JRPG elements creep in, and it feels a lot more solid - and is by far the best portion of the game, though I am not sure how many will stick around to find out.

A game which shows great potential, but falls down on plot - or lack thereof.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
I loved playing this game it has a active story feeling to it as well it can be funny and challenging. The color scheme feels stable. The action is fun and satisfying. I also love finding the secrets. It really gives off thaat good old adventure feeling when playing.
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74 of 112 people (66%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
Another RPG maker brand of game. Very similar to the likes of Aveyond which I finished a couple of months ago in that it is a party based RPG. There was nothing really special about this game. All very samey throughout.

I did find myself getting bored towards the middle of the game. You obviously need to spend a lot of time grinding levels in order to equip certain items you find in the game in order to progress past a certain boss, and it became quite tedious to grind on random spawn monsters when they rarely occur. This is a setting you select at the start of the game. If you want my advice, choose the option which will get you the most monster encounters, because you will need them

The text based dialog is also quite bad. All of the sentences seem so awkward to read out, and the games tries too hard to be funny when it quite clearly isn't.

You aren't missing out on much if you skip over this game. I will give it credit, it is a good length, a full playthrough took me 10 hours, but I would not recommend it at full price.
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32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
I am really enjoying 3 Stars of Destiny. If you dont like RPGMaker Games then this isn't for you. Personally I find the full maneuverablity with the mouse, story and graphics more appealing compared to older JRPG titles which can be cumbersome with their controls (except for Kemco on IOS). It does take about a good 3 hours to get into the meat of the story and battles and I personally found it rewarding onwards from the Mt Zulle Trials onwards.

The fact that you can choose what mode (Casual to Hard) and the Encounter Rate means that you can level up and play according to your style and preferences (I prefer Casual and a Normal Encounter Rate).

The characters are younger and this is relected in the storyline which I found has an innocence and humorous/playful tone. The game is massive in scope and it is the patient gamer who is rewarded. There are many secret rooms and items scattered about. Rush at your peril. Some of these are really great items, weapons, armour, stat boosts, money and quest items which can make a big difference to the game. Explore every nook and cranny.

If you are sometimes impatient like me there are many tips and walkthroughs available on the Aldorlea website. An easy way to switch between the game and a webpage is Alt + Tab.

I still have a long way to go but am loving playing this again and highly recommend if you are after a fun, entertaining and great value RPG.
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