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  • Summary: There exists a small galaxy in the universe containing seven worlds, shimmering in seven colors... These worlds exist and act independent of one another. This has allowed them to develop and nurture rich, unique cultures. Then one day, a decree was sent out...
    "I'm gonna make
    There exists a small galaxy in the universe containing seven worlds, shimmering in seven colors... These worlds exist and act independent of one another. This has allowed them to develop and nurture rich, unique cultures. Then one day, a decree was sent out...
    "I'm gonna make everything in each of these worlds bow to me!"
    - The Undisputed Goddess, Chou-Chou
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  1. Oct 26, 2015
    60
    Mugen Souls will not be for everyone it’s bogged down by heavy tutorials and its complicated Moet system. For those who are fans of the hyper dimension series or other games such as Trinity Universe it might be worth a look for those who are fans of RPGs such as Final Fantasy it might not be what you’re expecting.
  2. 60
    Mugen Souls is a game that’s great at pushing buttons. Not everybody’s buttons, not my buttons, but someone out there is going to get their buttons pushed so hard by adventuring with Chou Chou and Altis.
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  1. Oct 25, 2015
    7
    Mugen Souls honestly is a strange but ultimately fun 'wreck' of a game. Everything about the game is over the top, get used to the wordMugen Souls honestly is a strange but ultimately fun 'wreck' of a game. Everything about the game is over the top, get used to the word 'overwhelming' however Its really a mixed bag of some good elements, and some which plainly don't work. But I'll get to those later in the review, for anyone interested in Mugen Souls - This is a warning, this game was originally shipped with an abhorrent amount of DLC which can break the game completely for the actual story mode, however on the flipside - the DLC is practically required for high level Mugen field exploration so be warned about the hefty DLC that will cost 4 to 6x the cost of the base game if you buy everything, and believe me the the DLC is fairly unbalanced and will more or less ruin the story mode, but if your the typical 'trophy hunter' type of player, then it will be required.

    Mugen Souls is based about the undisputed goddess of the universe Chou Chou and her ability to turn practically anything into her peons, she has various different personalities that she can change into to perform these tasks, each one massively different from the next, she is accompanied with many different Heroes and Demon Lords, each with their own quirks, often humorous dialogue to said quirks - not to mention all the characters can be equipped with various clothing items, nothing is off limits so you can create some silly combinations.

    The story itself is honestly great, the dialogue and character interaction as the story progresses is also great, the sound/intro music are catchy and fit into the game perfectly. The graphics are obviously somewhat dated as this game is fairly old now considering, however Ghostlight did do a very good job in the conversion and runs perfectly with very little problems.

    Some of the biggest problems Mugen Souls has, besides the awful DLC is the fact the game can turn into a significant grindfest quite fast if your the trophy hunter type of player, if you don't care about unlocking trophies and just want to experience the story, then don't invest in any of the game breaking DLC, and turn off several of the free DLC which significantly unbalances the storymode to the point of making it a cakewalk. The DLC is more or less designed for the Mugen field which is, honestly the core mechanic of the game allowing 100 random battles vs ships/enemies and slumbering bosses, the problem with the Mugen field is this is where all the game unlocks are earned, and progressing through the field gets extremely difficult without mugen point packs to boost your equipment, sure the early stages of a low bet are easy and you can level up extremely fast (again, breaking the story mode) but upon reaching certain portions of the field monsters become extremely overpowered, this significant unbalance issue was fixed in Mugen Souls EX but it problem for Mugen Souls, and earning points/gold without the packs is slow, the cost of upgrading equipment gets overwhelmingly expensive fast with high level upgrades costing millions per point, bear in mind you can upgrade your equipment to 'overwhelmingly' high levels here.

    Another poor mechanic is the G-Castle battles, honestly - they don't work. They tried to copy the Skies of Arcadia method but didn't make the battles interesting enough, the biggest problems is the A.I cheats against the player, your co-pilot will occasionally give you hints/clues about what your opponent is going to do next, and 70% of the time, it'll follow a set pattern, but then occasionally break that pattern so usually the best method to win these g-castles is to cheese the fight by using a certain attack constantly and never deviating.

    Finally, while the sale is on I definately recommend the game for the story alone plus its a fairly long so its good value, if you can overlook some of the obviously problems then you'll enjoy Mugen Souls. Also, its really a minor detail but for some people its a deal breaker, Mugen Souls is signficantly censored over the original Japanese version, to the tune of over 100+ CG and a mini-game - the latter isn't really a problem since the min-game itself was fairly boring and didn't really do much except for fan service.

    Overall 7.5 // 10

    + Great Story
    + Great Characters/Character Dialogue
    + Great Music
    + Character Customization
    + Moe

    +/- Mugen Field offers alot of replayability but getting further/deeper without DLC is exceptionally grindy and more or less requires DLC packs which again, kinder break it and make it a cakewalk.

    - DLC can break story mode
    - Excessive DLC that isn't required/but recommended for Mugen Field
    - Can be very grindy
    - Airship battle mechanics are poor (These battles are better in EX)
    - Censorship
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