Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Reviews

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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80 / 100
Jul 1, 2022

Combining such different things seems like a bad idea, but Yurukill manages to convince us that his mix of genres fits perfectly. But the best thing is that it manages to stand out in all aspects, which means that we are facing a great novel visual ... and a fantastic shoot 'em up.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

A good mix of investigative visual novel and shoot 'em up, with a captivating story able to capture until the very end.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games blends visual novel story and Shmup gameplay to create a very engaging experience.

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JVL
Algernon
Top Critic
14 / 20
Jul 24, 2022

Hard to be categorical with Yurukill. The shoot'em up phases are pleasant, the story is generally interesting, even if the ending will tend to disappoint, and it is quite satisfying to see the characters evolve over the course of our investigations.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2022

While not up to the level of its inspirations, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is an enjoyable visual novel that does an excellent job of merging its storytelling with shoot 'em up gameplay.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is a game of ups and downs. It's a good visual novel with an interesting story and an intriguing cast, but misses the mark in the puzzle/shoot'em up sections. The end result is a game with no balance, interesting for those looking for a visual novel with an intriguing story, to be avoided by those who want to enjoy an exciting gameplay experience.

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7 / 10
Jul 1, 2022

The only issue we had with Yurukill was that it never felt like it went far enough. It's a compelling tale and it moves at a brisk pace, but it lacks the malicious edge of a Danganronpa or the brain-breaking narrative of a Zero Escape. By the time it's all said and done, we'd enjoyed our time with it, but we were a mite disappointed that it didn't push us harder.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

The crazy title developed by Izanagi Games mixes three completely different genres, giving life to a work of sure impact for creativity and ambition, but not really unforgettable due to the ups and downs that characterize the various sections of gameplay.

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Jul 1, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games can't quite find the right narrative justification for its intriguing gameplay hooks.

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7 / 10
Jul 1, 2022

Despite our relative indifference toward the shmup sections and our frustration with some of the puzzles, by the time we cleared each team's attraction and really got to know the eccentric cast before the intense final chapters, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games had thoroughly hooked us. Individually, the puzzle-solving and shooter elements aren't anything particularly special, but they come together with some ridiculous characters to form a game greater than the sum of its parts. We'd go so far as to say we like pickles on ice cream now, and – while you might think us as crazy as Binko – we think you might, too.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumnation Games has a decent storyline, and is a solid time, but for the price point, there are far better options.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games combines puzzle solving with bullet hell action to create a unique gaming experience. Its dark premise is handled with humor and an engrossing mystery that'll push you quickly to a rewarding end, and various difficulty settings will make sure fans of both genres can get there.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 1, 2022

While a murder mystery survival scenario may not be the most unique concept ever made, Yurukill manages to twist things on its head by going all in to make one of the most unique Visual Novel experiences.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

In an intriguing mix of different gameplay mechanics, that entwines visual novels and shoot'em up, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is a pretty unique experience, that captivates you with its story and makes you stay with its ability to keep things interesting and engaging.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

A bit more time in the editing room would be a worthwhile prison sentence for Binko and the rest of the cast. While there's not much in the way of unlockable content, you can replay any shooter stage you've cleared in the story and earn your place on the online leaderboards. Without a doubt, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is a much more bold and ambitious title than World's End Club, also from IzanagiGames, and I look forward to whatever dark tale they choose to weave next.

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70 / 100
Jul 1, 2022

Initially engaging, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games brings its conclusion far too soon, without taking advantage of its interesting cast and premise. The sum of its parts is worth it, but if you are a fan either of mystery games or shmup, the game doesn't sustain itself.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games does a fantastic job of marrying a dark murder mystery with a rewarding shoot 'em up. IzanagiGames has managed to get the formula just right and I hope they invest in the series with a sequel that has an even larger scope.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2022

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games is a bit of a mess, but it definitely feels like a mess that someone tried really hard to make. While the gameplay elements sometimes feel at odds, it has a lot of charm in its characters and UI design. Even though the game's plot can feel unfocused and confusing, it does have some really good moments. The characters especially do a great job of keeping the story engaging, even when it loses itself a little. Yurukill definitely has both hits and misses, but it feels very earnest and I hope to see more games by this team soon.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2022

Yurukill is odd combination of genres that works surprisingly well but is hamstrung by a lack of depth and short length.

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