Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

In concept, Voice of Cards is exciting: a small game from a major designer (Yoko Taro is the game's creative director), released with little fanfare. It offers a lean framework for other RPGs and narrative games to come. Ultimately, though, it's far less effective at its core goals than the games it draws from. Voice of Cards positions itself as a more intelligent, if leaner, classic JRPG. In practice, it is a hollow echo of what came before.

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55 / 100
Nov 4, 2021

Strip away the framing and this is a throwaway JRPG that never finds its bite.

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7 / 10
Oct 27, 2021

A traditional turn-based role-player which utilises its tabletop disguise with charm and polish, but isn't long enough to fully capitalise on its ideas.

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8 / 10
Nov 2, 2021

Voice of Cards is effectively Baby's First Yoko Taro Game, though its approachable nature does make it a little less satisfying.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

If you’re looking for an enjoyable RPG with some novel ideas and strong presentation behind it, Voice of Cards can easily eat up a weekend or two. It’s sweet and doesn’t overstay its welcome, even when I wished it would. While those factors aren’t enough for it to match up against the best-in-class competitors, there are many worse ways to spend a cozy fall evening than curled up with Voice of Cards.

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7.4 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2021

Voice of Cards makes its particular staging its main highlight. The game remains a good RPG, but if you're numb to its aesthetic appeal, you can safely move on.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

A great way to use cards for everything (playing and storytelling), while embarking on an old-school RPG adventure. However, Yoko Taro's magic is only found in small glimpses.

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Unscored
Nov 3, 2021

Voice Of Cards isn't so much a card game as it is a JRPG in card game clothing, but its simple, repetitive battle system fails to make much of an impression. Far from being a winning hand, this is sadly one for the discard pile.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2021

The Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is not what I expected and ultimately not what I wanted. I was hoping for a card game but a card game it is not. It's a classic RPG, simply presented solely in the medium of cards. But even taken for what it is, it falls too short of the running time of a good RPG, fails to deliver the challenge or strategy to make itself stand out in that genre, and tarnishes and excellent story with characters that struggle to redeem their faults.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2021

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars cloaks a very traditional JRPG in an alluring tabletop veneer. Sure, it doesn't really shake up the genre in any real meaningful way, but the unique presentation and laid back approach to player engagement all combine to make one of the more relaxing and easily accessible JRPG offerings to come along in a good while.

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