Admittedly, reviews came online a bit slow, but there’s been enough to share a round for now. Nintendo Life was also able to rate the game and consider it a great experience – giving this new Digimon title 8/10 stars.
With that said, what do other stores think? Here’s a rundown of some of the reviews so far:
Pocket Tactics also gave it an 8/10 – and while it enjoyed the game, it didn’t make Digimon “itchy” like the World games. Having said this, it still thinks it’s a “really impressive” game:
“The vibrant colors, lively soundtrack, and matching storyline make Digimon Survive a truly impressive game. It doesn’t quite itch me digitally like the World games do, but it does, but it does. does what it sets out to do wonderfully.”
PlayStation Lifestyle gave the game 7/10. It enjoyed the story, combat system, and graphics, but couldn’t leave out a few other things:
“Although not as successful as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Digimon Survive has the work of a cult classic mainly for Digimon fans. The story, although there are a few characters that can’t be. acceptable, but explores a darker reinterpretation of the original series in its favor, and the systematic combat is done as just and as simple as it is. The game’s music also features moments from composer Tomoki Miyoshi and artist Uichi Ukumo.However, many plot points drag on longer than necessary, the Karma system is forced, and the UI is lackluster. Developer Hyde has a good idea here, but it might not last long enough to deserve a sequel.”
Sirus Gaming another 8/10 bonus – note how the game’s problems are rolled and squashed by its awesomeness:
“Overall, Digimon Survive is a really good game and has the potential to be a unique story-telling game for Digimon fans. With its use of light novel system and blending it with elements. in the style of RPG, I really believe that this game can appeal not only to Digimon fans but also to gamers.”
And GamerBraves went so far as to award the game 9/10 – labeling the game as “the best Digimon game of all time” but also one of the best mystery Visual Novel titles:
“If you were a fan of previous Digimon games, you must know that this is NOT a JRPG. This is not a heavy JRPG like World 2 or 3, World Heritage, World dawn/Sunset or Cyber Sleuth. This is also not an advanced emulator like the original World, Re: Digitizing or Next person. This is the first Visual Novel, the second SRPG. Sure, I would prefer a new JRPG or an enhanced simulator, but Exist is a story-driven experience that is so incredible that it makes it worthy of the development hell it went through. “
As more reviews are published, we will add them to this round. What are your own thoughts on Digimon Survive so far? Are you enjoying your time in the digital world? Leave a comment below.