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  • Summary: In Citizens of Earth, you head home after a too-long election, hoping for a respite. On the contrary, you are accosted with a myriad of oddities. You immediately (following your cup 'o joe) embark on a mission to travel the land, battle mutants, gain allies, overthrow a puppet government,In Citizens of Earth, you head home after a too-long election, hoping for a respite. On the contrary, you are accosted with a myriad of oddities. You immediately (following your cup 'o joe) embark on a mission to travel the land, battle mutants, gain allies, overthrow a puppet government, snorkel for buried treasure, and, with the luxury of time, grab a well-deserved refill on your coffee. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 20, 2015
    90
    If you’re looking for a title with both style and substance and a hint of nostalgia, Citizens of Earth is your next RPG purchase.
  2. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    Citizens of Earth has a lot of great ideas that work well, such as its recruitable characters, turn-based combat system and sense of humour.
  3. Feb 3, 2015
    80
    Citizens of Earth runs for about 15 hours if you tackle a decent amount of side-quests and level up your team, which is pretty short by RPG standards.
  4. Jan 26, 2015
    70
    In summation, Citizens of Earth is a pretty enjoyable game, but it’s far too short for me to be able to call it a classic.
  5. Feb 7, 2015
    70
    Citizens of Earth tries really hard to remind us of the RPGs we played a long time ago, and he succeeds a bit too much through dumb progression, tons of battles and quite some grinding. At the same time it's a colorful and smart adventure with irresistible characters to recruit.
  6. Feb 10, 2015
    65
    Citizens of Earth is a comical RPG that retro lovers will simply adore because of its settings and adorable characters, but ends up being simple and repetitive.
  7. Apr 9, 2015
    40
    Its heart is in the right place, but we can't forgive the dull, repetitive combat. [April 2015, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 16, 2015
    8
    I'd give it a 10 if it weren't for all the crashes and almost unbearable load times. Other than that it's a really slick looking and humorousI'd give it a 10 if it weren't for all the crashes and almost unbearable load times. Other than that it's a really slick looking and humorous take on a old school turn based RPGs. The blatant Earthbound references I found to be a delight. Great game, overall. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2015
    8
    The game itself is pretty good.
    Gameplay is solid, characters are funny, it has a colorful world and obviously, it's inspired by Earthbound.
    The game itself is pretty good.
    Gameplay is solid, characters are funny, it has a colorful world and obviously, it's inspired by Earthbound.
    But there's some problems with it.
    In 10 hours it crashed 4 times for me and it bugged one time too.
    The other problem is that it has enemies everywhere that you can't evade easily, and that it's frustrating.

    But overall the game is good, i liked it.
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  3. Feb 2, 2015
    7
    The good:
    Obvious Earthbound inspirations which is great if you like Earthbound.
    The combat system is presented visually similar to
    The good:
    Obvious Earthbound inspirations which is great if you like Earthbound.
    The combat system is presented visually similar to Earthbound but is mechanically unique and interesting with a wide variety of citizens to recruit each with unique play style and abilities.
    The world is detailed, colourful and interesting with lots of things to see and explore.
    The characters and story are decently written with good comedy.

    The bad:
    The game doesn't do a good job of describing what exactly you have to do, I realize this is an inspiration from older games but if you're going to be inspired by old games do the good thing not the annoying things.
    There's a part where you're required to write down clues. Once again, if you're going to be inspired by old games leave out the nonsense that was bad back then too.
    Way to many enemies that aren't really worth fighting making it frustrating to complete a task.
    The game has crashed a couple times for me.
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  4. Feb 12, 2015
    7
    The game itself is really wonderful. It's humor is very similar to Toe Jam & Earl and it's a classic RPG similar to Earthbound.

    However,
    The game itself is really wonderful. It's humor is very similar to Toe Jam & Earl and it's a classic RPG similar to Earthbound.

    However, this game freezes up the whole console about every hour and a half. There is an autosave feature, but I've had it go as long as 3 hours without autosaving. Save often.

    Oldskool RPG fans will love this if they can get past the freeze ups. Every citizen has an out of combat "talent" ranging from shops and transportation to game customizations. The mascot citizen allows you to adjust the difficulty with experience multipliers or penalties that are great for casual gamers and grinding.
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  5. Feb 14, 2015
    6
    Mira que lo compré con ganas y alegría, pero los combates me han matado, demasiados y muuuuy fáciles, a pesar de ponerlo en el modo másMira que lo compré con ganas y alegría, pero los combates me han matado, demasiados y muuuuy fáciles, a pesar de ponerlo en el modo más difícil.

    Lo mejor:

    - La estética, es de un gran buen gusto y variada.
    - El humor.
    - Los minijuegos para reclutar a los distintos ciudadanos.

    Si hubieran mejorado el tema de los combates, estaríamos hablando de un juego de 7-8, de 8-9 si la BSO estuviera a gran nivel, de 10 si no existieran bugs, existiera versión física y con un bonito manual de instrucciones. ;)
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