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  • Summary: From the studio that made Demon Gaze comes Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, a sci-fi dungeon crawler RPG set in a near future Tokyo. With the city under the constant threat of Variants—genetically engineered monsters—and the emergence of portals leading to a mysterious dimension called theFrom the studio that made Demon Gaze comes Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, a sci-fi dungeon crawler RPG set in a near future Tokyo. With the city under the constant threat of Variants—genetically engineered monsters—and the emergence of portals leading to a mysterious dimension called the Abyss, the government has established the Code Physics Agency to investigate these mysterious phenomena. The Xth Squad—a unique group of teens modified by the CPA's Code technology—must evade traps, face down powerful monsters, and investigate the mystery behind the Abyss. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 90
    Operation Abyss is a thematically unique dungeon crawler, with some great systems underpinning it, and some of the best level design in the genre to date. And for all that, it's a real, genuine triumph.
  2. Jun 19, 2015
    75
    Worse options could be chosen these days, and while it’s not for everyone, fans of the genre looking for something new on their Vita should check it out.
  3. Oct 1, 2015
    70
    At times, it actively goes out of its way to stop you from enjoying yourself with its awful menu system and nefarious mazes. But if you give it a chance, learn its intricate systems and master its labyrinth-like dungeons, there is a very solid and enjoyable old-school dungeon crawler hidden underneath its harsh exterior that is waiting to be savored by those who are willing to give it a chance.
  4. Jun 12, 2015
    68
    Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy could’ve been a really good game, but it ends up floundering beneath a pile of stats and character management.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    60
    The story bored me before the actual game even started and then I was forced to explore uninspired, ugly interiors and kill wacky monsters in fights that take forever. [09/2015, p.69]
  6. Jul 9, 2015
    60
    Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy has all the makings for a great RPG, but there are many design choices that prevents it from succeeding. For many dungeon crawler RPG fans, Operation Abyss will be enough to wet the lips, but not quench the thirst.
  7. Jun 12, 2015
    40
    Unfortunately doesn’t live up to the developer’s previous high standards that were set by Demon Gaze.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 20, 2015
    7
    Operation Abyss isn't the best dungeon rpg on Vita, but it's still a good game and I enjoyed it a bit more than Demon Gaze since its challengeOperation Abyss isn't the best dungeon rpg on Vita, but it's still a good game and I enjoyed it a bit more than Demon Gaze since its challenge was more solid and I felt I had more options. Solid story too, with some nice twists that made the exoerience more enjoyable. I hope NIS localize the other games in the series, too. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2016
    4
    Operation Abyss is a pretty good game, or it would be if it wasn't bogged down by its atrocious UI. Seriously, almost nothing in this gameOperation Abyss is a pretty good game, or it would be if it wasn't bogged down by its atrocious UI. Seriously, almost nothing in this game follows the basic rules of how the simplest of menus should work. Trying to check your status or buying items from the shop will leave you blundering around checking and trying to understand every option. It feels like Operation Abyss tried to be unique, but didn't realize in time why the UI conventions we have exist in the first place. Don't even bother trying to look in the manual for how to do what you're looking to do because you'll be sent in circles trying to understand the ridiculous jargon.
    The story isn't enough for me, a serial FFWD-er, to pay attention to. The character designs and art direction are just passable, and the battle system is about as senseless as anything else.
    It being a simple (aka, hard mess up) genre saves it from destruction, and it has its own enjoyable moments, but I'd say to skip it. The frustrations aren't worth it, it's too hard to *really* get into because it is so incomprehensible.
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