By Cynthia Ayala

Starlight Story is an anime browser MMORPG from Aeria Games (and very addicting). It’s reminiscent of Final Fantasy in that magic and technology within the game collide.

You start off in the future and have been chosen to save the world (which is no surprise) but then you have to go to the past to fight Black Angel who has kidnapped the scientist from the future and threatens the future of the world. So you’re basically on a quest to save the world from total destruction.

But before the story actually begins you get to play you get to choose the class of your character. They range from: Squire, Apprentice, Rogue, Duelist and Magi. Personally, I choose Rogue, but that’s just me. Once you start playing, it’s as though the game plays itself. It’s incredibly easy. You are assigned challenges/missions that help move the game along and give the players and easier time to level up. Honestly, all you have to do is click and it plays by itself. If you’ve forgotten what it is you’re supposed to do (which would be hard) all you have to do is look at the right of the screen and click ad you’ll be fine.

Superstar mode, which I admit has a bit of a lame title, is awesome. You have to battle to make the Superstar bar fill up and once you do, you can turn into this very powerful creature. You earn more modes by defeating Superstar Bosses and they are awarded to you by cards. Just think of them as temporary Dressphere’s from Final Fantasy X-2.

Depending on your class, once you reach either level 30 or 40 (level 30 for Rogues) you can upgrade your class and earn even more skills, upgrading your previous ones making you more powerful. But be careful, upgrading cost Silver. Which reminds me, try to use Warp as little as possible because that too uses a lot of silver. It does make the game even easier to play and, as the title suggest, gets you where you need to go in a hurry, but you really drain what you earn through challenges, so use if sparingly.

One of the more annoying features is the other player spam. You can turn it off course, but before you do, I get to be quite a nuisance and blocks’ the middle of the screen. But it is an easy way to learn other player names and as them as friends.

A really fun game, over all, so I’m gonna go back to playing.

Oh, but before I forget, Starlight Story is browser-based, free-to-play and doesn’t require a download. You can begin your story in closed beta at Have fun!

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