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  • Summary: This is the tale of a girl who swears revenge on monsters.
    After losing her home, she joins hands with a mysterious boy and sets out into the unknown. But will it be the light of hope, or the darkness of despair that awaits them at journey's end...? The Voice of Cards series are RPGs, told
    This is the tale of a girl who swears revenge on monsters.
    After losing her home, she joins hands with a mysterious boy and sets out into the unknown. But will it be the light of hope, or the darkness of despair that awaits them at journey's end...? The Voice of Cards series are RPGs, told entirely through the medium of cards.
    In "The Beasts of Burden", you can trap the monsters you defeat in cards and use them as skills in battle.

    Enjoy a truly unique gaming experience from the minds of YOKO TARO, Keiichi Okabe and Kimihiko Fujisaka.

    *This game is not a direct sequel to Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars or Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden and can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure.
    *Product bundles that include this game are also available. Please take care to avoid making duplicate purchases.
    *Please be aware that services which require an internet connection to use may be discontinued after a time has passed from the game’s release.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 26, 2022
    88
    If you are a fan of JRPGs, then playing Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is a no-brainer. The new monster-catching mechanic is very addictive. And the Yoko Taro story twists alone are worth the price of admission. Fans of the Voice of Cards series will find The Beasts of Burden to be darker, more episodic, and more streamlined. None of those are bad things, they just differentiate The Beasts of Burden from the other games in the series, and keep things fresh enough, without changing the core game mechanics too much. I loved this game, and if you’re a fan of old-school JRPGs, you probably will too.
  2. Sep 21, 2022
    85
    Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden hits with just enough originality to distinguish itself from the other games in the Voice of Cards series. This game is all about story and mechanics over presentation, though what is there will feel familiar and welcoming to long-time JRPG fans. With a great narrative, The Beasts of Burden is a great place to jump into this series and learn it’s not-too-complicated ropes.
  3. Sep 28, 2022
    82
    Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is a creatively unique gaming experience from both a storytelling and presentation viewpoint. I don’t think the presentation is necessarily for everyone, but those who it does appeal to will most certainly find something enjoyably insightful about the overall experience. This is a game that is both realistic and hopeful in equal measure, tragic and tender all at once. I cared about the four main characters as they continued their quest, and I enjoyed diving into the story with a fantastic narrator to guide me. Based on the reviews of the first two games in the series — The Isle Dragon Roars and The Forsaken Maiden, respectively — by my fellow RPGFan reviewers, it seems as if each Voice of Cards title gets slightly stronger than the one that precedes it. Given how much I came to appreciate The Beasts of Burden, I’m curious to see what the future holds for this clever series.
  4. Sep 18, 2022
    80
    Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden maintains the same basics of the first games and improved in other aspects. Obviously, it's still a game focused on story and narrative, and that female narrator's voice is a touch that fits the game's setting. The combat is somewhat repetitive. If you liked the first two games or are a fan of RPGs in general, you can give it a try.
  5. Sep 28, 2022
    78
    Voice of Cards has such a unique concept that it still feels entertaining after three episodes, but this series surely needs to find something fresh for the sake of its own future.
  6. Sep 18, 2022
    76
    Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is the best entry in the series so far with its satisfying monster card collecting progression system. With that in mind, it doesn't really do much else to break out of the mould that its predecessors were forged in.
  7. Sep 27, 2022
    60
    Overall, Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is a similar experience to previous titles. The great artwork and music offer strong groundwork and there are signs of revision taking place, with new mechanics doing some work to differentiate the experience, but they are under-baked and the straightforward gameplay doesn’t offer much excitement. Ultimately, the game works best taken as a chill switching-off experience, but doesn’t do enough to stick long in the memory.

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  1. Sep 19, 2022
    9
    Great story with short narrative, characters you can relate to and a nice touch to battle via monster cards