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8 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

Masters of Anima is a lot of fun to play. The combat and puzzles are both challenging and keep you learning as you progress through the story. The characters themselves are incredibly well written and charming with the regional accents adding a lot of charm to the feel of the game. While the controls are a little complicated at first, they feel incredible once you've mastered them, with nothing quite beating summoning a new group of units seconds after unsummoning them to dodge an attack. Despite the game's pacing feeling a little off at times, Masters of Anima takes a solid formula and adds its own twist in order to deliver something that is entirely its own, wonderful, entity.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2018

A somehow limited in scope, yet interesting videogame which would please players who liked Pikmin and Overlord.

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6.8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2018

The studio Passtech Games has wanted to get into a free slot and little frequented in consoles, the RTS genre. Masters of Anima is played very well with the consoles controlller and it works perfectly in all versions. But this game is missing more ambition, duration, content and opportunities.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

There was potential here, but Masters of Anima is ultimately a bit of a letdown.

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Apr 10, 2018

A unique top-down hack-and-slash RPG that stands out completely from the crowd.

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Ken McKown

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6.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2018

Masters of Anima is a frustrating game. The mechanics seem to work against the player creating more chore and less fun. With some tweaks this game could be a sleeper hit for sure. As it stands though it ends up being more of a hard pass.

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7.4 / 10.0
May 4, 2018

Masters of Anima allows us to control an army of minions to save our princess (and the rest of the world). The most difficult thing about the game is mastering the control system, and there's a notable - and irritating - separation between exploration and fights; nonetheless, the game is a solid and fun experience.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2018

A beautiful game with a simple, engrossing theme running throughout it all. You might think you've seen something like Masters of Anima before, but it has more to offer than it would seem at first glance.

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60 / 100
Apr 10, 2018

…there isn't really much story beyond: Fight the bad guys taking over the world, and get the pretty girl back.

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Apr 10, 2018

Ultimately, this is a game that came out of nowhere to take me on a surprise journey I never imagined I'd want to be on and I loved every second of it.

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7 / 10
May 21, 2018

Masters of Anima will satisfy strategy lovers, but beware : the difficulty is badly balanced, and progressing through the game is quite a challenge.

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6 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

From the outset, Masters Of Anima, tries its utmost to engage with a different world that's ruled by a unique magic, bare-bones lore and a bunch of awkwardly portrayed and forgettable characters. The floundering voice acting and clunky script, coupled with a cringe-worthy story that's more embarrassing than your drunk uncle dancing at a wedding, grates quickly. The title certainly won't hold your hand when it comes to defeating the only enemy in the game, which could prove to be tedious for some. Masters Of Anima is no Pikmin, but if you're looking for a fantasy land filled with tough enemy encounters and a game that's relatively straightforward, then this one is for you.

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Apr 10, 2018

It isn't exactly new or original, but Masters of Anima deserves to be a sleeper hit. It's a fun, polished fantasy riff on Pikmin, with the sort of visual style that made the Torchlight games so charming. Well-paced, thrilling and full of heart, this little gem comes warmly recommended.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

This niche of the RTS genre isn't often catered-to outside of the Pikmin series, so it's nice to see these developers branch out and be successful. While the game may have benefitted from more puzzles, the combat focus of Masters of Anima shows that there is still room to expand and be unique in this segment of the genre. If you are looking for a new strategy game to tide you over until a genuine Pikmin 4 comes out, I definitely recommend Masters of Anima.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

Masters of Anima is for those who love to multitask. Ordering various groups of guardians to attack multiple groups of enemies while also moving around, dodging attacks and performing combos can make for a very hectic game. But for those who live for the thrill of a job well done amidst a bunch of chaos, Masters of Anima was made for them. The rest of us will have to suffer through some agonizing deaths on a painful path to better skills before this game really opens up. Appearances can be deceiving, and Master of Anima is certainly a prime example of this phrase.

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8 / 10
Apr 20, 2018

Masters of Anima provides an adequate challenge in terms of puzzle solving and combat encounters. You are ranked on each fight based on the number of guardians lost, damage Otto has taken, and how long it took to complete. The stylized visuals are quite charming, and the camera is kept in an isolated view that can't be altered. You may fumble at first with the controls, especially once you are trying to juggle a handful of different guardian types at a single time. However, it has been a delight to play the game and feel like a badass when you find the perfect combination of guardians to utilize.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2018

Masters of Anima is an interesting choice for fans of the Pikmin series. There are some original ideas but they quickly become repetitive. With challenging battles and not-so-intuitive controls, it can be a chore to play.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2018

Masters of Anima gaming is concept isn't original, but the game has solid bases to be enjoyable.

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7 / 10
Aug 6, 2018

Masters of Anima is a great indie title that could have been incredible had it had some more work put in the story to break it away from cliché fantasy stories seen so often.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

Masters of Anima mostly succeeds in implementing an inherently troubled concept: a strategy title on a console. It provides some frustrating and subpar moments, but it always comes up ahead with a fun, demanding, and good blend of gameplay styles to pull you through its 10-hour campaign. You'll want to see it through to the last fiercely fought battle.

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