Akiba's Beat

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Based on 41 critic reviews
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5.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2017

‘Akiba's Beat' has a real personality and aesthetic all its own, but once you get into the core gameplay, it disappoints at every turn. Its uneven ratio of combat to NPC wrangling make this an unentertaining and uninspired experience.

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77 / 100
Jul 19, 2017

Akiba’s Beat is a strong entry in the series, and one that I absolutely prefer over the previous ones. It’s a shame that the game received such poor critical reception, because I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an addicting battle system, fun and engaging story, and interesting characters. There are some negatives that can’t be ignored though, such as the amount of backtracking required, the times when the story just falls flat and isn’t as interesting as other portions, and not streamlining other features. All of that aside though, I still found enough enjoyable with Akiba’s Beat, and hopefully the series will continue on and continue to get even better!

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4.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2017

Akiba's Beat tries really hard to show off an interesting combat system with a full story but falls short when faced with one dimensional character, repetitive dialogue, and lack of variation between many important locations. JRPG and Anime fans may enjoy but games extremely slow start hurts chances of players picking up the game again.

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3 / 10
Jun 21, 2017

Akiba's Beat is a poor game, with poor combats, poor RPG mechanics and poor customisation. Acquire forgot everything that made Akibas' Trip such a great game.

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6 / 10
Jun 21, 2017

Akiba's Beat efficiently translated into English, offering a variety of funny situations and well implemented jokes that seems a huge achievement for a game from a small developer. But if you are not a fan of anime and a long visual stories, you can remove a couple of points from our score. And judging by the statistics, the majority of gamers have not mastered the game quitting in the first Chapter. Only 8% of users were able to go through the dull plot twists and backtracking to the final chapter.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

It’s obvious that Akiba’s Beat is inspired by hit titles like Persona and to a lesser extent Tales Of, but it misses the mark and doesn’t manage to deliver what made those titles great. The story has its moments, but its bogged down by a wordy script and clichéd characters. The repetitive combat doesn’t help, and Akiba’s Beat goes down as another forgettable JRPG.

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4 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

Playing Akiba's Beat is a test of will and patience. Instead of building up from the previous game, it stripped it down to a simple 4 stage adventure. The standard cycle should be this: Find the person causing the delusions, convince them that this is bad, destroy the Grand Phantasm and break the delusion.

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5 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Akiba's Beat is a generic and mediocre videogame. Instead of improving the flaws of its predecessor, it loses its personality. It is a standard JRPG that gives no satisfaction when playing it.

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7 / 10
May 24, 2017

Akiba's Beat is a great game for the Japan fans and a very long experience, but it gets buried due to its similarities to the Persona saga and technical simplicity.

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7 / 10
May 22, 2017

Akiba's Beat stirs too far away from the mechanics that made the first game so fun, resulting in a sequel that is merely a shell of its former self. It is a not a bad action RPG if you can ignore its connection to the past games.

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