Digimon Survive is now available for PS4, but you may have noticed that we don’t have a review here at push the box Until now. This is unfortunately due to issues beyond our control, but after plunging almost six hours into the game we thought it would be best to give you some impressions before the above review.
As the title of this article suggests, we’re a bit torn at Digimon Survive so far. The opening two hours were incredibly slow as the title lays the foundation for its story – introducing the main characters and establishing the kind of relationships that bind them together. Actually, this is a visual novel first and foremost, but we found ourselves wishing there was more brutal action on the beast.The story begins with a group of Japanese high school students on a field trip in the countryside, but things go sideways when the gang stumbles across an ancient shrine dedicated to god-like monsters. You can probably guess what will happen next – especially if you are already familiar with it Digimon as a privilege.
That’s right, the kids end up trapped in an alternate reality where titular creatures and their strange powers reign. We have to admit that our interest in the narrative up to this point has been fading – on a surface level the characters are stereotypical, the dialogue a bit long – but once Agumon and his digital companions show up, things get even more so. more entertaining.Agumon – the mascot-like yellow dinosaur Digimon – is not just an effective tool to use in turn-based combat. It’s an essential part of the story, along with the other friendly Digimon introduced in the opening chapters. This is something of a new dynamic as much Digimon Games go, where the characters of the monsters themselves are rarely explored outside of anime shows. Agumon and his allies are voiced in Digimon Survive, and you can’t help but enjoy their weird and curious natures.
We look forward to seeing how this nearly 30-hour adventure unfolds, even if some of the game’s exploration elements are already boring. In typical visual novel fashion, you are often able to move between locations in order to talk to specific characters, or explore the surrounding environment. Fortunately, Traversal is based on the menu, but still there Much Retreat has to be done in order to advance the plot along inch per inch.
And this rather awkward structure stands in the way of strategic Digimon Survive battles. Story-based encounters were very few and far between, which is a shame, because as is usually the case with Digimon games, the process of leveling up your monsters and expanding your team is a major selling point. We are already addicted to increasing Digimon stats.
Therefore, we hope the actions will become more combative as the title continues. The system itself is nothing revolutionary – digimon move on a grid, and each attack has unique characteristics – but it seems to be fairly well made, the animation is nice, and it’s easy to understand. Digivolution is also a factor – even at this early stage – as your partners can take on new forms to temporarily increase their power. With over 100 Digimons to discover (according to the in-game database), it’s safe to say we’re excited to see what’s next.
Obviously, Digimon Survive has the ability to participate uniquely Digimon The title, and what with its focus on player selection, character interaction, and tactical combat – but the pace should improve sooner rather than later. We get that the visual narratives can be slow, which is fine, but in a game that asks you to engage in RPGs like leveling up and collecting creatures, the lengthy dialogue and boring exploration can quickly overwhelm their welcome.
Are you looking forward to Digimon Survive? If all goes well, we’ll get a full review for you in the near future, but until then, let us know if Agumon is set to be your best friend in the comments section below.