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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

58%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 26, 2020
PlayStation VitaMay 26, 2020

Developer: Aquaplus

Publisher: NIS America

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Turn-Based Strategy, Strategy

Discover the first chapter of a tale years in the making. Hakuowlo, a man with no memories, must find his place in a strange new world and embrace the destiny that awaits him! An Epic Tale - Become immersed in a turbulent story of love, war, and destiny. Heroes of Myth - Unravel the tale of a diverse cast of characters, and watch how their fates intertwine. Art of War - Claim victory through the use of tactics, elemental advantages, and the unique strengths of your party members.

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Reviews

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is yet another port of Utawarerumono for Japanese fans, but it's the first time in nearly 20 years that the first chapter of this iconic hybrid visual novel trilogy is playable in English. A unique world and unforgettable characters are at the heart of this game, but they're complemented by gorgeous artwork, addictive battles, and incredible music. It drags in the middle act, but once that final act ends and the credits roll, you'll barely remember the rough edges of this otherwise fantastic experience.

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Between a visual novel and a strategic game, Utawarerumono: prelude to the Fallen crosses the boundaries of the oriental market to capture the hearts of western players with a well packed game.

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It's a situation where you may find yourself wondering if one element outweighs the other. If someone is a visual novel fan, then Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen's story will definitely be reason enough to devour this feast. If someone is considering it because they enjoy strategic RPGs and are hoping for something challenging and new, they'll likely find themselves disappointed. I would say the saga is strong enough that it makes enduring an occasional, brief battle every once in a while, but people who feel like they need more would be justified in not helping Hakuowlo pick up the pieces.

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Utawarerumono is a great, charming series, and one that is more than deserving of a closer look. This remake might not stand the test of time quite as much as its sequels, but don't let that stop you from getting into the series - it's one that I can't recommend enough.

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen - The Song Begins | PS4, PS Vita

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