Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
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Those who were hoping to see a full fledged sequel with tons of new features in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory are likely going to be disappointed, though it’s hard to complain when we get more of what was already a very fun game. The classic style combat is still solid and the large roster of Digimon to obtain and raise is just as fun in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory, but just make sure you temper your expectations going in.
Not really original, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is nonetheless a decent JRPG with one hell of a lifespan. It's a rich experience, with a gameplay that is slick, full of content, but looks a bit crude on the technical side.
Initially, the game didn't trigger my fancy, as it wasn't my sort of aesthetic. But I was intrigued and missed being able to play a Digimon game, and I eventually found myself enjoying and even addicted.
Exceptionally balancing its roles as a sequel and a standalone title, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is a thoroughly enjoyable RPG that mixes a fun but accessible story with wonderfully deep gameplay.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a perfect game for Digimon franchise fans and the JRPG fans but, in comparison with the previous game, this title don't have anything new in jugability terms. So it's a good game but I hoped more from it
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While the majority of the environments are lifted straight from the first game and the battles can be a tad easy, it doesn’t make the game any less fun. Hacker’s Memory is a better experience if you have played Cyber Sleuth, but don’t let it deter you if you haven’t. Hacker’s Memory is it’s own story set in the same universe. If you’re a fan of the Digimon series you should take the time to play this.
Hacker's Memory is a sequel that can only be enjoyed by gamers who played the original Cyber Sleuth.
While the battles are fun, the game is clunky to control, it's not beginner-friendly, and it feels unfortunately antiquated.
It manages to improve upon the previous game, and thankfully fixes some of it's problems. Since you can import your save from the last game, you should probably check that out first - it will help give you a deeper understanding of the story too.
Of course, if you're playing these games for the story above all else, Hacker's Memory will certainly reward you. One other thing that I consider a great move from Bandai Namco is making Hacker's Memory a completely standalone game with little to do with the previous title. That means that newcomers to the series will not feel confused because they didn't play Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.