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  • Summary: Marcus Damon is both a smart 14 year old and an undefeated street fighter, but he does not fight with his fists alone. As a member of the secretive DATS (Data Squad), Marcus and his team examine the mysterious disappearance of numerous kids. During the course of the investigation, the SevenMarcus Damon is both a smart 14 year old and an undefeated street fighter, but he does not fight with his fists alone. As a member of the secretive DATS (Data Squad), Marcus and his team examine the mysterious disappearance of numerous kids. During the course of the investigation, the Seven Demon Kings arrive, wreaking havoc across the world. As Marcus, it is up to players to find the missing kids all the while defeating the deadly Seven Demon Kings and their evil minions. Spanning over a dozen stages with a storyline that parallels the cartoon, players can team up with more than 140 Digimon characters to battle against evil and save the world. As gamers increase in skill and find new items, so too can their Digimon be upgraded through leveling up and "Digivolution." With over 250 items to collect and complex puzzles to solve, Digimon World Data Squad represents the evolution of the common RPG on the PS2. [Namco Bandai Games] Collapse
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. I'll be honest here: Data Squad really isn't going to make a lot of converts. [Oct 2007, p.60]
  2. All in all, there’s very little reason to get Digimon World: Data Squad. Between the simplistic-yet-frustrating battle system and the absolutely terrible graphics, there just isn’t anything positive to say about the game.
  3. Digimon World Data Squad was decent as far as gameplay was concerned, but the graphics weren’t the best. I’ve seen better cel-shaded games on the PS2 than this title.
  4. The turn-based battles that make up the bulk of the game are tedious and boring, made worse by their constant bombardment upon the player. The story feels completely unimportant, and its telling by the main characters is too cheesy to make anyone care.
  5. Fans of the series might find it entertaining to rescue kidnapped kids while battling the Seven Demon Kings, but most people will find precious little to enjoy.
  6. The game offers nothing but tedium to older gamers, but the six and under crowd may love it. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  7. The slowness of Digimon World Data Squad might help to offset the grindingly boring gameplay, and the pretty colors might cheer you up despite the exceedingly poor production values of … well, everything.

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  1. Ryu--
    Oct 29, 2007
    10
    The Best Digimon game there Is among from the ds version this is the best game of digimon on the Playstation platform From the first It The Best Digimon game there Is among from the ds version this is the best game of digimon on the Playstation platform From the first It improved alot. So if you want a digimon game Get this one. Expand
  2. TomJ.
    Sep 30, 2007
    10
    If your a games fan you will want digimon. the best game ive played on in years! so much fun and excitment to do.
  3. Javeron1220don'tneedtoknow
    Dec 22, 2007
    9
    I only got to play world 1 and 3 and this seems a lot like world 3 to me, and what I saw of world 2. what I would have liked though is to seeI only got to play world 1 and 3 and this seems a lot like world 3 to me, and what I saw of world 2. what I would have liked though is to see the player against player option that world 1 had, but alas, once again it doesn't have it. anyways this game is pretty neat, and can be a challenge. but not many people would play it unless they were big RPG fans and/or digimon fans. I am just glad they still have greymon in it. was definitely a weird thing to see the show and they have agumon digivolve not into greymon but GEOgreymon. but I guess they did something similar for there explanation to skullgreymon and metalgreymon, except the champion form of agumon (greymon) doesn't get forced to digivolve and it isn't the champion form of agumon but the rookie form of agumon, which is agumon. anyways what I have gotten to play is pretty neat. still wish they would add the palyer against player thing they had for world 1, really liked that option Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2014
    9
    Fun game that has a short storyline but it has numerous different while poison only has the set evolutions. Great game to play when bored andFun game that has a short storyline but it has numerous different while poison only has the set evolutions. Great game to play when bored and any digimon fan will love it. Expand
  5. Ranshiin
    Dec 29, 2007
    7
    A game that suffers from a few flaws, but still provides an ample amount of fun. The battle system is interesting, although the battles A game that suffers from a few flaws, but still provides an ample amount of fun. The battle system is interesting, although the battles themselves seldom provide enough of a challenge to necessitate the crafting of any intricate strategies. Music is enjoyable, graphics are average, and travel on the world map is often disorienting, but the monsters are fun, and that's what counts the most. Expand