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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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  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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  1. Feb 2, 2017
    10
    A fantastic modern digimon game. Pretty decent story and good combat. I wish the game had english dub, but subtitles suffice. Bandai NamcoA fantastic modern digimon game. Pretty decent story and good combat. I wish the game had english dub, but subtitles suffice. Bandai Namco needs to keep localizing their digimon games and bringing them over. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2016
    10
    This is the best digimon game to come out in a VERY long time. Like PS2 long time. Maybe ever. Combat is fun, raising and leveling digimon isThis is the best digimon game to come out in a VERY long time. Like PS2 long time. Maybe ever. Combat is fun, raising and leveling digimon is in-depth, GRIND-ABLE (which I love) and the story and dialogue is actually pretty quirky/funny.

    Great RPG, and if you're a digimon person (digi-person?!) it's a MUST.
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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. Mar 24, 2019
    9
    One of the best feelings in the world is when you have low expectations, and you're greeted with something that blows them away withOne of the best feelings in the world is when you have low expectations, and you're greeted with something that blows them away with amazingness. Digimon Cyber Sleuth was one of those times for me. I had low expectations for the game, in fact early on I nearly gave up on it out of boredom (running errands to buy coffee beans wasn't my idea of fun). But now that I've finished this work of greatness, I wanna go back and smack the me who nearly gave up for almost missing a nearly perfect JRPG. This game had everything you could possibly ask for in it's genre. Amazing characters, a great story, a leveling system and training system that's actually fun and efficient, engrossing side quests, and a perfected battle system that's so good you find yourself not even using it's full intricacies. This is also the first time I've ever been excited to play a New Game+, since I not only want to play as the girl avatar to see the differences, but it carries over EVERY bit of content minus key items! I could go on for paragraphs about what an amazing game Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth was, but it's enough to say it was one of the greatest JRPGs I've ever played, and it easily revived the Digimon fan in me that I had thought was dead. Turns out, I just had EDEN Syndrome. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2016
    8
    Chances are, if you weren’t a 10-year-old kid in 2003, you probably haven’t heard all that much about Digimon, or Digital Monsters.

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    Chances are, if you weren’t a 10-year-old kid in 2003, you probably haven’t heard all that much about Digimon, or Digital Monsters.

    Digimon was the story of a group of kids, given cool little beepers called Digivices, who were sent into the Digital World to defend the life and times of smart, human language-speaking creatures called Digimon. Fast forward more than 10 years later, and Digimon is all grown up in a role-playing detective game for the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita.

    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’s premise is simple, but its content and replay-ability runs deep. You’re a normal, Web-surfing guy or gal who gets involved with a group of hackers and somehow ends up in a digital coma. What is a digital coma? Well, your body is in a coma but you can still manifest in the real world as a program, I think.

    Anyway, while the overarching plot has you finding out how to get back to your body, it’s your job to solve cyber crimes. You work with a detective agency, led by someone with an odd haircut, and put the magnifying glass on everything from a buggy smartphone app to a broken air conditioning unit.
    But come on, everyone knows the real fun is with the Digimon.

    And Cyber Sleuth delivers there, channeling bits and pieces of earlier Digimon games like Digimon World: Dawn and Dusk and combining it with housekeeping elements from the Pokemon games. And yes, I have been avoiding the parallels to Pokemon on purpose, because aside from monster collecting, these are wholly different titles.

    You scan, load, train and digivolve these monsters so that they can get stronger in battle. Battles are turn-based and involved pre-selecting skills and items in an attempt to strategize the best move. Think chess, but if each piece could blow fire and rain sharp minerals down from the sky.

    And things like the DigiFarm give off some heavy Pokemon vibes, but there’s enough there to make a difference, and a lot of it executes a hell of a lot better than your average ’mon game. The farm allows you to play and feed your Digimon, and they’ll level up while you’re out sleuthing. You’ll even get text messages in-game detailing your monster’s progress.

    For those worried about content, fret not. While the game may get a bit boring after a play-through, there’s plenty more to do afterward. Once you complete the game’s 20-quest main story, there are endgame quests, collectibles, replayable dungeons and more. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it’s enough to keep the average completionist interested.

    It’s odd, really, that after all this time a Digimon game could come out and actually be pretty darn good. While the game originally released in Japan in March 2015, it took more than 60,000 signatures on a Change.org petition to make its way west. Hey, maybe we’ll get that Nintendo 3DS Digimon game here pretty soon. One can only hope.

    Overall, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a pleasant blast from the past. Its story isn’t groundbreaking but the combat and performance are nearly flawless. With elements from popular Japanese role-playing games like Persona and Pokemon, one can only imagine this game will find its niche here in the States.

    - Nicholas Friedman, Denton Record-Chronicle
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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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