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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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  1. Positive: 63 out of 85
  2. Negative: 5 out of 85
  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. Jan 29, 2019
    9
    Gameplay : 9 (I am pokemon fan and it is good representative of this genre)
    Story : 9 ( Best digimon game story )
    Evolution : 7( Never
    Gameplay : 9 (I am pokemon fan and it is good representative of this genre)
    Story : 9 ( Best digimon game story )
    Evolution : 7( Never ending digimon grinding makes it a little bit repetetive maybe :))
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  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.

    Digimon
    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. Feb 13, 2016
    8
    Hey all, this is my first ever video game review - so try to go easy on me! it's my first time :)

    Anyways, here we have DIGIMON STORY,
    Hey all, this is my first ever video game review - so try to go easy on me! it's my first time :)

    Anyways, here we have DIGIMON STORY, CYBER SLEUTH. A game that got localized just recently thanks to a petition (apparently) that collected over 60.000 signatures! yay!

    Long story short, Digimon Story CS brings a heavy J-RPG feel of a game that includes the battle system similar to a Final Fantasy 7 or 10. The funny thing about it is that it works kinda great! What made the game for me is that it brings a fresh-kind of vibe to the game, this also includes unique characters, cool art designs and the story is pretty cool if i say so myself.

    If you're heavily into anime, J-RPGs and most of all, Digimon - it should be a no brainer that you HAVE to get this game. Sure, it's a little pricey for a HD-redesign (i guess?) but i've clocked in over 50 hours and i'm still going.

    GET ON IT!
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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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