Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden Reviews

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2022

An evolution too timid of the previous game: practically a missed opportunity for Yoko Taro.

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7 / 10
Mar 2, 2022

There are other small differences; some equipment is more readily available, you earn gold faster, and there are some fun presentational changes that occur alongside the story. The narrator is different, too, which is perhaps the most notable difference. All the subtle changes add up to an enjoyable, but ultimately very familiar RPG. If you enjoyed the first, this is more of that with some simple twists — a harmless, easy breezy RPG to chill out with.

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85 / 100
Mar 12, 2022

Although Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden looks like more of the same, Yoko Taro's new card has a couple of interesting details for fans of the genre.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2022

That of Voice of Cards is an operation of an uncertain nature: too little time between one chapter and another, too few changes, too much repetition of the same stumbles.

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8 / 10
Feb 18, 2022

Arriving mere months after its predecessor, we're happy to report that Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden proves itself to be a satisfying and endearing sequel. It's mechanically almost an exact copy of the first Voice of Cards, but things like the new setting and Mark Atherlay's narration help to make it feel like a distinctive entry that stands well on its own. We'd give Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden a high recommendation for anyone looking for another 'cozy' game to add to their collection or for players who want to try an engaging, but not overly demanding JRPG. For all its brevity and minimalism, Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is an unforgettable experience.

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7 / 10
May 14, 2022

The Forsaken Maiden is too similar to its predecessor to declare it as being significantly improved, with the greater difference lying largely in its narrative. It is a complementary experience that fans of the first are likely to enjoy just as much.

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80%
Feb 16, 2022

The Forsaken Maiden is a gentle game that challenges JRPG narratives, but despite its unconventional appearance, it comfortably sticks to what works with its gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2022

With a fresh formula, despite the release being so close with the previous game, The Forsaken Maiden manages to entertain and it's a fun and well told JRPG.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 16, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is a great follow up to the The Isle Dragon Roars. Many assets are reused and the core elements remain the same but the follow up makes some overall improvements.

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80 / 100
Feb 27, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is a great turn-based RPG, with a good story to tell and fun and challenging combat systems. There are some limitations that prevent it from reaching another level, but the game does everything it sets out to do with excellence.

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7.3 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden combines a classic JRPG with a board game. This format works naturally, however, turns tedious by random battles and the way you traverse the board. Expect a Yoko Taro-style story that takes advantage of random elements to give it a special touch.

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Feb 21, 2022

The Forsaken Maiden is not really a sequel or successor to the first Voice of Cards. There's no effort to build on the previous game. Instead, The Forsaken Maiden exists in parallel to the first Voice of Cards, as another module to sit on the virtual bookshelf of adventures. I only hope that Square Enix is being rewarded for these and the plan is to fill many shelves with many more parallel modules like this. I will forever find the time to more Voice of Cards if it's going to keep being like this.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2022

I praised The Isle Dragon Roars for its ingenuity and design, and while Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is still a delight, a mere three months after playing the first game some of the charm has worn off. I’m glad Square Enix is continuing to invest in smaller, offbeat titles, but something to set it apart from The Isle Dragon Roars would have been nice. As it is, it’s entirely more of the same. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’ve only just played the first, it may feel a little tiresome.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2022

Dividing the focus into multiple smaller stories may have hurt the overarching narrative, but this is still an RPG worth playing, with secrets and replay value for intrepid card sharks. I'll be interested to see how, and how quickly, Square Enix follows up with another Voice of Cards title. It seems like this series won't soon be silenced, and that's a good thing.

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7.4 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2022

I found Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden's story to be stronger than the first's yet when it comes to gameplay; it doesn't do much to make it feel fresh. It has me wondering how many of these titles there will be and how well future installments will hold up.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2022

Taro follows in the footsteps of Shakespeare by following his masterful comedy with a breath-taking tragedy.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden now proves this is a viable franchise that Square Enix should hold onto. While it doesn’t exactly reinvent itself and sometimes has some technical hitches, it’s simply a great and fun follow-up to lose yourself in for a few hours without demanding all that much. The talented and beloved team are pretty much on their A-game, bringing an excellent experience of gameplay, visuals, audio, and storytelling. With this, I can wholeheartedly recommend a journey into the deep blue sea. You won’t regret it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2022

Voice of Cards is the typical product that the industry sometimes needs, that knows how to do the basics with an identity of its own, without necessarily having to reinvent the wheel, after all not every game needs to be revolutionary. In fact, there is a saturation of pretentious attempts to break paradigms that forget the basic concepts of a minimally healthy game design. There was little time between The Isle Dragon Roars and The Forsaken Maiden releases. Both are RPGs that are consistent in their proposal to offer their audience a traditional RPG.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2022

Unlike The Isle Dragon Roars, Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden's artistic and narrative choices make this title a much easier recommendation for fans of Yoko Taro, especially the NieR subseries. Although The Forsaken Maiden visually reuses a lot of its predecessor and evolves little in combat, the compositions are equally well done and consistent with the new proposal, and the exploration and especially the scenario and narrative design are significantly more inventive and refined, delivering a unique and accessible experience, recommended also for fans of tabletop RPGs and classic JRPGs.

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3.5 / 5.0
Mar 4, 2022

Its pacing and presentation makes for a relaxing and generally chilled experience that still comes with plenty of emotion in its bittersweet narrative. There’s definitely reason for Square Enix and Alim to return to the Voice of Cards world, and it may once again be sooner than expected.

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