If nothing else, Nostalgia is perfectly named. Here is a game that delivers classic turn-based combat, with a story full of tropes characteristic of the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), delivered by characters plucked straight from the JRPG persona stockroom. In form and lack of sophistication, its plot resembles classic adventure novels. In terms of its narrative and its gameplay, it is a throwback to standards the JRPG is fitfully evolving away from. Unfortunately, in choosing to evoke our memories of previous games and stories, Nostalgia forgets to form its own identity.