Digimon Survive Reviews
As an avid Digimon fan, I'm disappointed to say that Survive did not meet my expectations at all. The combat is extremely superficial, the writing is as deep as a puddle, and the world is one of the most uninteresting the series has ever produced.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Digimon Survive really just gets in its own way. Fans of the anime will find it familiar, but will be able to appreciate what the extra layer of violence adds to it. Getting through it is the tougher ask. Dialogue options leading you away from where you want to go (and potentially disconnecting you to the characters), key battles being few and far in between, and asking you to jump back in multiple times despite all of that seems like rubbing salt in the wound for those who already had notable issues.
For a game that places so much weight on its cast and writing , Digimon Survive struggles to engage with poor characterization and weak storytelling.
Digimon Survive offers a unique spin on the franchise and one that I can appreciate, but it’s a shame the final product turned out like this after all this time.
Digimon Survive felt like a game that wasn’t supposed to be one in the first place. The glimpses of brilliance being presented in the narrative are tainted by a tactics-based combat system that felt like it belonged to a forgettable mobile game rather than a release that was meant to celebrate 25 years of a long recognizable brand.
Digimon Survive is still recommended to fans of the franchise and those who enjoy a good story, with the warning that there’s scarce engagment with exploration and a repetitive battle system that tempers enjoyment.
Digimon Survive isn’t awful, but longtime fans of the franchise will likely come away feeling a little disappointed. If the tactics gameplay was up to snuff — or eliminated entirely — the experience would’ve been better overall.
Digimon Survive is a pleasant game with some cool fights and monster growth, but the heroes and story leave a lot to be desired.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Visual novel and tactical RPG, with these words you already know if Digimon Survive is for you or not. The game has one of the best stories of the franchise thanks to its dark and mature tones. It's however counterbalanced by many filler moments, empty dialogues and tacticless battles.
Review in French | Read full review
Digimon Survive mixes tactical roleplaying action with visual novels to varying results.
Digimon Survive stumbles with its tactical combat but manages to recover with its compelling visual novel storytelling.
Digimon Survive is a standout visual novel wrapped around one of the worst tactics systems of all time.
Digimon Survive presented a beautiful and wonderful story and diverse characters, but when you look at the gameplay style, it was very boring and frustrating and may not suit everyone.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Digimon Survive is an experiment that is only half successful, as at the time of dosing the narrative component and the role-playing and strategic one of the hybrid, the developers have allocated insufficient space to the second.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Digimon Survive tells a darker story of the original Digimon. The story cannot always thrill me and sometimes I can't even follow. I think some things are getting lost due to the German translation. What does fascinate me are the battles and the game's looks. Digimon Survive is an interesting take on the Digimon games.
Review in German | Read full review
Digimon Survive is a good — and surprisingly dark — visual novel, with a mediocre turn-based battle system.
Digimon Survive is a solid blend of Visual Novel and Tactics RPG. It has great moments, but Survive’s combat encounters lack any real depth or challenge to keep them engaging over its runtime. Its story, however, remains interesting enough to push it along, even if it hits its peaks early on. A little more variety could’ve pushed Digimon Survive from good to great.
With its compelling narrative, gorgeous anime visuals, and multiple endings, Digimon Survive has all the winning traits that will make it a champion among visual novel and Digimon fans alike. Unfortunately, an incredibly simple and tedious turn-based battle system lets it down.
A unique direction for the Digimon franchise comes with growing pains and flashes of greatness in equal measure.
Digimon Survive isn't quite the game anyone was expecting based on the marketing.