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Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers

Fiction Factory Games, PQube
May 27, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

100%

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9 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers

With its diverse characters, engaging plot and wonderful video game filled world, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers is an exceptional visual novel that everyone needs to experience.

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Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers is a solid addition to any visual novel fan's lineup!

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Overall, though, the good far outweighs the bad. Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers does a great job of living up to its predecessor, offering a story and cast of characters almost as engaging and lovable. Whether or not you’ve played the first game, this is a worthwhile visual novel for anyone who loves the arcade scene and wants to get engrossed in a narrative enriched with gaming culture.

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A pseudo-sequel that’s worth inserting a coin for, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers takes the premise of the original and builds upon it in some imaginative ways. With a diverse and interesting cast, most of which you can romance should you choose, as well as some astute commentary on the state of modern day gaming culture, it’s a smart and engrossing title.

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NaviGames

Ismael
9 / 10.0
NaviGames

A light-hearted visual novel with a touch of bizarre humor and a cast of dangerously charismatic characters, it carries a message that many people need to hear.

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Movies Games and Tech

Unknown Author
8 / 10.0
Movies Games and Tech

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers is a fantastic visual novel. With interesting characters, a vast amount of choices, and wonderful aesthetics, it's a great read. You'll love how the relationships evolve and the freedom to fall in love. What's more, the arcade setting is geeky, fun, and unusual.

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The cast all have their unique struggles, and the story is all about building your friendships up, showing them that they are worthy of love and compassion, and providing support. Fans of the first game will find it just as endearing, but even if you haven’t played the first game, The New Challengers stands on its own and is worth your time.

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In this standalone sequel, the character arcs are better written, the art style is even more pleasing on the eye, and the whole underdog premise makes it even more entertaining; it’s nice to see the energy and drive of the player character here in contrast to the rather troubled main character from the original game.

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