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  • Summary: Set in the not-too-distant future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would leadSet in the not-too-distant future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure. In Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, scan, raise, and train your faithful Digimon companions to battle by your side against a group of hackers. Do you have what it takes to crack this digi-case? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Jun 11, 2016
    92
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth took me by surprise the same way the Digimon TV show did a little while back. The evolution/de-evolution mechanic, the Japanese voice track and the surprisingly mature and deep storyline were my favorite aspects, but the game really has almost no weakness or faults.
  2. Feb 13, 2016
    80
    Easily one of the most addictive RPGs on the PS4, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth features an enjoyable story and a great setting for a fantastic monster raising system.
  3. Mar 24, 2016
    80
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is enjoyable both on the go or on your console, either way you're going to be transported back to a time where you had shouting matches over which Digimon could beat which Pokemon. The story and gameplay are a bit same-y to other properties out there, but its easy to look past considering how much fun it is.
  4. Feb 29, 2016
    75
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth is a great turn based RPG that successfully borrows from the best in the genre to deliver one of the best old school RPGs I’ve played in recent times.
  5. Feb 13, 2016
    74
    It really is a jack of all trades, but master of none.
  6. Mar 2, 2016
    70
    It’s still a halfway entertaining game and one of the better uses of the license.
  7. Feb 19, 2016
    55
    There's no dancing around the fact that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a disappointment. Despite a pleasant art direction and a good representation of the digital monsters, the gameplay is unbalanced, the challenge for the player is basically non-existent, and the storyline is too verbose and full of clichés.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 84
  2. Negative: 5 out of 84
  1. Jul 13, 2017
    10
    The series has returned, and this time it had me stunned! From the beloved DS game, I've always follow the Digimon series. And now this cameThe series has returned, and this time it had me stunned! From the beloved DS game, I've always follow the Digimon series. And now this came out, I thought they'd never localize it, but they did and it's awesome. The game's story and gameplay is very good, it's fun to play and it's not tedious to farm unlike the DS games. I'd recommend buying this to try if you're new to digimon. This is arguably the greatest digimon ever made with million times less grindy. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2016
    10
    So let me begin by saying WOW! I am truly amazed by this game, so let's do a honest breakdown and yes I am biased because I do in fact loveSo let me begin by saying WOW! I am truly amazed by this game, so let's do a honest breakdown and yes I am biased because I do in fact love the game but I will try my best to be objective here.
    PROS:
    -Welcome Home! You can roam the digiverce as well as the human world in some of the best graphics a game like this has seen. The world though not fully interact able are very well done and provide a fun and varied set of environments to roam.
    -Depth! Holy cow the depth of leveling, digivolving, trial and error finding that perfect team, your farm to help raise digimon you don't want with you, the 242 total digimon, working fun cases that take you through both worlds, the way skills work and leveling is affected by both digivolving and de-digivolving (yes you can go down evolutions to try for higher levels and alternet evolutions), and with a hard mode it really all ties together in a deep immersion that makes you fall in love with the anime all over again.
    CONS:
    -No dubbed dialog.
    -No local pvp only ranked matches
    -THATS ALL!

    So let me be honest, if you see people ripping this apart its because they do not know a good Rpg if it sat on there lap, or they don't like localized JRPGs and are just playing a game that's not for them. If you like Pokemon, monster rancher, or Digimon at all this game is a welcome change to the constant shooters and action based combat games coming out. Good luck and I hope you give it a try because you won't regret it.
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  3. Feb 2, 2016
    10
    Everything snyone could as for from a Digimon game and a JRPG in general. Under the eye candy of the game's flashy attack animations there isEverything snyone could as for from a Digimon game and a JRPG in general. Under the eye candy of the game's flashy attack animations there is a deep and yet easy to grasp battle system that can be likened to the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. If you love digimon or are even just ab RPG fab, Cyber Sleuth is a MUST HAVE. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    9
    This is really a great game, there is so much to love about it, must play for sure!
  5. Feb 15, 2016
    8
    This is a cool little JRPG that is reminiscent of Persona style dungeon gameplay and the "Persona" elements.
    I thought that this game would
    This is a cool little JRPG that is reminiscent of Persona style dungeon gameplay and the "Persona" elements.
    I thought that this game would never get localized, and I signed the petition that (I hope) helped bring this game to the West.

    To begin with, the gameplay is great, and it feels very much like Persona. Each digimon has it's own attribute and strengths and weaknesses, much like Pokemon, and the digimon can be trained and be used to level up other digimon by "fusing" them together. There is an online mode where you can battle other players, but it is not balanced at all. I was matched up with someone who's digimon are 8x stronger than mine, so I hope they implement a patch that allows for fair matchmaking. There is lots to do in the game, and you never find yourself bored.

    Next, the graphics/sound. I found the graphics to be satisfying, but you can tell that they didn't fully utilize the PS4's capabilites. Audio wise, there are only Japanese voices(which I am guessing was due to cutting costs) but I am fine with that personally. Some of the translations are bad though.

    I am still playing the game, so I can't speak too much on the story, but what I can say is that it is a decent story. It is nothing amazing, but for a digimon game, it's good.

    To fully break down the game:

    PROS
    -variety of digimon
    -gameplay
    -graphics
    -story

    CONS
    -Digiline(it's pointless)
    -Locations are bland
    -No English Audio(although I don't mind this, I know others will)
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  6. May 4, 2019
    7
    As many people say, this game is one of the best Digimon games created so far. You can build your team with the digimons you like, good battleAs many people say, this game is one of the best Digimon games created so far. You can build your team with the digimons you like, good battle mechanics and the concept of the story is great.

    However, there were two things I did not like:
    1. The story is very slow. There are 20 Chapters, and the first 10 were boring sometimes, and the last 10 were very exciting.
    2. It is a Digimon game where you don't explore the Digital World. What happened with the forests, deserts, water, snow, mountains, and all those cool environments of the Digital World like in previous games?

    If they plan to create another Digimon game like this, I will play it definitely, but I hope they can include those 2 things. That would make a 9 or 10 review for the game in my opinion.
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  7. Apr 8, 2020
    1
    Don't play this game, whether you like Digimon or not.

    PROS: tons of digimon, every of them with unique digivolutions. CONS: the game is
    Don't play this game, whether you like Digimon or not.

    PROS: tons of digimon, every of them with unique digivolutions.

    CONS: the game is just like those identic, mediocre PSP JRPGs. The story's boring. The characters are dump, and the look as if they had jumped out of Pokemon gyms.

    CONCLUSION:
    As a Digimon fan, I find this game tedious and boring. A Pokemon game but with Digimons instead of Pokemons would be even better than Cyber Sleuth.
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