WTMG's Fernando da Costa: "Astria Ascending has the ingredients to produce a delicious JRPG dish but fumbles doing so. A chief reason for this is the balancing, and if rectified, I have no doubt it would solve a lot of problems. For starters, grinding is a slog since unlocking a single skill node could take upwards of an hour. The minuscule returns of battles never felt rewarding, making the time I invested feel wasted instead of worthwhile. It’s obvious this is going through some growing pains and, through fixes, I do believe it can be a recommendation. In its current state, though, buy it at a deep discount."