In Darren MacPhail's latest review, he takes a look at an exciting new entry in the Digimon series with Cyber Sleuth, a decidedly more edgy game compared to the outings that fans may be used to. By pouring more effort into the development of the game and making the story aimed at an older audience, the experience is also more approachable to outsiders since it doesn't require previous knowledge of the series - though fans will be well treated here.
There are 240 different Digimon to collect which brings with it a grand sense of nostalgia. Add to that a New Game Plus feature to unlock, and there is a ton of replay value to enjoy here. Ultimately, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is the best-playing Digimon game the West has ever seen.
It has a fantastic presentation with great character designs, and the game looks and runs very well on both the PlayStation 4 and Vita platforms.
There are some real downsides to the experience, however. Being forced to grind AP points to reach the higher levels of the Digivolution scale can be monotonous. The story also takes a little too long to get going, though it gets exciting once it finally does. The gameplay is your standard Japanese RPG fare with a lean towards a Shin Megami Tensei design, but its wrappings help raise it well above the average lot.
Overall, though, this is an easy recommendation for those who watched the anime back in the day and those who have kept up with the series.? Take a look at Darren's video below for his complete thoughts on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
Versions tested: PlayStation 4
Disclaimer: A copy of this game was provided to RPG Site by the publisher.