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Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

26%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 18, 2016
PlayStation VitaOct 18, 2016

Developer: tri-Ace

Publisher: Aksys Games

Genre: RPG

RPG masters tri-Ace present their latest action RPG opus! 12 youths die in a strange explosion in the heart of Tokyo. They awake to find themselves in a mysterious world, where they have been granted immortality and god-like strength. For what purpose have they been brought to this land? What unknown truths will they unravel along their journey?

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Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky - Teaser Gameplay Trailer - PS4, PS Vita [Japan]

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The Valkyrie Profile successor you always wanted in both the good and the bad ways.

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Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is a test as much as a game, with some interesting new ideas being applied to a pretty standard JRPG. There are some highs and some lows, but the overall product is lacking in severe ways that are amplified by the generally promising new concepts. However, a strong story and some exploration options make this a game to consider.

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While it may not be the timeless classic that the original Valkyrie Profile strived to be so many years ago, Exist Archive takes that inspirational gameplay and infuses it with more modern tropes.

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ZTGD

7.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Exist Archive is a title elevated by its superb combat that remained enjoyable even after a thousand encounters. However, it doesn’t have much more to offer outside of the combat, as there’s a serious lack of variety in the overall gameplay. The repetitive nature of exploring one dungeon after another, punctuated by the odd event here and there played against my patience. Even though I can safely say that I enjoyed my initial playthrough, I can’t say the same about the prospect of playing through it once more to get an alternative ending.

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