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  • Summary: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it’s up to your special team of God Eaters to destroy god-like monsters devastating the world. With an epic story, unique characters, and all new God Arcs and Aragami, the latest evolution in ACTION is here.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. 90
    Although almost every single mechanic in the game feels eerily similar to the Monster Hunter series, God Eater 3 manages to stand on its own (monstrous) two feet thanks to some incredible combat and a surprisingly engaging story.
  2. Feb 9, 2019
    80
    Made both for the fans and new-comers, God Eater 3 is fun and demanding. It offers many hours of play and many subtilities you must master, making it a nice little journey.
  3. 78
    God Eater 3 isn’t quite polished like Monster Hunter World, but it surely is the best alternative to Capcom’s videogame.
  4. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    God Eater 3 is a good if unremarkable title in the monster hunting subgenre. This is a game that doesn’t excel in any one area, but none of its shortcomings are damning to the point of ruining an enjoyable experience. There are attempts at giving more depth to combat with the characters engaging each other and having burst attacks, but using these actions strategically doesn’t greatly alter the battle outcome from just button mashing. The repetitive mission structure paired with a story and characters that feel as if they could have been lifted from any number of games prevent this title from being exceptional, but for fans of the genre, there’s a good game hiding beyond these shortcomings.
  5. Feb 21, 2019
    70
    At the moment, God Eater 3 is the best option for the fans of the genre, and while some control and graphical issues are here and there, the gameplay is solid and the multiplayer section is very entertaining.
  6. Feb 9, 2019
    69
    God Eater 3's core gameplay is spot-on for exciting combat yet its missions are too one-note for it to remain engaging for more than a few hours. As a result, its campaign can feel like a chore and even playing online multiplayer ends up being all too samey.
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    45
    God Eater 3 bears a superficial resemblance to Monster Hunter, boasting many of its features, but none of its depth. It offers nothing but diluted versions of what it has tried to poach from better games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    The more I played this game, the more I appreciated it because of the fact that I started off with the psp for the first God Eater and I’veThe more I played this game, the more I appreciated it because of the fact that I started off with the psp for the first God Eater and I’ve enjoyed the growth of this particular franchise for the most part. I like the grind it presents when I want to get certain items to create certain weapons and I definitely enjoy the character creation per usual. Story is solid. And although people have mixed feelings because of its comparisons to MH, I enjoy the fact I can play with my friends and the fact that it has an anime feel to it for me. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2020
    10
    Undoubtedly, the best of the trilogy. The new world, aragamis and characters are all great, mechanics improved a lot, making combat so muchUndoubtedly, the best of the trilogy. The new world, aragamis and characters are all great, mechanics improved a lot, making combat so much fluid and better than previous titles. Ending is also great, unlike the 2nd title... Expand
  3. May 15, 2019
    10
    A damn good sequel to an already awesome series. It's far more polished than it's predecessor and improved a lot of things.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    8
    This is a really fun game with interesting story and characters and a cool battle system! My only complaint is that the characters lack realThis is a really fun game with interesting story and characters and a cool battle system! My only complaint is that the characters lack real emotional development when you consider the hardships they've faced. I find it strange they've been tortured and imprisoned since they were children but none of them show any kind of trauma. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2019
    8
    The game has a good story, the graphics have improved, the gameplay have been added a few things. Compared to 2, the mobility became moreThe game has a good story, the graphics have improved, the gameplay have been added a few things. Compared to 2, the mobility became more detailed, giving the impression of being slower, which is easy to get used to. The game looks great, but it's a small niche that likes to repeat quests and farm. Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2020
    8
    Great monster hunter style game. The combat is fast paced and the story is good. A lot of the ost is remixes from previous games. CombatGreat monster hunter style game. The combat is fast paced and the story is good. A lot of the ost is remixes from previous games. Combat compared to 2 is a bit janky. New Monster designs are great but there isn't that much variety in total. Expand
  7. May 18, 2020
    4
    A big graphical improvement over the previous entries in the series, but besides that, it's basically the same game as God Eater 1 and 2.A big graphical improvement over the previous entries in the series, but besides that, it's basically the same game as God Eater 1 and 2.

    More than any other game I've played, the God Eater games seem to be "versions" of the same game rather than being full-blown sequels. The stories in each are incredibly similar, the mechanics are nearly identical, and the gameplay has only minor tweaks. The only big change this time around is the graphics

    I play games primarily for their stories, so I'll get into that first. This time around, we have basically a magical little girl that we're trying to protect from just about everyone/everything else. The military wants to experiment on her and the monsters have an uncontrollable urge to eat her, but she's just so cute that everyone in your party wants to protect her. No, that's not a copy and paste from one of my previous God Eater reviews. It is actually the same main plot.

    God Eater has historically been set up like a dumb super-powered teen anime, and that hasn't changed. Though it is slightly less dumb this time around. The writers seem to be working to make this series a little more believable, which is what I like to see. However, the average teen should see no issues with its story as-is. Though what's missing are the numerous character interactions. They were too heavy in the last games, which made you think they were trying to be an anime instead of a game, but they're way too light this time around. I ended the game not knowing or caring much about the characters at all.

    The story is also far less wondrous this time around, which helps its believability (though doesn't fix it). It seems as though they just cut out the overly-wondrous bits and replaced them with nothing, leaving us with what feels like a short and partial story. This could be why there have been so many updates to the game since its original release. Maybe the developers felt a bit disappointed in their final product (I sure would have been).

    The gameplay is more of the same, but there's positives and negatives over the last installment. If you haven't played a game in the series yet, know that the combat is clunky, not very responsive, and very repetitive. It's less clunky this time around and could actually be fun to those who don't mind its repetitiveness. Though it's unfortunately dumbed down a bit. In the previous games, there's a big emphasis on attacking certain parts of monsters - attacking the wrong parts would simply do no damage. But in this game, attacking all monsters (except for the final boss) anywhere is fine. You can do more damage attacking different areas, but it's normally not worth the risk.

    Also this time around, about half of all enemy movements are impossible to read. They complete their attacks so quickly and without any tells, that you can't prevent being hit. Everything is much more flashy this time around too, so it's hard to see what the enemies are doing. To compensate for this, they seemed to have lowered the overall difficulty - I found it much easier than the last two games. That's not a good thing in a game all about repetitive combat. Strategic combat keeps people interested, while repetitive button mashing (which is what this installment has migrated to) just get boring.

    Normally what keeps me interested in these dumb anime-ish games are the costumes to collect or unlock for your characters. Upon the game start, you immediately get most of the costumes, including some of the best in the game. As you complete missions, you can buy others (and have to craft them), but they're not any more interesting than what you already have. There's a lack of skirts/dresses in the game, but I supposed they are trying to be more believable overall, so that's to be expected. The bottom line is that for costume hunters, there's very little effort required to obtain costumes, so it's not very fun.

    Unfortunately, the best part of the game for me was when it ended. I was thinking to myself that I had to go through another 50-100 missions to complete the game and I was just at the half-way point when I killed the only unique monster I had fought up until that point. But nope, that was actually the end. The game requires you to go through about half as many missions as the last game to complete it. I was a little disappointed that the final boss was far less interesting and difficult than in the previous games, but on the plus side, I didn't have to play the game anymore.

    I did play a few of the post-game missions. I found that there wasn't much story to them and they were primarily about grinding more repetitive battles to upgrade your weapons even further, so I quickly quit.
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