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  • Summary: A gritty and immersive story brought to life with the latest technology.
    Introducing "Real Time Tactical Battle" (RTTB), a new, deeply strategic, real-time battle system.
    The beginnings of a new Strategy RPG, crafted by a skilled and experienced development team. ■An all-new Strategy
    A gritty and immersive story brought to life with the latest technology.
    Introducing "Real Time Tactical Battle" (RTTB), a new, deeply strategic, real-time battle system.
    The beginnings of a new Strategy RPG, crafted by a skilled and experienced development team.

    ■An all-new Strategy RPG that chronicles an epic tale of war and honour. Featuring a unique and beautiful world that blends fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences, and a deep yet innovative real-time battle system.
    ■Deep, strategic, real-time tactical battles
    The battles in this game are defined by real-time assessment of battlefield conditions and issuing decisive orders that take advantage of your troops strengths and weaknesses to gain advantage over your foe. Make clever use of a variety of skills, classes and equipment to complete your mission.
    ■Realistic "diorama" style battle scenes
    Richly detailed depictions of the environments of the island of DioField combined with unique "diorama" style visuals as you command your forces like a general.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 4, 2022
    95
    The DioField Chronicle defied my expectations. It’s a solid strategy RPG that offers lots of depth both in gameplay and in the story. The Blue Foxes experience all the ups and downs and tragedy that come with war. The story does a good job of highlighting your place in the conflict. I really enjoyed the payoff that comes with developing the party through research. The combat encounters are challenging without being frustrating. In short, I loved this game. I’m surprised that I loved it! I’m not very good at real-time strategy games but The DioField Chronicle is accessible and great fun.
  2. Sep 19, 2022
    85
    The DioField Chronicle surpasses every expectation, delivering a great Strategy RPG thanks to its challenging real-time battle system and a rich setting that sustains a great story full of politics and good characters. The few issues are due to the simplistic progression system and the narrative that could be even better, but its a game that deserves the attention of fans of the genre.
  3. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    The DioField Chronicle is an interesting gamble that puts a different spin on strategy games. With a dense story, covering many characters and plots, it will be a game for lovers of medieval works. A unique game system in the genre, whose levels won't make things easy, but we'll know how to get around it if we have a good strategy. It has a fairly deep system and will keep us playing for a long time.
  4. Oct 1, 2022
    75
    From the outset, we cannot welcome the bet launched by The Diofield Chronicle. Carried by divine music and gameplay as ingenious as it is interesting, the Square-Enix game is undeniably generous. Regulars of the genre and lovers of tactical role-playing games risk succumbing to its "retro" charm and its various incantations. Rhythmic, pleasant and more surprising than it seems, The Diofield Chronicle struggles to keep up the pace over time. The objectives are repeated, the free phases do not bring much and the staging lacks the energy to widen its audience. Nevertheless, for those who want to discover something other than the usual blockbusters and who is not hermetic to the genre, here is a work that could become cult in a few years or, at least, find its letters of nobility among enthusiasts.
  5. Sep 26, 2022
    73
    The DioField Chronicle basically has good potential, not always exploited properly. With this atypical experiment, the suspicion is that the developer Lancarse has aimed mostly at the casual audience or at least the neophytes of the genre, who through The DioField Chronicle could in fact approach for the first time the evergreen world of strategists and remain trapped in it. All the others will still be able to let themselves be carried away by an intriguing narrative system and an incredibly rich mythology. With the right precautions to the playful formula, The DioField Chronicle could become the starting point on which to build a valid and innovative series.
  6. Sep 26, 2022
    60
    The DioField Chronicle is a decent strategy RPG. Its characters certainly won't live long in the memory, and it can be a an unnecessary grind, but it's well crafted and fairly engaging on the battlefield.
  7. Sep 29, 2022
    60
    The DioField Chronicle is hard to bring any player the expected experience, except the combat part is quite passable, the other systems either too simple, and the storyline is full of trouble. It is hard to imagine what kind of state of mind the staff was, making such confusing work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Sep 27, 2022
    10
    I still a fan rpg game (turn base or action rpg) this game I have feel semi real time strategy RPG, when I try the Demo. I was surprise detailI still a fan rpg game (turn base or action rpg) this game I have feel semi real time strategy RPG, when I try the Demo. I was surprise detail game show me more than me hope, after Demo play, I sure for buy day-1 and until today I have stilled fun and happy to play this game Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2022
    10
    I absolutely adore the combat in this game. It's strategy rpg with realtime with pause. There's always so much to do and consider, and evenI absolutely adore the combat in this game. It's strategy rpg with realtime with pause. There's always so much to do and consider, and even though the game is easy you can't just turn your brain off and do things haphazardly - all moves have to be planned. It's quite a thrill.

    I actually enjoy the story quite a lot too - there's a lot of political intrigue and moral dilemnas between the cast - it makes it riveting and makes me want to continually know what will happen next. If you like FF12, Vagrant Story - Matsuno style characterization, I feel this will be up your alley like it was mine.
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  3. Sep 25, 2022
    10
    Tolles Spiel und für alle Fire emblem Fans ein Muss.
    Tolle Story und auch meiner meinung nach gute Musik
  4. Sep 24, 2022
    9
    Grate game with awsome tactical combat to explore,lovable charters to meet and an interesting world to immerse yourself in. Playing throughGrate game with awsome tactical combat to explore,lovable charters to meet and an interesting world to immerse yourself in. Playing through Diofild I could not help feeling like this game was a modern Japenese version of the amazing Baldurs Gate 1 and 2 games, even though the differences are obvious, it felt siimlar in many ways. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2022
    8
    It's not the best SE game or the most original one, but the combat style looks pretty well done, those who played final fantasy XII revenantIt's not the best SE game or the most original one, but the combat style looks pretty well done, those who played final fantasy XII revenant wings will be familiarized with it, the story is ok, and the 4 main characters are well designed too. Bad points of the game are main story points that are just told on the prelude of chapters instead of being shown, and side quests can be too repetitive Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2022
    6
    Good-
    Solid worldbuilding; Story is consistently enjoyable at least on a superficial level; Real-time battles are a fresh break from genre
    Good-
    Solid worldbuilding; Story is consistently enjoyable at least on a superficial level; Real-time battles are a fresh break from genre conventions; Managing units and their positioning can be engaging.

    Bad-
    Extremely dull characters; Battles eventually get repetitive; Not enough variation in mechanics, enemies, and objectives; Under baked hub location; Visually bland.

    Thoughts-
    The DioField Chronicle is an exciting proof-of-concept, and it has to be commended for its real-time tactics ambitions and for its story, which is, at the very least, enjoyable, if not wholly original. It’s a game where there’s definitely fun to be had and things to be appreciated. But it feels underbaked in more ways than one, and even the pats of the game that are good are often marred by significant flaws. For hardcore genre fans, The DioField Chronicle might be worth looking into, but keep in mind that many probably might not have patience for its considerable flaws.
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  7. Sep 24, 2022
    2
    Play the demo! I'm actually shocked they released a demo for a game this bad. The game feels like it was made by amateur developers who arePlay the demo! I'm actually shocked they released a demo for a game this bad. The game feels like it was made by amateur developers who are not actual game designers. The game mechanics are completely boring and devoid of any strategy at all. Read the GameSpot review. The early reviews that give it good scores are totally bogus. Two of them clearly didn't even play the game. Expand

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