Children of Zodiarcs

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

With deep mechanics offering a fun and refreshing take on tactical elements, this indie SRPG provides an overall satisfying experience for the genre's fans.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Simple in its implementation but opening the door to something both unique and complex, the team over at Cardboard Utopia has really done something impressive.

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8 / 10
Aug 23, 2017

To put it simply, Children of Zodiarcs is a fantastic, challenging and hugely enjoyable tactical RPG; however, a lack of variation in its gameplay stops it from being so much better. Each battlefield, though simple, is a tremendous task to navigate round and conquer, with each mission asking more from you than the last.

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2.5 / 5.0
Aug 16, 2017

There’s several interesting systems at work here that never quite come together and gel.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2017

One to try for fans of strategy RPGs, Children of Zodiarcs has a solid combat system with an interesting hook. The game is let down by a poorly told story that fails to satisfy but it does have it's moments nonetheless.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2017

An enjoyable experience which seems perfect for any card games fan; like the old Metal Gear Acid and Final Fantasy Tactics: turns and lots of strategy to develop.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2017

Combat sequences can be a bit long, The text story is slightly on the dull side. But it really makes up for it's challenging and engaging combat style.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2017

Children of Zodiarcs is a charming little tale that fits very comfortably in the Venn diagram between tactical RPG's and games of luck.

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7 / 10
Aug 3, 2017

As a story, Children of Zodiarcs is a little lacking, but if you don't mind some grinding the mix of combat, card and dice system is a delight. Although some characters are less useful than others, the fights are enough to pull you through if a tactical RPG is what you are looking for.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2017

Speaking broadly, Children of Zodiarc is a rather ambitious title, feeling somewhat scaled down. Perhaps its biggest flaw is that it leaves players wanting for more, which can also be considered a compliment. It honestly feels at home in Square Enix' own catalogue, and it's a shame that the publisher presumably had no role in funding. This is a title rich with potential and passion from its developers, but it's still very short and sweet.

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