Mugen Souls Z PlayStation 3

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
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  1. Jun 2, 2014
    82
    Mugen Souls Z represents a valiant effort and shows bounding improvements over its predecessor.
  2. 80
    As much fun as it is to play, the sad irony of Mugen Souls Z is that it is best played by people who hadn't experienced the original, but the only people that could possibly be interested in the game must have played the original.
  3. 75
    Mugen Souls Z is a fun RPG that doesn't try to be serious. As such, it leaves the storyline convoluted, messy, and boring to sit through. If you have the patience to get through it though, then the combat system, character customization and all the extra goodies more than make up for it.
  4. Jun 23, 2014
    70
    With adorable characters having wacky adventures in space, Mugen Souls Z's charm and the solid writing kept me motivated to zip through the storyline, and the fights are still a thrill... It's just too bad that the deadly-dull non-combat sections and the ending-ruining bug keep me from recommending the game wholeheartedly.
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Mugen Souls Z is quit similar to its prequel and offers the same basic experience with sub-par visuals and overlong dialogues and cut-scenes. Plot is all over the place, but its unique and rather funny combat system keeps things engaging.
  6. May 26, 2014
    70
    Mugen Souls Z is a good JRPG with interesting mechanics, a good combat system and a deep and entertaining character customization. Despite the graphics and the long story sequences, this is a good experience for gamers who like these kinds of products.
  7. May 15, 2014
    70
    Mugen Souls Z isn’t a great RPG, but it’s an entertaining one, and there’s enough meat on its bones to keep you playing for a good long while.
  8. May 22, 2014
    67
    Go into it with your eyes open, and it may end up being a pretty fun experience.
  9. May 23, 2014
    62
    Mugen Souls Z feels like a rehashed, more tedious version of its predecessor that wasn't really needed.
  10. Jul 18, 2014
    60
    Nevertheless, for anyone who enjoyed the first game Mugen Souls Z is more of the same, slightly refined and smartened up. For those accustomed to big-budget JRPGs – Ni No Kuni, Tales of Xillia – it definitely looks like a budget title and will underwhelm.
  11. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    60
    Improves upon the original in only minor ways, is still repetitive and reliant on you ignoring its unpolished nature, because bewbs. [August 2014, p77]
  12. May 30, 2014
    60
    Mugen Souls Z boasts a lot of content and all the fan service you could want, the lack of challenge, the bad writing and the mediocre graphics drag it down. Only for fans.
  13. May 23, 2014
    60
    If you’re into the anime style games and don’t mind trekking through a good amount of inconsequential dialog, it’s not a bad choice.
  14. May 21, 2014
    60
    Mugen Souls Z does little to rock the boat, so fans of the original might be interested in revisiting this title, but anyone else will want to give it a pass.
  15. May 15, 2014
    60
    Just like many of the game's secondary characters, it will be difficult for most players to be convinced that experiencing Chou-Chou's charms is worth the attendant drudgery.
  16. May 29, 2014
    55
    It improves certain aspects of the original game, but still, some basic elements like gameplay and plot don't seem to work as they should.
  17. 55
    Mugen Souls Z feels like more of its predecessor, with the same plodding story pace, whiny, forgettable cast, and fill-in-the-action cutscenes.
  18. Aug 22, 2014
    51
    As a tactical roleplaying game it serves its purpose, but when it comes to details in storytelling or game mechanics it becomes monotonous rather quickly.
  19. Jun 5, 2014
    50
    As if the first Mugen Souls wasn't niche enough, Mugen Souls Z ventures even further down into the cavernous, kaleidoscopic portal of moe lure and outlandish fetishes, rarely coming up for air.
  20. Jun 2, 2014
    50
    There are plenty of half-naked anime girls to be found for free on the Internet.
  21. May 22, 2014
    50
    Mugen Souls Z is, on the surface, a shallow but agreeable JRPG that hides a deeper, heavier set of systems for genre fans that care to search for them.
  22. May 21, 2014
    50
    Fans will no doubt appreciate the new gameplay features but, as a whole, Mugen Souls Z feels too exclusive a game, even for a sequel. Its niche narrative focus and penchant for superficiality make it a hard sell for newcomers.
  23. Jun 24, 2014
    40
    Mugen Souls Z wears its perverseness on its sleeve (or panties as it may be) but underneath that there’s a competent if clunky JRPG that doesn’t do enough to differentiate itself. It’s a bizarre game that helps serve as a reminder of how weird and different Japanese games can be but it never ascends beyond being a delivery vessel for crude humour and pervy art.
  24. May 26, 2014
    40
    Mugen Souls Z is a bland, generic JRPG. The only thing that makes it stand out from the crowd is the rampant sex that runs through it. Personally I found it distasteful; games are better than this, and Mugen Souls Z is the precise reason why the entire medium gets viewed as juvenile. If you like JRPGs you could probably do worse – nothing about it is broken – but you could also do a hell of a lot better.
  25. May 20, 2014
    40
    Mugen Souls Z relies heavily on underboob, sideboob, and boob windows to get the job done, but this is not the full extent of the overt sexism, fetishism, or hypersexualization.
  26. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 29, 2014
    20
    This is barely a game. [July 2014, p.80]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 20, 2014
    8
    pretty fun game overall. if you did not play the original, the tutorial section will clue you in on all the mechanics but imho it's a bitpretty fun game overall. if you did not play the original, the tutorial section will clue you in on all the mechanics but imho it's a bit tedious. after you get through the first hour the game really starts to open up.

    some parts definitely do not run at a rock solid frame rate, but it's not a big deal during battle or most of the areas.

    i've played the game for about 6 hours so far and looking forward to getting really far.
    if you like NIS games you won't be disappointed by this sequel.
    lot's of great cutscene anime stuff :]
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  2. Jan 2, 2016
    0
    Censored game, don't support it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!