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Nights of Azure

Tecmo Koei Games, Gust Co.
Mar 29, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

22%

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USgamer
3.5 / 5
Destructoid
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10
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4 / 5
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7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Nights of Azure

Not a game for everyone, but one that's better than you'd probably think.

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Anything it gets right or does adequately enough is countered by a pitfall or something lackluster. It's perfectly functional and seems to do what it wants to do, it's just a pity none of those things are particularly exceptional in any way.

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Nights of Azure feels like a guilty pleasure, but it's the gameplay that's the star here. The boring story is filled with forgettable, two dimensional characters, and while there is passion between the main characters, it feels forced rather than natural. The gameplay isn't ground-breaking either, but it is at least competent at delivering a mindless hack 'n' slash that is fun to play and worth a look.

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Nights of Azure 2 is an action-RPG with a good number of content, but despite a great artistic direction, it's technically underdeveloped and with a still too low level of difficulty.

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Nights of Azure is a solid action RPG.

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Gust's first action RPG is a decent attempt let down by inconsistent visuals and various problems with difficulty.

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It may not be the best hack 'n' slash game on the market, but Nights of Azure does enough right to warrant checking it out.

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Nights of Azure is a bit shorter than your average JRPG, but it jam-packs a ton of variety into its 20-25 hours of story — and if you stick around to collect everything afterward, you'll have even more time to sink your teeth into the game's various systems. On the combat side of things, the hack-and-slash at Nights' core keeps things from getting too button-mashy by mixing it up with collectible Servan that can do the majority of the fighting for you, as well as an appealing transformation system and changeable set of weapons. Plus, you've got a compelling reason to fight thanks to the sweet and adorable romance between heroines Arnice and Lilysse; for once, a same-gender relationship in a video game handled with considerable respect. You can enjoy all this no matter your skill level or availability; with gameplay equally suitable for marathon sessions or bite-size pieces, and with a challenge level that can be easily tailored to your play style, this is one of the most enjoyable and accessible pieces of light RPG entertainment available on PS4.

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