Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

16%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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6.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

Operation Babel is a good dungeon crawler but not even close to Experience Inc's best work or most of the competition on Vita.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2017

Operation Babel feels too similar to its predecessor with a weaker cameo-focused story & reused assets but exceeds it in every other aspect of gameplay. The new subclass system provides extra control on party depth.

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4 / 10
May 16, 2017

Overall Operation Babel is a frustrating experience. The game mechanics aren't explained particularly well, and so you'll need a lot of patience to figure out how everything works. If you're a newcomer to the genre then you're better off playing something like Ray Gigant. While Babel has some interesting mechanics, it definitely lacks a lot of the polish of similar titles like Stranger of Sword City. Simply put, there are a lot of quality dungeon crawlers out there on Vita that do a much better job than Operation Babel.

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12 / 20
May 31, 2017

In line with its predecessor, Operation Babel : New Tokyo Legacy offers a pretty complete RPG with an underlying poorly handled difficulty. The mix of blood, craft and loot are many mechanics that will be off-putting to the less experimented players. Only for players familiar with the genre craving for Dungeon RPGs.

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3 / 5.0
May 10, 2017

The tediousness of exploration, battle, and menus really bog down Operation Babel, in spite of what the game does well. Abysses can be fun and interesting to explore, and the mechanics of the game certainly get easier and deeper as the title goes on.

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6 / 10
May 15, 2017

Operation Babel is a good Dungeon RPG, with a nice design, but it's less accessibe than the other Dungeon Crawlers available on Vita, so be carefull.

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7 / 10
May 9, 2017

Another solid entry into the dungeon crawler genre, but one that doesn't stand out from the rest.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

This is certainly nor the best work form Experience Inc. neither the best dungeon crawler available on PlaystationVita, but can be a good choice for the ones that already completed better titles such as Demon Gaze and Stranger of Sword City.

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6 / 10
Jul 4, 2017

If you're already previously invested in Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy‘s universe, characters and gameplay, then I'm sure there's a lot to like here. However, for a newcomer to the series, the lack of tutorials is frustrating, the environments and world are visually bland, and the gameplay loop not engaging enough to make me want to come back for more.

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May 10, 2017

Unfortunately, Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy just asks too much of its players. An overwhelmingly pointless narrative, coupled with archaic systems and a user interface that tries to fight with the player at every turn make for a game that really drags at times.

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