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  • Summary: Unleash the Power of the Mind - In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand changing the world as we know it. Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the skyUnleash the Power of the Mind - In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand changing the world as we know it. Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a thirst for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our chance to fight the onslaught from above. To this day, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity's last line of defense.

    Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.
    KINETIC PSYCHIC COMBAT
    Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies.
    EXTERMINATE THE OTHERS
    Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, immune to conventional weapons and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness.
    DISCOVER A BRAIN PUNK FUTURE
    Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.
    DEEP STORY DRIVEN EXPERIENCE
    Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 23, 2021
    100
    Scarlet Nexus is easily one of the best games so far this year and a strong contender for game of the year. With addictive gameplay and compelling narrative, there is plenty to love in this Brain Punk vision of a psionic future.
  2. Jun 23, 2021
    90
    Scarlet Nexus is an absolute blast from the start and only gets better as you progress. The characters are charming, the story has nice twists and turns, and the combat is simple to understand but hard to master. While it certainly has flaws, this is a must play for action game fans.
  3. Jun 23, 2021
    80
    The combat in Scarlet Nexus is no doubt the star of the show. Even when it becomes hard to take the narrative seriously, those sweet, sweet combat mechanics will pull you right back in, no matter which protagonist you choose.
  4. Jun 23, 2021
    80
    Filled to the brim with visual novel conversations and over-the-top action, Scarlet Nexus is a surprisingly endearing game that might be more linear than people expect, but more compelling than it probably needed to be.
  5. Jul 23, 2021
    80
    Scarlet Nexus is an absolutely solid action-RPG title. The story might get too complicated for its own good, but the characters keep things interesting. Having to revisit the same environments multiple times can get tedious, but the combat is enjoyable throughout due to the new abilities afforded to you by the constant leveling and party member changes. It is a fun romp overall, with enough of a reason to revisit it after completion. Scarlet Nexus is a game that anime fans will thoroughly enjoy.
  6. Jun 30, 2021
    78
    An excellent combat system buffers a classically unhinged anime story in an action RPG whose ambition outpaces execution.
  7. Jun 23, 2021
    50
    Who’s to say what the real, developer-side cause is for Scarlet Nexus’ failings. What was already a mammoth undertaking in crafting a competent-enough hack-and-slash action game that could muscle its way into the spotlight, Bandai Namco’s latest in-house creation is not just inadequate in appeasing long-time fans of the genre, but worse, comes across ignorant of its own player’s time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. Jun 26, 2021
    10
    A wonderful plot and gameplay that captivated me for many hours. The only negative that closes all of the above is the narrative that isA 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. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2021
    10
    Super Fun action game extra anime (slice of life/visual novel). You can feel the tales of series feeling that I really like
  3. Jun 26, 2021
    9
    Very nice crips visuals for anime game, astonishing fast paced and rewarding gameplay, nice story and likeable characthers. Also very coolVery 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.
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  4. Dec 10, 2021
    7
    I liked the story but there are a lot of problems. The idea of two separate stories is a bust; everything of importance is answered in theI liked the story but there are a lot of problems. The idea of two separate stories is a bust; everything of importance is answered in the first playthough. The environments are so very boring and linear and they make you repeat them ad nauseam.

    Date Completed: 2021-12-10
    Playtime: 36h (22h first playthrough)
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: I'm on the fence. If you do, skip the second playthrough.
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  5. Jun 28, 2021
    6
    Si eres otaku te va a mamar.
    Si te gustan los juegos con personajes complejos, historias bien construidas con jiros argumentales únicos e
    Si eres otaku te va a mamar.
    Si te gustan los juegos con personajes complejos, historias bien construidas con jiros argumentales únicos e impresionantes es garantizado que este juego no es lo que buscas, aquí te encontraras con personajes planos incapaces de expresar un sentimiento distinto al que tienen por defecto, una trama extremadamente predecible y diálogos tan sosos que solo puedes pensar en moler a golpes a los personajes, en cuanto a jugabilidad está bien, nada nuevo bajo el sol, combos sencillos y movimientos especiales. En el aspecto grafico se nota mas pulido que otras entregas de bandai.
    La única razón de peso que tengo para terminarlo es que ya lo compre y no lo puedo devolver.
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  6. Jun 27, 2021
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Where are the people standards? for me the game was insufferable, the pros: good characters desing, the story makes sense, music is good, and the playable is fine, but the characters and the narrative are awful, the progession system feels bad and the social interactions feel inhuman IDK "Spoiler alert" if someone kills your father you really would be that forgiving?, Yuito feels like a robot for me, like Kyoka and the stupid **** that try to kill you and you just don't care, then when they text you, you go to they like nothing happend?, it's even worst in the case of Kasane, but this game didn't deserve more words, I didn't expect a great game but I least whish to have fun, and neither of those things happend, If you didn't like Biomutant for sure you don't gonna like this one, the narrative issue together with the main characters makes this game maddening and I don't want even start with the level desing, the character development feels empty and please stop being so indulgent with all the games, if people keep doing that they just gonna get lazy with the things they develop, but for me this game is a hard pass, IDK play divinity 2 or something. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2021
    0
    Отличный сюжет, музыка, визуальная составляющая. Как любитель игр от японских разработчиков доволен полностью. Смотришь аниме и играешь в негоОтличный сюжет, музыка, визуальная составляющая. Как любитель игр от японских разработчиков доволен полностью. Смотришь аниме и играешь в него 10/10. Отсутствие повестки и геев-негров-трансгендеров 10/10. Красивые, милые и при этом сильные женские персонажи 10/10. Немного показалась боевка деревянной, но я не фанат слешеров, сильно не мешало. В общем прошел на одном дыхании! Expand

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