Generally, a good game remake shouldn’t stray too far from its source material, keeping its fundamental gameplay elements intact while adding and improving upon the original formula. But every rule has an exception, and Hoshigami Remix, a remake of a mostly-ignored PSone strategy RPG game, is proof positive of that.
Playing as the strangely named mercenary Fazz, you and your ragtag team of hirelings discover and attempt to thwart the evil goings-on in the land. The story and localization are competent, if not spectacular, and much of the text has been revised and rewritten for this re-release. Visually, too, Hoshigami’s had a nice overhaul, with all-new character artwork and retouched graphical flourishes that make it look more attractive than the original PSone outing. The soundtrack is also improved considerably; while the tunes themselves are forgettable, they are far less annoying than the atrocious score of before.