- Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
- Release Date: Jun 25, 2021
- Also On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Generally favorable reviews- based on 163 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 105 out of 163
Mixed: 37 out of 163
Negative: 21 out of 163
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Oct 16, 2021Good story with really nice characters, but poorly delivered. REALLY confusing at times aswell, too many long names and most of them thrown around randomly all at once. Till the later chapters I didn't even know what New Himuka was...
Pros: -Great story -Good characters with decent development -Nice graphics -Good combat -Great music -Great and unique worldbuilding -Not too shortGood story with really nice characters, but poorly delivered. REALLY confusing at times aswell, too many long names and most of them thrown around randomly all at once. Till the later chapters I didn't even know what New Himuka was...
-Good characters with decent development
-Great and unique worldbuilding
-Not too short to complete but not too long either (around 20 hours give or take if you play normally)
-Both protagonists are really well written. Yuito is too good of a guy, while Kasane has that badass attitude that is the complete opposit of Yuito.
-Confusing plot at times. I've been wondering multiple times throught the game "what am I doing here?" or "why are we going there".
-Even though the story is really good, It's delivered really poorly. The big moments, cliffhangers and game-changing reveals barely make an impact on the player or the characters. It's such a shame because it has incredible potential due to it being pretty unique.
-Scenery is good, but repetitive. You go to the same places over and over.
Overall I give the game a solid 8. It's a good game, with good story but leaves me thinking how good of a game it could have been. It had the potential to be in the top of the list in terms of JRPG's or RPG's in general, but due to the problems I mentioned it will be just a solid game.
I must say, if they ever make Scarlet Nexus 2 and take the chance to fix the issues I mentioned, we are gonna see one of the best JRPG's ever.… Expand
Jan 17, 2022As an ARPG, "SCARLET NEXUS" still needs to be improved, but the 'power of mind' design is also commendable as the selling point of the game.
Review of "SCARLET NEXUS"
Score: 8 (+0.1)
Jul 3, 2021a very good action anime game actually, the story parts quite interesting but the fighting mechanism was the key part of this game. The combination of power you can use and the effects of the power(sas) used to the gameplay are very fun to play. every power have it use however yes the enemy type can be repetitive for some time but the variety of combo and environmental interacting usinga very good action anime game actually, the story parts quite interesting but the fighting mechanism was the key part of this game. The combination of power you can use and the effects of the power(sas) used to the gameplay are very fun to play. every power have it use however yes the enemy type can be repetitive for some time but the variety of combo and environmental interacting using your power can spice thing up and keep it engaging. Spent almost 16 hours in this game and left quite satisfied. One of main weakness for me is the relationship between characters and the kind of interaction need to suit the current plots.… Expand
Feb 16, 2023No words. I don’t typically play Japanese style games but I loved this. So many aspects of this game got me. Story was weird but fun. Graphics were good. Combat was just sick. Easy recommendation.
Aug 29, 2022Play Yuito story first. Kasane story is not bad but it was meant to complement Yuito's, so for a better experience do Yuito first.
This was a really good game, with a good story, good skills, epic finishing moves and interesting battle mechanics, the battle mechanics sometimes feel clunky and overwhelming at the beginning but is just matter of getting used to it. One thing that isPlay Yuito story first. Kasane story is not bad but it was meant to complement Yuito's, so for a better experience do Yuito first.
This was a really good game, with a good story, good skills, epic finishing moves and interesting battle mechanics, the battle mechanics sometimes feel clunky and overwhelming at the beginning but is just matter of getting used to it.
One thing that is not good is that some of the really cool skills are behind this "friendship system" that in order to use them you have to level up your friendship with all the characters, and that's a pain because it is really difficult to max out all the characters in your first playthrough, also no all of the characters have a "good" character or deserve it, for example Shiden, he was an asshwhole in Yuito's story, in Kasane's story he was ok, but in Yuito's he was a real pain in the ass, honestly the writers overdid it with that the guy.
Anyway, lot's of fun with the game and definitely will be playing the second part if it ever comes.… Expand
Feb 13, 2022C'est un bon jeu. Les personnages sont intéressants / l'histoire est bizarre.
Le gameplay est pas trop mal / le bestiaire aussi. Je lui met 8 car j'ai passer de bons moments sur le jeu.
Feb 19, 2022This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Thanks to Jakir Channel for drawing my attention to this gem and a separate thanks to the Microsoft GamePass for letting me play this.
-- I love the art style! People who designed Others: I don't know what sick exercises you practice to give birth to such not less sick... creatures, I am not sure if you sleep well at night, but gosh I hope you are paid well because you definitely should be. You are from the same school as Atlus' guys, are not you?
-- I love the English voice actors and the story told by them because each of them feels different and feels alive, I feel myself there, involved in both action and complex affecting story. Luka does sound wise, as well as Kagero -- suspicious. Come on, even the only separate Arashi's voice, character, and her "Run, youngster!" can already sell the game to me hahaha.
-- I love the combat system, fast and sharp, constantly testing your knowledge of your friends' skills and so making those skills useful. You did a great job!
-- I love the music! Thank you for not just making my ears busy with thematic background sounds, but for doing your best to wrap the artists' visuals and gameplay designers' mechanics in a warm and slightly electrified blanket and cover me with it entirely. I hope you won't be mad about the comparison, but some time ago I really loved to just sit in the Velvet Room (you know where) and listen to the vocal track, or replay Alice's highly energetic background fight track (same place), but you managed to produce the same good tracks but more of them, to enrich the entire game!
-- I love visuals and animations! This is partially a field of an art style, but anyways, it is funny to mention that this transition from quite static conversations to cut scenes has become more of a feature to me than just a "budget restriction" as someone may consider it. Those transitions are cool, like telling me "maaan, something is going to happen!". The only thing is, I would like to be able to switch the subtitles off for dialogs because they simply distract me. I want to be completely focused on the voices. Also I want to separately note faces (look at the Kasane's photo: you can't tell if she is looking at you, through you, or just thinking about something with her eyes open -- and this is cool, especially because I know why) and SAS link activation animations (literally any of them).
Those were great 30+ hours of me taking care of Kasane (someone should have taken care of her too) and I want to see the story from Yuito's side as well. Without claiming anyone guilty I am shocked that this game is not yet as popular and discussed as the Persona series is (while I agree that Persona is just technically older and so is spread across many years and games).
Conclusion: Do you know when the game is cool? It is when you start looking for similar games or other parts of the same series after polishing every corner in this game. And this is the case for me. I sincerely pray for this game to grow into a series and make me (and more people around the globe) happy once again in the future. And am already looking for similar games. Thank you Jakir Channel, thank you Microsoft, thank you Bandai Namco.… Expand
Jun 27, 2021Um ótimo jogo, história envolvente e gameplay super divertido! As mecânicas de luta fazem ter fazer querer lutar mais e mais e o mistério da história te prende.
Apr 8, 2022Now this is my favorite JRPG! Many years later, I felt like a teenager in a cool shonen like Naruto or Bleach. Cool story, good gameplay, addictive setting. True Playstation plays better.
Jul 10, 2021Great Game Great Story and great character. I thought it just another anime game but it is great
Aug 28, 2021ESTA BUENISIMO la verdad.
juge la demo y se ve bueno.
tini tini tini mua mua mua
Mar 7, 2022Brilliant game design and world building. Dialogue may fall flat at many points, though there are just as many great character interactions and game scenes (of course that doesn't eliminate the bad, but no game can be perfect).
Aug 29, 2022Only after finishing the passage, I can summarize. Management in the game is crooked, but you can get used to it. The music is great, the storyline is just fine. On the whole, I can say: it is impossible to call the game even average, but it is not a masterpiece either.
Mar 11, 2023Das beste Anime Spiel der Welt!
Vom Stil her erinnert es sehr an God Eater 3 und Code Vein, von den beiden Spielen haben sie einfach alles Gute genommen und in ein Spiel gepackt und alles Schlechte weggelassen, wenn jedes Anime Spiel auf dem Stand rauskommt können wir ewig glücklich zocken! Auf einmal gibt es noch ein geiles Feature und du denkst, das war´s jetzt, was soll da dennDas beste Anime Spiel der Welt!
Vom Stil her erinnert es sehr an God Eater 3 und Code Vein, von den beiden Spielen haben sie einfach alles Gute genommen und in ein Spiel gepackt und alles Schlechte weggelassen, wenn jedes Anime Spiel auf dem Stand rauskommt können wir ewig glücklich zocken!
Auf einmal gibt es noch ein geiles Feature und du denkst, das war´s jetzt, was soll da denn jetzt noch kommen und zack es kommt noch eins und noch eins und jedes einfach nur genial durchdacht und umgesetzt. Das Ganze passt auch noch super in die Steuerung!
Zudem bekommen wir hier keine lappigen 8-12 Stunden, sondern 30-40 und das Wichtigste: eine sehr geniale Story, man weiß einfach nicht was es zu Ende ist, man denkt erst, dass es jetzt soweit ist und passiert doch noch was total unerwartetes, wie alles immer umgeworfen wird, echt wie in einer extrem guten Serie!
Mar 13, 2023Bom, o Jogo me si é ótimo, história muito bem desenvolvida com personagens com personalidades únicas, ótima construção de cenário que me renderam varias fotos do jogo para usar como wallpaper, jogabilidade ótima com diversos combos, no geral, ótimo jogo!!!!
Sep 6, 2021This game is great.
When I started, my expectations was really low.
Story looks like common sennen story in the beginning, but literally every hour its getting better.
Combat system is good.
Graphics isn't resource intensive, but looks stylish.
This game gave me a lot of emotions and Im very happy that ive found this.
Sorry for my English.
Jul 3, 2021This game balances fun combat with great characters. I can’t really ask for more in a hack n’ slash game in all honesty. I never found myself bored of playing it…which is usually an issue I have with the genre, but this game broke that ceiling for me. Everything down to the music I enjoyed thoroughly, not a single thing disappointed me, definitely worth the 60 dollar purchase. SomethingThis game balances fun combat with great characters. I can’t really ask for more in a hack n’ slash game in all honesty. I never found myself bored of playing it…which is usually an issue I have with the genre, but this game broke that ceiling for me. Everything down to the music I enjoyed thoroughly, not a single thing disappointed me, definitely worth the 60 dollar purchase. Something I’ll be coming back to expecting to have fun every time!!… Expand
Jul 12, 2021Perfeito. Obra prima. Não mudaria nada. Emocionante. História envolvente que te prende do início ao fim. Sistema de batalhas diversificado possibilitando mil e uma alternativas para lidar com os inimigos. Gostaria de apertar a mão do desenvolvedor desse jogo.
Jun 28, 2021Super Fun action game extra anime (slice of life/visual novel). You can feel the tales of series feeling that I really like
Jun 27, 2021After 35hours playing i recomended this game,New standart Graphic on Anime game...the visual is great, Storyline interesting., But almost Repetitive but What do you expect with anime game?.... altleast storyline is interesting, and satisfying combat i give it 8..and mybe 7,9
Jul 2, 2021God Game !!
DLC plz !! plz plz and Anime love ! hahaha
Bandai good !!!!!
Jun 26, 2021Very nice crips visuals for anime game, astonishing fast paced and rewarding gameplay, nice story and likeable characthers. Also very cool soundtrack.
The only con is that most of cut scenes are still images of the characthers talking.
Jun 26, 2021A wonderful plot and gameplay that captivated me for many hours. The only negative that closes all of the above is the narrative that is present in the game.
Awards & Rankings
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Feb 17, 2022Scarlet Nexus is its own worse enemy. Bandai Namco is trying to fill game's own shoes with engaging fights and JRPG style story narative, but fails to deliver them in a proper way and especially with consistency. And don't try to play the game with keyboard, you do need a controller.
Game World Navigator MagazineSep 3, 2021They tried to tell a very epic story on a very limited budget. A contrast like this sometimes really grates on my nerves, but, paradoxically, it’s also a part of Scarlet Nexus’ charm. [Issue#254, p.40]
CD-ActionSep 1, 2021Scarlet Nexus is all about combat. The fights are spectacular thanks to vibrant cel-shaded graphics, but primarily because the developers skillfully combined a couple of truly explosive ingredients: agile protagonists with psychokinetic talents, well-designed enemies, and the ability to unleash hell using the powers of your AI-controlled companions. As for the game’s downsides, the environments are repetitive and the writers failed to tie up all the loose ends and left some plot holes. [09/2021, p.54]