Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

Aksys Games
Dec 2, 2021 - Nintendo Switch
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Critic Reviews for Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

A fun but ultimately simple otome game that will appeal to mythology lovers or genre fans looking for a "palate cleanser" in between larger, more intense games.

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Despite some intriguing premises, Dairoku fails on delivering a balanced and captivating experience, feeling more like a missed opportunity.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Although I did like my time spent in Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani I have to say I was expecting more. And I don’t think it was just due to my wanting to play another Café Enchanté. They could have done so much more with the main storyline and with the battles they introduced. I felt that an intriguing plot was missing. A missed chance. Overall I have thought hard if I would go for a rating of I’m not sure, or an I like it. In the end I decided on the rating below as I must say the love interests and the side characters were fun.

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The strong point of Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani is the design of all its characters, although its scenarios lag behind in terms of level. The story, inspired by Japanese folklore, is interesting. As for the battle mode, it does not add anything to the game, being somewhat repetitive and without difficulty.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Fortunately for fans of the genre who might look to review potential new games for their libraries, Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani is a game with exceptional characters. It’s handled well, with great interactions and lore. The result is a visual novel that’s is a blast to play.

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Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani is an otome game with a concept of representing Japanese myths that will certainly attract people who are fond of this theme. Unfortunately, the narrative makes a blunder in not properly presenting all the elements that are relevant to this rich folklore, leaving those who aren't as knowledgeable about the topic in the dark. Despite that, it's still a good game worth giving a try.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

With all this in mind, Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani ended up being a particularly slow playthrough for me due to its many shortcomings. But it has plenty of aspects to compliment.

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