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GF Rating
8.1

110 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

An OK Dungeon Crawler

posted by Teenkitsune (ABERDEEN, MD) Oct 27, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

I like this game, but I don't love it, it's just okay. Unlike the rest of the series, this game is played in third person and is not tile based in movement, which confuses me as to why they decided to do so. Leveling up takes forever, it's hard to find enemies that you can battle and win and gain enough experience to level up in order to beat the next boss. It's also pretty inaccurate to the timeline it's supposedly based on. It's supposed to take place in Japan in 1492, however the setting seems quite Mideival Europe and most of the names are not even Japanese, plus there's still a few cyberpunk elements to it which is inaccurate for the time. I find it strange, but it's not bad, it is a little fun, definitely good for a fan of the series, but not for hardcore fans of the series or big fans of dungeon crawlers. I recommend trying it, maybe just renting it.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

NOOOOOO IT"S TURN BASED FIGHTING!!!!

posted by Kenjibaby (KISSIMMEE, FL) Sep 10, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

I did not know that this game is turned based fighting style. I don't have time fot this. NEXT!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good but not great.

posted by sammycakes88 (TROUTVILLE, VA) Aug 17, 2013

Member since Apr 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The one thing that stopped this game from being great for me was the battle system. The monsters were. 2d pictures and attacks from both enemy's and ally's were just a bunch of yellowish circle over the 2d images. That aside this game has a few cool things the gauntlet toy get acts as a menu/computer and you can instal apps that help with battle, hp recovery, number of skill you or your demons can have. The demon fusion in this game fits the digital computer like theme really well. Not a bad game but the combat graphics really kill it, if it had looked like nocturne, persona 3 and 4 or any other one released on the ps2 then this game would have been great.

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