Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku!

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2017

Cladun Returns is exactly what the series needed in order to make a successful comeback. Originally for the PSP, this newest entry is releasing for both the newer PlayStation handheld as well as the big box that sits in your living room. Conceptually Cladun hasn't changed all that much, as its scope still aims for small stages that are designed to be done in a minute or less. That is the core concept, at least in theory. In actuality Cladun is anything but small, with tremendous amounts of content that provide considerable replay value as you simultaneously grind for experience and tackle challenges within each stage in under the target time.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 7, 2017

So long as you can accept your good with a little bit of less-than-good (I don’t even consider anything to be “bad”), then Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku is a free-spirited (literally!) and fun romp through Japan’s spirit world.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

The game is so deep and offers such a great loot em up dungeon crawler and well worth checking out.

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6.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! is a fun and basic dungeon-crawling action RPG that's best enjoyed in short sessions.

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May 31, 2017

Cladun is, at core, a lot of fun, and manages to take the most basic of gameplay loops that you could imagine in a video game, and make something eminently worthy out of it.

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Rice Digital

Top Critic

Jun 26, 2017

While Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku doesn't bring much new to the table from the previous installments in the series, it still feels fresh in its own way. Finally more people will be able enjoy its addictive gameplay as it is available on both PlayStation 4 and Vita and also on Steam.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2017

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku is a fun and enjoyable game. It has little to no faults, it looks gorgeous, it also has a huge replay value with Co-op, and trying to beat your best times in dungeons. If you enjoyed games like The Binding Of Isaac then you will love this. While it may not be as difficult, it is still as fun.

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75 / 100
Jul 6, 2017

ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! is a game that reminds us of an older style of RPGs without losing the desire to modernize some mechanics that would feel out of place nowadays, and the game achieves it successfully. It's a fun experience in small doses and, if a bit forgettable, makes the hours invested in it worthwhile.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

ClaDun Returns: The Is Sengoku! might have its charm with its 8-bit retro visuals and a dungeon focused hack and slash gameplay but it starts to get repetitive rather quickly. There is not a lot to offer in term of story and content but if you are itching for a classic dungeon RPG, you might enjoy ClaDun Returns.

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7 / 10
Jun 10, 2017

For anyone with a surplus of free time, Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! is a fine way to exhaust it. The process of collecting gear and levelling up is familiar to action RPG fans, but this game introduces a number of ideas to keep things fresh. The Magic Circle system is very slick in how it offers a multitude of build varieties. New additions, like the option to take on quests, make exploration a little more rewarding. However, spending most of the adventure jogging through randomised dungeons does wear thin. This title's long-term value depends on how much its players enjoy the grind.

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