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  • Summary: Jump between reality & in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world to solve the mysterious inner-workings of the World Odyssey. Your decision can change the game's ending. In this turn-based command battle system, you can roam freely & duke it out with fearsomeJump between reality & in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world to solve the mysterious inner-workings of the World Odyssey. Your decision can change the game's ending. In this turn-based command battle system, you can roam freely & duke it out with fearsome monsters. During battle, players can change the game's genre from a first-person shooter to a fighter game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Mar 27, 2019
    90
    Compile Heart has produced something that’s more than a boob-based JRPG, with a very compelling story and a lot of interesting ideas.
  2. Feb 5, 2019
    84
    It may be a niche JRPG but Death end re;Quest is impressively innovative in both its storytelling and battle system. If you're even mildly curious about this kind of game, I highly recommend giving it a try.
  3. Feb 23, 2019
    80
    Death End re;Quest struggles to do anything to entice players from outside the JRPG space, but for fans of the genre, there’s plenty on offer here. The story is compelling, the characters are diverse, the combat is fantastic, and it is one of the freshest JRPGs I’ve played in years.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    70
    Unlike the Neptunia series, where the whole game has the luxury of playing with anime tropes and parodies, Death Re;Quest tries to rely on the merits of Idea Factory's own strength of mixing in Neptunia like gameplay and a more serious Visual Novel story, but sadly I think the game would have worked out much better as a standalone visual novel than a JRPG.
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    70
    Death end re;Quest proves it can tell an engaging and darker story in an RPG/visual novel, even though it doesn't do too much to make it stand out above the rest.
  6. Feb 20, 2019
    70
    There are moments of tedium in Death End re;Quest, but there’s a compelling story and entertaining gameplay as well. This title doesn’t always shine, but there are flashes of brilliance when it does, in particularly adding a pinball-esque mechanic to battle. Imperfections aside, this is a worthwhile game to look into, especially for fans of other Compile Heart/Idea Factory games.
  7. May 7, 2019
    45
    Death end re;Quest is not a terrible game, but it certainly doesn’t do much to stand out from a crowded and trope friendly glut of JRPG titles. The battle mode plays like a game of pool and has a lot of interesting features, but the writing is tired, the characters are overly sexualized and mentally deficient as always, and the game is set in a bland world with little detail or points of interest. Death end re;Quest is another game for fans of long dialogues leading nowhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Feb 16, 2020
    10
    Such an amazing game, the dungeons can be bit annoying but overall its great story ,very text heavy. I recommend this game.
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    This is the best compile heart game i've played so far. The story is a mixture of horror, mystery and tragedy, which is first time i've seenThis is the best compile heart game i've played so far. The story is a mixture of horror, mystery and tragedy, which is first time i've seen for JRPG.
    Story: first time you see this game, you would expect some classic JRPG compile heart story with classic isekai VRMMO. But after played a while, i realize the story is very exciting, with many mystery possibility untold until you reach endgame. There's many possibilities for bad ending and character ending. You can trigger bad ending midgame, so you must pay attention for your choice througout the game!
    Gameplay and graphic; gameplay is very good, i can enjoy it, but this game isn't focus on gameplay, but story and conversation of VN. Conversation can be very long, they explain each description of surrounding and what protagonist thinking at that time (you can see this type of explanation if you've played horror VN before like corpse party). Graphic is super good for JRPG, but the pro's is sometimes the character and movement glitchy (idk if this is on purpose or not, cz this game is about glitch and bug after all
    Music: this is what i like in this game, music is very maching every event, especialy for horror event (yeah i love horror)
    Overall: this game is very good, i hope iffy and compile heart would make game this kind of game again. Sadly there isn't much people know this game, because lack of promotion. sorry for my typo because of my trash keyboard :)
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  3. Feb 27, 2019
    10
    Fantastic RPG, great gameplay, music, story, and characters. Can't recommend this enough.
  4. Sep 6, 2019
    9
    I can almost guarantee that If you've heard negative reviews for this game it's because there is a lot of reading ; there is. Now if you areI can almost guarantee that If you've heard negative reviews for this game it's because there is a lot of reading ; there is. Now if you are not a philistine and enjoy reading, plus you are a JRPG fan, then you will truly love this game.
    Its a story that switches between real world and an MMORPG gone horribly wrong. I know, this is a common trend in storytelling, but it manages to stay fresh and interesting. I really liked the personalities of the characters and the unique looks they had (please make more costumes compile hearts). You can glitch out for a transformation, use slot machines, shooter mechanics and more. I don't want to spoil the game, but there is some really interesting combat mechanics here. The combat is fun, unique and satisfying.

    The worlds are interesting and fun to explore. I hear people saying how repetitive and boring they are; I just don't see it. The enemies are some of the most unusual you may have seen (one i like to call crapapiller). The music is excellent and so is the voice acting. I could have done without the panting while running and the same one liners, but it's tolerable. The graphics aren't on par with major AAA JRPGs but they do look really cool and have a certain aesthetic that is very appealing to me.

    Complie hearts is so close to being a force to reckon with. With this and Dragon Star Vanir they are on a great path. If they could get more animated cut scenes in their games and better maps, there is no reason why they couldn't get to the level of a Tales or Persona game (I know thats a bold statement, but if they keep improving like this for 3 or 4 years it could happen).
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  5. Apr 22, 2019
    8
    I found the interesting much more interesting than the Neptunia games and it's definitely a step up however I feel like it could've been moreI found the interesting much more interesting than the Neptunia games and it's definitely a step up however I feel like it could've been more better.
    The gameplay itself just doesn't feel that good compared to other RPG games. Unlimited movement and taking advantage of the field and bugs. Not my favorite thing. Other than that it's a pretty basic turn based RPG. I do like the skill learning system though.
    The story on the other hand I find myself figuring out what could happen next. It's so much more interesting in the human world and the dialogue however some places it falls short.
    I find myself trying to find every single choice and option and this is where it falls short. There's alot of reading and in English some parts aren't voiced being lazy once again.
    I wish there was more visuals in the story too instead of seeing plain black screens and just a couple of pictures talking to each other. I wanted to see it more rather than hear it on a static screen. I wanted to see especially when they're defining the deaths and see it animated.

    The story captures me at many moments and even has my heart beating especially when it goes dead silent at night. If only I could actually see it more.

    Overall it's a pretty good game to check out but it requires way more reading in Visual Novel style than needed.
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  6. Oct 5, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The games is fun but it gets annoying as girl run and she like hahaha like jesus and the nG was such a tease the final require 3 face 1 2 3 the most annoying if you didn't have absorbed magic u would be screw on this boss thank god I hat that and i beat multiple times Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2019
    3
    No. No, this isn't a good game.

    Here's the problem with the game - it doesn't know what it wants to be. I'd peg it as 90% visual novel
    No. No, this isn't a good game.

    Here's the problem with the game - it doesn't know what it wants to be. I'd peg it as 90% visual novel and 10% RPG. That's NOT a good mix. The bulk of the time you're advancing static images and text along (visual novel), then all of a sudden you get into a one-off fight that isn't very fun. Long stretches of non-action.

    The voice acting is good as is the art, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
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