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  • Summary: A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life.
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Teaser Trailer - E3 2017
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Sep 15, 2020
    100
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is full of the sorts of complexities and nuances that make you want to double back and analyze the script, lore, and artwork in every scene. There’s so much going on, but it’s handled in a way where you’re typically never given more than you can handle. Rather, it prepares you for its major moments.
  2. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    A drop dead gorgeous mix of time travel adventure and mech tactics told from 13 perspectives.
  3. Sep 15, 2020
    90
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a phenomenal visual novel — and a surprisingly great strategy game. In trying something different, Vanillaware has crafted one of its best games yet. It's got an engrossing story that's absolutely packed with mind-blowing twists and endearing characters, all wrapped up in a gorgeous visual style. Don't sleep on 13 Sentinels — it's one of 2020's finest.
  4. Nov 12, 2020
    90
    A game of two halves. One of them is an amazingly detailed and well-told sci-fi story, the other a fun, strategic RPG. And as a whole it works perfectly.
  5. Sep 22, 2020
    85
    Though its battles are bland, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim still stands as possibly the best game Vanillaware’s made, and a must-play for anyone missing the dense, meaty science fiction of mecha fiction’s glory days.
  6. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    13 Sentinels is a visual novel unlike any released this year and offers a unique experience that is unlike any other game. It's refreshing to play during a time of first-person cinematic open-world shooters, to find a story unraveled in a non-linear way to draw the tension and mystery of it out. There's no one way of summing up this experience, and that's the beauty of it. 13 Sentinels is something players will have to experience for themselves.
  7. Sep 15, 2020
    70
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is absolutely a high mark for the studio. It is such a refreshingly unique interactive title that I'd urge everyone to give it a shot. Maybe it won't get its hooks in you, but a game so brazenly different like this doesn't come around that often. You'd be crazy to pass it up if anything here sounds remotely interesting to you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 104
  2. Negative: 5 out of 104
  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    I've gone into this game knowing nothing, my expectations were even high since I really enjoyed other Atlus games before but this stillI've gone into this game knowing nothing, my expectations were even high since I really enjoyed other Atlus games before but this still managed to blow my mind. If you want a game with a great plot, don't even think twice about picking it up, it always keeps you interested and wondering what's about to happen, I was barely able to leave it alone for two days because of how intrigued I was. I don't want to say anymore to not spoil the game but I wholeheartedly recommend it. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    Best story driven game of 2020. Vanillaware gives us a game that shines in both its real time strategy defense gameplay and in its extremelyBest story driven game of 2020. Vanillaware gives us a game that shines in both its real time strategy defense gameplay and in its extremely intricate and deep plot told through interactive visual novel-like storytelling. A must have for those who appreciate well written stories as well as beautifully painted backgrounds and characters. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2020
    10
    Best story game of 2020. gives us a game that shines in both its real time strategy defense gameplay and in its extremely intricate .forBest story game of 2020. gives us a game that shines in both its real time strategy defense gameplay and in its extremely intricate .for those who appreciate well written stories as well as beautifully painted backgrounds and characters. Expand
  4. May 25, 2021
    10
    Excellent story with many world changing twists to it. And unlike most other stories that go wild like that, this one actually manages to tieExcellent story with many world changing twists to it. And unlike most other stories that go wild like that, this one actually manages to tie everything together in the end so that it all makes sense.

    Pretty neat strategy part aswell.
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  5. Nov 8, 2020
    9
    Take my word for it, this is the hidden gem of the last generation, without question. I play a **** ton of games and read a ton of books, andTake my word for it, this is the hidden gem of the last generation, without question. I play a **** ton of games and read a ton of books, and I've never seen a work of fiction with this level of non-linear off the wall in depth incredibly well done story telling. The ONLY reason this game isn't a 10 is because the strategy portion of the gameplay could definitely be more polished and added to in different aspects; it basically feels more or less like a prototype/blueprint in a late stage. That being said, even the strategy portion is DAMN good, in-depth, and addicting. like how I said its basically a late prototype or blueprint? Well its a damn good one at that. Buy this game. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2021
    9
    Awesome story and characters, had a bit of weird gameplay but I got used to it, really enjoyable experience
  7. Nov 2, 2020
    0
    Absolutely one of the worst games i i ever played in 2020, everything is a boring and an uninteresting mess.

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