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  • Summary: Freedom Wars is an action-packed RPG, launching exclusively on the PlayStation Vita.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 24, 2014
    98
    Freedom Wars may be another hunting game on the Vita, but it's by far one of the best. It screams AAA production with standout graphics, solid audio, unique gameplay mechanics and a fresh story line - bringing them to you in a one of a kind package that only Japan could come up with, but with an execution typical of the Western big shots.
  2. Oct 31, 2014
    82
    Freedom Wars has its shortcomings, but I would still consider it one of the top Vita games available.
  3. Nov 20, 2014
    80
    Once you get the hang of the complex controls and slight camera issues, you're in for a breathless, exhilarating time staring down giant robots, outmaneuvering your rivals, and rescuing your betters.
  4. Nov 10, 2014
    79
    We sure don't have the new Monster Hunter, but Freedom Wars is a good game to keep an eye on. If the premises and the narrative structure of the game had to be maintained at early hours levels, we'd be talking about a true masterpiece. Good game, anyway.
  5. Oct 29, 2014
    75
    Freedom Wars delivers an action RPG in an accessible, pickup-and-play, portable package.
  6. 70
    The game comes so very close to being an amazing experience but the gameplay doesn't quite match with its excellent concept.
  7. Nov 5, 2014
    50
    Combat is the brightest highlight, though it's still dulled by clumsy controls. Beyond that, the environments are so monotonous as to kill any passion for the thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    have put probably 20 hours into the game by now and i'm really enjoying it. big fan of boss hunting genre type games and this didn't fail tohave put probably 20 hours into the game by now and i'm really enjoying it. big fan of boss hunting genre type games and this didn't fail to please me. my only complaint is that it starts off a bit slow. if you like story, then maybe that won't bug you but i just wanted to get in and smashy smashy.

    the co op works great, and it's really awesome being able to play this on the pstv. full screen with a controller and LAN connection is the way to go.

    for a release price of $30 its hard to go wrong here.
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  2. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    I love the combat system! It's kind of like a mixture of Monster Hunter (Close Quarters) and Lost Planet (With the grappling hook + gunplay).I love the combat system! It's kind of like a mixture of Monster Hunter (Close Quarters) and Lost Planet (With the grappling hook + gunplay). It runs pretty swell as well. The futuristic setting of...102,014...is intriguing with the religious overtone of the governments/City States, known as Panopticons, do to the lack of resources for each Panopticon maintains and would lead to a overpopulation problem; In which case leads to the reason why you're fighting giant robots and monsters, because the government forced you too! Customization for characters has a good variety of outfits and body like choices for you too make.

    Though there's some issues every once in a while (drop in frame rate, etc.), overall i'm a happy camper to know that i have a reason why i bought a vita in first place after this.
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  3. Feb 5, 2015
    9
    A brilliant game! Some will bemoan an uneven difficulty level - that complaint is not unfounded - but this game excels in every other area!A brilliant game! Some will bemoan an uneven difficulty level - that complaint is not unfounded - but this game excels in every other area! The story isn't mindblowing, but it intrigues. What is brilliant though is the art style, like anime via CG, and the brilliantly crafted world. Though this game is quite similar to monster hunter on the battlefield, it has a lot of its own idead too. The combat it also much less obtuse than monster hunter and all the better for it. The thorn is a very welcome idea. Online modes and PvP are decent, but waiting times in lobbies can be quite long. The wait is worth it because both co-op and PvP are lots of fun! Amd when you are stuck on a mission, you can always rewuest the help of other players online should you please, but you are never forced to do so. The weapon system is very good, allowing you to beef up your loadout while lowering the amount of grinding that plagues other games.
    Overall, this is a brilliant showcase for just how full an experience the Vita can deliver. I could see this working on a PS3/just as well as on Vita. I understand it is not perfect in every area, but Freedom Wars bolts a story and cinvincing dystopian world onto MonHan-style combat to great effect. On top of that it's pretty cheap at only £20 to download off PSN and £25 for the boxed versionAlso: Ling live Percy Propa!
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  4. Oct 30, 2014
    9
    Awesome game! The game gets even better, as you proceed further in the story and level up your character, factions and compete against otherAwesome game! The game gets even better, as you proceed further in the story and level up your character, factions and compete against other panopticons, which represents your home city.

    Controls are fluid and easy to learn at the beginning of the game. Character models and game textures are beautiful enough for PS Vita and frame-rate is fluid enough to enjoy the action packed game-play.

    It is obviously one of the best Action-RPG games for the Vita. Down side "the end game" of Freedom Wars is the grinding for better gear, to get the superior character and dominate against other players, for example in the multiplayer mode or complete missions even faster, to get more valuable resources, which is extremely fun, as it is hard, challenging and eventually frustrating, after you've played the same missions over again several times, but it's fun to get back to the game, even with your friends.

    Japanese Anime art style is refreshing feature to see even here in the west, but doesn't affect positively to every fellow gamers as it does back in Japan and Asia, but overall I think this could be the new era for PS Vita. Freedom Wars is great for the Vita to bring up the sells and affect to other studios to bring out better games for handhelds in the near future. (This is my first rating here and try to understand that my mother tongue isn't English and there might be several mistakes in the text. Don't be too harsh. Thank you!).
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  5. Nov 9, 2014
    8
    Gameplay: 9/10 - I like the idea of mixing FPS with Hack & Slash, though it would be nice if I could customize the controls a bit (none of theGameplay: 9/10 - I like the idea of mixing FPS with Hack & Slash, though it would be nice if I could customize the controls a bit (none of the options were quite what I wanted, but it was only a couple buttons I'd swap around). It's no MH, but still fun to play. The game mostly involves 'arena' battles, with the occasional maze run or stealth mission.
    Graphics: 9/10 - Not much to complain about, the game looks good on the VIta.
    Story: 7/10 - I didn't mind the story (although for games like this I'm not to concerned with story). I like the overall idea of being a prisoner trying to reduce your sentence and the Panopticons competing for resources. Some of the cutscenes were a bit long just to say so little, and others feel entirely unnecessary, such as a cutscene just to tell you to meet somewhere else (when the game could have just sent you there in the first place to reduce loading screens).
    Technical/Other: 7/10 - Nothing too bad here. Just the rare frame rate drop, occasional lag while playing online, and every so ofter the loading screen would go longer than usual. No crashes/freezes during my play through.
    Trophy difficulty: 7/10 - It doesn't look too hard, just time consuming. Once you've maxed out your gear, you should be able to get the tougher offline trophies in a few tries (such as kill this monster without dying).
    Overall: Not a bad game for $30. Main play through keep me busy for ~20hrs and online play will probably keep me entertained for many more.
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  6. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    After sinking about 90 or so hours into the game, I feel this is a mediocre game overall. The combat is fast paced and exciting but the lackAfter sinking about 90 or so hours into the game, I feel this is a mediocre game overall. The combat is fast paced and exciting but the lack of variety of enemies makes it sort of bland after a while, to make up for this thought the large number of weapons as well as different move-sets for weapons of the same type lets you mix up game play quite a bit. The enemy humans are way too accurate with their guns (seriously, you'll die to them more often than the abductors) and this is post patch where its been nerfed a bit. Although not impossible to get, the top tier weapons involve a lot of save scumming, which sort of detracts from the game. Online play isn't the worst, there are frame drops here and there but nothing really terrible aside from disconnects and what not depending on who's hosting, and as you would expect online play is several times more efficient than bringing the AI characters. I found the story really poorly written, maybe it was lost in translation, like some of the item descriptions (seriously clip size up and carryable ammo should be flipped). Character customization is great, you get lots of options and you can make your character really stand out if you put some effort into it.

    tldr: Its alright
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  7. Feb 17, 2015
    0
    good combat system and anything but my finger crammed because of all button mashing and ridiculously hard enemy (if you are in singleplayergood combat system and anything but my finger crammed because of all button mashing and ridiculously hard enemy (if you are in singleplayer tho)

    AI is so dumb, poor story,

    i recommenced this if you like grindfesting and repetitive gameplay
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