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Digimon Survive

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, HYDE, Inc.
Jul 27, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
Game Informer
7.3 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.8 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
GamingTrend
80 / 100
COGconnected
75 / 100
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Critic Reviews for Digimon Survive

Digimon Survive is a standout visual novel wrapped around one of the worst tactics systems of all time.

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I applaud Digimon Survive for being a dark, harrowing, and wonderful visual novel, and subverting what I thought a Digimon story could be. While I wish the combat evolved as much as the surrounding story presentation, it’s not enough to deter someone from seeing the narrative through. Don’t expect a tactical masterpiece, but rather a well-made melancholy tale depicting Digimon in a light they haven’t been in before.

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Digimon Survive stumbles with its tactical combat but manages to recover with its compelling visual novel storytelling.

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Digimon Survive is an exciting alternate take on the tone and style of the Digimon series. It doesn't execute things flawlessly - those opening chapters are a bit of a chore and the tactics gameplay is simple with a capital 'S'. Still, when things kick off and the story starts to come together, it's a suspenseful and gripping journey that I'm glad I got to experience.

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Digimon Survive excels in what's most important in a game of its genre by giving the player a deep and engaging storyline full of unexpected twists. You can almost compare this visual novel to a new chapter of the animated series thanks to a great general design and a well done characterization of its protagonists, both humans and Digimon. This is a game with a strong personality but an average combat system that sometimes ends up damaging the narration's rhythm. Despite this, Digimon Survive is undoubtedly a must have for any fan of the franchise.

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Digimon Survive is an incredibly unique visual novel hybrid, that's ultimately let down by the combat.

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Despite some translation woes, Digimon Survive's narrative still shines brightly. As cruel and dark as its narrative can be, neither you or the characters should ever give up completely. That's the key to survival, and that message is apparent in the character relationships, the battles, and the developments of the story as a whole. Digimon Survive expresses the power that can come from your bonds with others, and how supporting each other can keep hope alive. That's a message worth sharing, and Digimon Survive is a messenger worth experiencing.

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All in all, Digimon Survive knows exactly what it’s trying to be and does it well. Unfortunately, this means it’s not a very interesting strategy RPG. If you’re a Digimon fan, you’ll either love or hate it. And if you’re looking for a fun, story-heavy title, I definitely recommend checking it out. But strategy RPG fans may want to find something else with fewer cutscenes.

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