SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions

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Percentile Rank

SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

RPG Site
10 / 10
10 / 10
Dec 12, 2019

Akitoshi Kawazu and Square Enix have crafted one of the most innovative RPGs in years, and players owe it to themselves to check it out.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2019

SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions blends the challenge of olden JRPG days with the aesthetic refinement of modern gaming to create a tantilizing final product. Difficulty waivers back and forth in odd ways, but the narrative and combat keep everything feeling engaging and enjoyable.

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RPG Fan
85%
85%
Dec 22, 2019

At times brutally difficult, and others frustratingly random, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions takes some big risks to ensure it's highly satisfying and incredibly rewarding to play through.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2019

What may be surprising to both new and old fans alike is just how much time is spent in combat. All of the terrific dialogue and interactions between characters is gated behind hours of complex combat mechanics and some difficult battles. The time commitment is definitely worth it, but just make sure you're ready for the trademark Kawazu punishment that you'll inevitably experience.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 19, 2020

What SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions lacks in its plot, it more than makes up for in its difficult and complex battle system. Make no mistake, this is a hardcore RPG. You'll be retrying battles over and over just to barely scrape by, and while it can be too difficult at times, the combat system is still a blast the whole way through.

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 17, 2019

Worthy of its name, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions is another good chapter in an historic franchise, with good story and a fun and challenging combat system. Despite its clear technical limitations, it still is an experience RPG fans should play.

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Gamer Guides
Dec 16, 2019

SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions may not be a game for everyone but for those willing to not judge the game on its presentation will find a rich world with a unique gameplay experience unlike any other. This is a great starting place for new SaGa fans and one of the best yet for long time fans.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2020

Unconventional and risk-taking, Scarlet Grace houses a great battle system and interesting world, but its flaws get in the way

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Video Chums
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2019

If you're looking for an unconventional and rewarding RPG then SaGa: Scarlet Grace - Ambitions is a must-play.

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Just Push Start
3.75 / 5.0
3.75 / 5.0
Dec 9, 2019

For the most part, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions is going to appeal to the RPG fan at heart. It has some weird mechanics, a story that takes a while to get going and feels rather dated. This isn't to say you shouldn't experience it, as much as you should know what you're getting into.

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COGconnected
73 / 100
73 / 100
Dec 11, 2019

SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions is a SaGa game through and through. Unfortunately, that means it’s not for everyone.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 6, 2020

When all is said and done, SaGa: Scarlet Grace: Ambitions proves why the franchise is often overlooked in favor of its more familiar RPG cousins.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
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Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2020

We enjoyed our time with SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions, but we think Romancing SaGa 3 is a much better title overall and we recommend newcomers to begin with that one. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a difficult and somewhat unique JRPG, you can't go wrong with this one.

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But Why Tho?
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2019

Overall, I had a great time playing through Scarlet Grace, though it does have its flaws. The worldbuilding was some of the best I’ve ever seen in a video game, but the story suffered as a result.

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MonsterVine
Dec 19, 2019

SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions is a disappointing RPG that falls short because of its boring story, mediocre visuals, and nerfed world. The combat and music are excellent, but it’s not enough to make Ambitions worth recommending.

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