Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist
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As a fan of anime, I can appreciate the storyline and the art panels that fall page by page during certain segments but as a gamer, I see a lot of flaws in the overall experience.
Like most licensed games, enjoyment comes down to how much you like the source material. With a underwhelming story and lackluster combat, it can be a struggle for newcomers and fans alike to get into it. However, for those who really want to experience Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist's story, it will have a small bit of charm. Add in a number of empty locations and bland design and it is a game that struggles to be more than an experience lifted by the source material. For some this is fine but for anyone looking for more you'll be disappointed.
To say that Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist is a letdown is an understatement. This is a title poised to irritate fans, befuddle neophytes and generally just waste the time for everyone involved. This is a true throwback to ye olde days of bad cash ins. As one ages, nostalgia becomes a comfortable past time. Not in this case, though. Not in this case.
Tokyo Ghoul: re [CALL to EXIST] is one of the weakest efforts to bring a manga adaptation to a video game. It suffers from repetitive gameplay and lackluster presentation.
I genuinely feel bad for Tokyo Ghoul fans. There is a lot of potential within the franchise to provide a violent and stylish action game. The Subsistence mode especially has glimmers of potential lurking. Unfortunately, the clunky combat, shoddy presentation and bland visuals make it a chore to play.
For a brawler type game, Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist is okay. The controls seem pretty stiff and gameplay gets repetitive fast. It has everything a brawler normally has but doesn't bring anything unique to set itself apart.
There is a nice layer of challenging gameplay here, and the lack of combos in the game was made up by just how cool it felt taking out groups of enemies.
Tokyo Ghoul faithfully adapts the manga, revealing that the convoluted story makes for a fun, if barebones, game that likely won't find new fans.