Digimon World: Next Order

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Next Order isn't without flaws, but it's exactly the kind of game the Digimon World series needed after a regional hiatus. While the unconventional combat and grind-heavy skill training aren't likely to deter fans of the franchise, newcomers might find some of the game's quirks unwelcoming. As such, Digimon World: Next Order likely won't appeal to everyone, but the game is something longtime fans of the series will have no problem dumping hours upon hours into.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2017

Digimon World: Next Order offers a great amount of hours of entertainment, especially for the fans of the franchise. A good combat system but a very weak plot.

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6.7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2017

Its combat system and less deep story make this game worse than Cyber Sleuth.

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Feb 7, 2017

While a robust digivolution system features plenty of layers to explore while raising your partner Digimon in a very faithful follow-up to the original, the lackluster battle system may hinder newcomers to the franchise from really enjoying Digimon World: Next Order.

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75 / 100
Feb 15, 2017

Digimon World:Next Order is a bright, slow-paced game that intermixes a open-world RPG with monster raising to great success. Refreshingly simple and fun, the game overcomes some issues with AI to be a surprisingly addictive title. With team based battles focused on strategy and plenty of exploration, Digimon World: Next Order provides solid content worth a look.

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68 / 100
Feb 15, 2017

Fans of the Digimon TV series would be wise to give this game a look, but do not go looking for a traditional JRPG like Cyber Sleuth was.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2017

Digimon World: Next Order is an interesting game. It is honestly is nothing like anything I have ever played before. The unconventional leveling system, the complex raising mechanic, and the passive battle system all take a while to get used to, and the first parts of the game can be a real difficult time for some, but in all, I think there is room for this game for many RPG fans out there. It’s not going to win any awards, but it is different enough to keep players on their toes and if you let the raising become an addiction to you, it can easily last you a very long time. I would say wait for a little price drop unless you’re a hardcore fan of Digimon.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Digimon World: Next Order is a throwback to Digimon World from the original PlayStation, complete with its town-building aspects and limited lifespans for your creatures. Its grindy nature and technical aspects for training can make it less accessible for newcomers and more casual players. If you like old-school Digimon gameplay, however, this is gaming comfort food that's a blast from the past.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2017

Throughout my 35 hours of playing Digimon World: Next Order I began to feel like I did the first time a discovered the series. Every Digimon that joined my team made an impact on me and I wanted them all to be the best they can be. The game can be frustrating, but in the end there’s nothing like raising two healthy Digimon. The old mechanics of the Digimon World franchise prove to stand the test of time and can now be experienced by a new generation of gamers to discover and immerse themselves for hours in the digital world.

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60 / 100
Feb 19, 2017

Digimon World: Next Order its one of the clearest examples of how a series can age badly. It offers a really monotonous and tedious gameplay that takes time to develop and arrive to the most important parts of the story. By the time you get to the best or most interesting sections, you will probably be annoyed by its repetitive mechanics and slower pace of development. Only diehard fans from the Digimon World series will have what it takes to stand and tolerate its flaws and value its well hidden contents.

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