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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
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  1. AnonymousMC
    Aug 14, 2009
    6
    Clever premise; disappointing delivery. The plot is fairly simplistic and exceedingly linear, towns consist only of single images where you select whom to talk to from a menu, and you generally shouldn't expect any frills (like an equipment system). Opportunities to sell your soul are few and far between, and frankly not as rewarding as they sound; you get what you pay for, and thenClever premise; disappointing delivery. The plot is fairly simplistic and exceedingly linear, towns consist only of single images where you select whom to talk to from a menu, and you generally shouldn't expect any frills (like an equipment system). Opportunities to sell your soul are few and far between, and frankly not as rewarding as they sound; you get what you pay for, and then the game just..ends. Gameplay is somewhere between Ogre Battle and a more traditional grid-based tactics game. Production values are pretty low; for fans of the genre, the graphics probably aren't so much an issue as certain amounts of awkwardness in the interface and a general lack of overall polish. Voice acting and translation (very nonliteral) are pretty good, and Japanese tracks are included, as we've come to expect from NIS.
    I enjoyed this game, but I'm a rather extreme fan of the genre, and I was constantly thinking about how much better it might have been.
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  2. May 9, 2017
    3
    poor story and overly complex battle system that sums up this game nicely . Not to mention the tone of the story is all over the place . It has all these cutesy characters and slapstick comedy but deals with heavy themes like genocide and rape rather poorly i might add.

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#72 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Once you overcome the learning curve, it's easy to enjoy Soul Nomad's brand of charm and humor. [Oct 2007, p.118]
  2. Soul Nomad is a fun game, and one every NIS fan will enjoy. For others trying to find a unique SRPG with an emphasis placed on characters and interaction, look no further.
  3. Hardcore Gamer
    65
    Soul Nomad is a surprisingly radical departure from type for NIS, and it's largely successful. It's just more frustrating than it needs to be. [Oct 2007, p.57]