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The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Nippon Ichi Software, NIS America
Mar 11, 2022 - PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

51%

Critics Recommend

IGN Italy
7 / 10
God is a Geek
5 / 10
Daily Mirror
3 / 5
The Games Machine
7.2 / 10
JVL
12 / 20
Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10
Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10
RPG Site
5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Cruel King and the Great Hero

The Cruel King and The Great Hero could have been the right evolution of its predecessor, but for every step forward there's one back. It remains, however, a nice fairy tail to play with the youngest.

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a gorgeous looking JRPG, but its slow pace and amount of random battles make it a painful experience.

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a delightfully innocent game that looks to bring in newcomers to the JRPG genre with its simplistic controls. However, I feel veterans of the genre will simply find this game way too easy with its linear and basic approach. There just isn’t enough depth within its core gameplay and becomes repetitive real quick.

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero combines an excellent storyline and an exceptional art-style with a significantly simplified gameplay, which wouldn't be an issue if not for the tons of very repetitive fights that end up constantly interrupting the narrative flow. Perhaps more exploration and less combat would have served the game better, but unfortunately that's not the case.

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JVL

Algernon
12 / 20
JVL

In short, if its place in the world of video games is questionable, there is no doubt that there is material in this creation of Sayaka Oda to give rise to an excellent illustrated book.

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero is a sincere production, which aims neither to distort the canons of the turn-based role-playing game, nor to amaze with who knows what technical innovation.

Review in Italian | Read full review

If your main focus is a highly polished, big-budget arrangement with lots of action — and there’s nothing wrong with that — this game will likely be underwhelming for you. But if your priorities lie in story, a more nuanced perspective and an experience beyond just the game within a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero is worth picking up.

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Despite all its charm, The Cruel King and the Great Hero is hard to recommend.

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