Digimon Survive is an emotional, gripping, action-filled adventure that kept me invested from the moment I entered the Digital World. While the gameplay isn't vast, the combat is deep, and both compliment the Visual Novel style of the game. Digimon Survive may not be for everyone looking for a more direct influence on the story outside of dialogue options, but it delivers on what it promised. An amazing Digimon adventure for a whole new generation.
Despite some translation woes, Digimon Survive’s narrative still shines brightly. As cruel and dark as its narrative can be, neither you or the characters should ever give up completely. That’s the key to survival, and that message is apparent in the character relationships, the battles, and the developments of the story as a whole. Digimon Survive expresses the power that can come from your bonds with others, and how supporting each other can keep hope alive. That’s a message worth sharing, and Digimon Survive is a messenger worth experiencing.
I liked the concept of the game from the very first trailer. While I am not a fan of visual novels, Digimon Survive's tactical battles managed to balance the game between story and gameplay. The characters and their interactions, as well as their take on their situation felt far more genuine than any Digimon media so far, which was a breath of fresh air in my opinion. The multiple endings and the need for a second playthrough to get the true ending was actually satisfying.
Digimon Survive não só inovou ao trazer uma jogabilidade de RPG tático a franquia como também inovou ao trazer um enredo mais sombrio e voltado para um público mais adulto, definitivamente esse jogo não é adequado a crianças, a história é excelente, a arte e as animações também. Sem dúvida alguma é um jogo que vale muito a pena de ser jogado.
Digimon Survive excels in what's most important in a game of its genre by giving the player a deep and engaging storyline full of unexpected twists. You can almost compare this visual novel to a new chapter of the animated series thanks to a great general design and a well done characterization of its protagonists, both humans and Digimon. This is a game with a strong personality but an average combat system that sometimes ends up damaging the narration's rhythm. Despite this, Digimon Survive is undoubtedly a must have for any fan of the franchise.
Digimon Survive's uniquely dark take on the standard Digimon storyline is enough to carry a title that's sometimes poorly paced and basic in its approach to gameplay. A visual novel with RPG elements bolted on, it's difficult not to feel as though the creature taming and combat aspects of Survive could have been bigger and better. But ultimately, a mix of endearing characters and eye-opening plot points make this another worthwhile adventure in the digital world.
Visual novel and tactical RPG, with these words you already know if Digimon Survive is for you or not. The game has one of the best stories of the franchise thanks to its dark and mature tones. It’s however counterbalanced by many filler moments, empty dialogues and tacticless battles.
The story is good overall, although there are some inconsistencies.
The battle system is solid, but until Chapter 9 the difficulty is non-existent even in Hard Mode.
The characters are interesting, but there are times when some of them become unbearable (I used to love Minoru, but there's a part in the game that makes you want to punch him in the face).
This is not a game of choices, the choices only serve to determine the evolutions of Agumon, increase affinity and to choose which of the routes to follow in chapter 8. The choices do not change anything in the events, they have no weight.
New Game+, when the conditions are met to catch the true ending, it has some changes already before the division of routes, but it suffers a lot for not adopting a different story when the script makes room for it. Several actions characters perform during normal gameplay seem to no longer make sense with the new context in which the story finds itself. For example, the disagreement between Minoru and Falcomon doesn't make any sense in the Thrutful Route
The Wrathful Route is quite disappointing in the sense that Takuma doesn't turn into the anti-hero as imagined.
The game in general is good, but it's far from perfect. Especially the True Ending, it seems that the writers were too lazy to write it.
I'm really surprised by the positive reviews for this when this game seems to be lacking in almost every department:
- Story - it's okay, nothing really exciting. The plot could probably be summarised in a few sentences. And somehow it takes 30 hours to finish this. The dialogues and relations between characters are what keeps you interested, because story-wise this is as mediocre as it can get.
- Gameplay - why it takes so much to finish this game? Probably because developers did everything they could to slow down everything. The battle is unplayable without increasing the speed, and half of each battle is evolving and slowly getting to the opponents. And it doesn't help that the game is way too easy. It gets better in latter chapters but still, the battle system itself is very simple. But the "slowing down" doesn't apply just to the battle system. A lot of times during the story you are forced to take part in mundane battles, because you need to "save" each character in the group one by one. It makes the game very tedious.
- Presentation - I like the art style, but I was expecting better animations during battles.
All in all, Digimon Survive is... ok, but because of how tedious the gameplay is, the experience is more frustrating than enjoyable. Also, the tactical RPG part is just weak. I hope developers will at least learn from it.
SummaryDigimon Survive presents a hybrid visual novel and tactical RPG set in a mysterious world filled with dangerous monsters and deadly battles that will test your ability to survive. After getting lost on a school trip, Takuma Momozuka finds himself transported to a world inhabited by ferocious foes and new allies. Join Takuma and his frien...