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Return to the spectacular world of Anima in The Nameless Chronicles. Find out what we thought to this follow up to sleeper hit Anima: Gate of Memories in our review.
Like the previous Anima title, I think this will go under most people's radar which is a shame. They are a neat series, and with the low price point of $20 I really can't suggest these game enough. It's important to note that both Anima titles are available on Switch as well, so Switch players don't miss any part of the series. Can't wait to see what's next from this series.
A massive improvement over the previous title, this ARPG doubles down on the strengths of its predecessor, namely story and setting. However, like the former, the action in Anima: Gate of Memories - The Nameless Chronicles is in many ways lacking due to its repetitive nature, bad platforming, and occasionally atrocious camera angles. Despite these harsh words, it is an overall solid dark RPG that should be played mostly for the story.
Anima: Gate of Memories - The Nameless Chronicles is in a weird spot. Many of its elements are either reused from the first game, or made worse. It makes for an uneven adventure that can't hold itself up despite a few bright spots.
There is some joy to be gleaned from the game and if you're avid follower of the Anima series you'll enjoy picking through the game's lore. Dip into it by all means but, stylish as it is, Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles does relatively little else to distinguish itself.