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Classy in tone and hugely interesting in design, this is a game that is worth supporting simply on that basis; there's some elements that don't work as well as they should, but then that's the consequence of experimentation. What is important is that the game is deeply playable, very creative, and hugely entertaining as a result.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a refined version of the original, while still maintaining the signature weirdness that made the initial release so charming.
Ultimately, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is more of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, for better as well as for worse. The changes to the systems aren't enough to alleviate some of the frustration of the original, but for players that are open to the experience (or who enjoyed things the first time around), there's a lot to like about it.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs delivers thrilling narrative and interesting characters that make this visual novel one worth to play despite a muddled and sometimes frustrating gameplay.
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As you can tell from our Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs review, this is a “love it or hate it” type of release. The supernatural aspects of the game’s story are interesting and keep you going, but the battle gameplay mechanics might get in your way. Hopefully, our review lets you know if this is a game you should add to your collection or one you should avoid.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is a neat game hampered by a lack of explanations of how things work. The visual novel parts are fun and feature some great characters. The actual ghost hunting part is cool as wel, but the game needs to do a better job at letting you know how it works. Other than that, I enjoyed my time with the game for this Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs review.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is an interesting interactive novel, but occidental users are not used to this kind of games. Despite of that, it a good offering that only fails on its combat system.
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Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is a highly strange game, mixing graphic novel gameplay with a tactical RPG. The game is very fun, but not everything works as well as it should. The art style is wonderfully detailed and there are lots of quirky art details that add to the experience, but overall the game fails to really shine in either of its styles, and leaves much to be desired.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through a haunted world. What the game lacks in plot originality, it makes up for with its interesting and unique game mechanics, as well as its wonderfully designed cast. It can be accursed with repetition, but there's ultimately a lot to wrap your head around, and the many tactical nuances do a lot to keep boredom at bay.
To put it simply, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a quirky game that'll likely win you over if you have the patience to master its unconventional gameplay.
If you’re into anime games as well as interactive novels, you’ll really get a kick out of Tokyo Twlight. If you’re looking for an action packed RPG, you’ll be sorely disappointed as there’s not much to do outside of the battles - which aren’t in your traditional RPG style.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is not a bad game. The visual fidelity is some of the best in the genre, combining anime style hand drawn art with fluid motion. The story itself is also very entertaining and will likely push players to get through the boring strategy segments in order to find out what happens next. Fans of visual novels will find plenty to enjoy here, while strategy fans will likely be disappointed.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a neat little update to the base game, but it doesn't really warrant its current price. At most, it could have worked well as an expansion to the base game, which unfortunately isn't the case here.
I can’t help but recommend this game. It’s well worth it just for the experience of playing it, and none of its shortcomings are enough to detract from the game’s merit as a whole. Above all things, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a unique game with lots of charm.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is a mouthful to say, but it's a solid visual novel ghost hunting experience that's mainly held back by a shoddy PC port and unexplained mechanics.
The option to have it on PlayStation 4 is welcome and if players missed the original game for whatever reason, this is the version to pick up. However, there’s not enough new content for those who did enjoy the original to justify buying it again, and for those who did have issues, virtually all of the likely turn-offs remain.
There is fun to be had here, a good deal perhaps, especially for fans of visual novels. The beautiful visuals, compelling dark atmosphere and interesting story and dialogue are all strong reasons to give this a go. Be aware though that the jarring combat breaks up the flow of the game and sends the fun factor plummeting. It’s unfortunate that it would be so much easier to recommend as a simple visual novel.
That’s the problem with this game, wasted potential. The combat was pretty fun after I got used to it. It made me use my head and think about my moves or be punished for them. You can also tell that this game utilizes quite a bit of research. If this attention to detail was spread to most other aspects of the game, it could have been really fun. At this point, though, I can’t say that this game is anything more than underwhelming. The graphics end up looking lazy, the communication is confusing, and things are never fully explained. It just ends up being a disappointing mess that never really improves.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak is a title that showed a lot of promise, with a great art style and an interesting premise. However, the atrocious combat mechanics hinder the overall enjoyment of the game so much to the point it’s difficult to recommend to anyone in particular.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is an enhanced version of a game that is, objectively speaking, a sub-par experiment at niche game design. The newly-added characters, uniforms, animations, tutorials and so on add to what was present originally in a highly beneficial fashion.
Tokyo Twilight Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is made up of solid concepts that get forgotten due to lacklustre tutorials. Additions made to the story and gameplay improve upon the original title, leading to a decent experience, but only if you’re willing to stick with it.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs has some neat ideas, but they end up getting lost between the lacklustre delivery. The visual novel elements are poorly explained, and the control setup in both sections of the game leaves a lot to be desired. The battle system is definitely unique, but it feels tacked on and actually detracts from the overall story. The visuals are certainly breath-taking, but there are enough issues that make it a tough sell for even the most devout of visual novel fans.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is mixed parts good and bad. On one hand, it shows great concepts in its desire to blend visual novels with turn-based strategy RPGs, while also managing to sport genuinely good writing. On the other hand, it spreads itself too thin between both parts, feeling like two betas to two separate games.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters shows that not every experiment in gaming can be a success. For what its worth, the game is playable and functional, although the actual functions leave a lot to be desired.