Mugen Souls Z Reviews
The good points of Mugen Souls Z are certainly there, but it does its best to keep them from you for entirely too long. With a tutorial that drags on for hours, a frustratingly repetitive plot, and walls of dialogue that feel endless, only the most dedicated fan will have the patience to enjoy the game. Unless you love grinding and crafting more than plot, this is probably one you should avoid.
Mugen Souls Z makes the mechanics and the gameplay more understandable and less harsh for trying to have fun. Having it be uncensored and on the Nintendo Switch also helps out quite a bit! I recommend this game to all fans of the JRPG genre that doesn’t mind a little steamy fan service in their games.
Mugen Souls Z is essentially a clone of the first game with a new story on it. For many this will be fine: the humour is mostly at the same standard. The battle system remains largely forgettable, dungeon crawling is uninspiring and some of the main characters are grating. This is the type of game that would be massively improved as an anime, allowing the story to be the main focus - for someone that wouldn't mind ploughing through a battle system that really isn't that good, they would enjoy the humorous story to take a break from so many games that take themselves far too seriously.
You can tell that the game has been around for nearly ten years and the game suffers from a silly and complicated story but there’s a lot to enjoy.
Mugen Souls Z represents a notable evolution from its predecessor with various novelties and upgrades that turn it into a notably distinct and superior experience compared to the first game. With a simple plot centered on humor, it may not be an ideal choice for those looking for a dense narrative. However, for players who are satisfied with a solid combat system, it offers the full plate with almost unlimited character customization and improvement possibilities.
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Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Chou-Chou’s adventures or a newcomer to the series, Mugen Souls Z on the Switch offers an enjoyable and moe-tastic journey through twelve vibrant worlds, filled with exciting battles and a charming cast of characters.
If you enjoyed Mugen Souls, you’ll want to play Mugen Souls Z. It’s just more, but better, and the power leveling, the insane equipment hunts and the endless parade of grinding opportunities never relents. If you didn’t like the first one, you might still want to consider Z because it is better, both technically and dynamically.
While Mugen Souls Z does have some issues, it’s still a really fun game. The combat is still very unique, the story is great with a lot of fun interactions between the characters, and the bath minigame finally being uncensored is a great addition to the game as well. I spent about 40 hours with the game and got the true ending. I have also done some of the absurd post-game battles thanks to the crazy amount of included DLC that will make you very OP starting out, but these post-game battles are still a big challenge. I feel like this one is well worth the asking price of $39.99. It’s not perfect, but fans will find a lot to love here.
So now that we’ve covered the game aspects, what has changed in the PC port? Well, the first major aspect I noticed was that save times are basically instant, which is glorious, and I feel like the load times got a little shorter. There are a few frame rate drops during cutscenes, but nothing that I would call a serious flaw. All the DLC is nicely organized as well, which is nice. As a game, overall it earns a seal of approval. As a port, I would say it’s definitely a solid transition.
The lame jokes and mean-spirited fanservice did little to hold my interest. For all of its forced irreverence, Mugen Souls Z is surprisingly dull; there's a heap to do but it all feels so hollow.