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  • Summary: Oreshika is a tale of revenge that takes place in ancient Japan. Your clan was sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, and then had two curses placed on them. You have just been resurrected by a god and are now searching for those who cursed and conspired against your clan so thatOreshika is a tale of revenge that takes place in ancient Japan. Your clan was sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, and then had two curses placed on them. You have just been resurrected by a god and are now searching for those who cursed and conspired against your clan so that you may redeem the honor of your family name. [Playstation.com] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Mar 3, 2015
    90
    Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a masterful retooling of JRPGs before it, and only a handful of problems hold back an otherwise excellent tale of family, honor, and reclaiming what was lost.
  2. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a fun and deep JRPG with loads and loads of content. Add to that fantastic music and graphics, a cool setting and over a hundred hours of gameplay. If only the story was a little more interesting.
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    80
    This game offers a deep RPG/dungeon crawler experience that adapts to the player. It isn't perfect, but it is a nice surprise for the PSVita.
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    A very unique JRPG experience, with a classical but solid combat system and some truly original features.
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    78
    Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a interesting turn-based jRPG with some gestional elements and a fascinating graphics. The gameplay is a little repetitive like most dungeon crawler.
  6. Mar 20, 2015
    75
    A solid dungeon-crawling RPG with enough inventiveness to keep you entertained for a fair while.
  7. 45
    There is never a sense of accomplishment associated with any part of your journey. The entirety of your time spent in this game will be like watching paint dry on a fence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 13, 2019
    10
    不论从音乐到游戏本身,相对一代来说全都是进化,没想到这游戏还会继续推出续作,如果喜欢一代或有所耳闻的话,一定不要错过。不论从音乐到游戏本身,相对一代来说全都是进化,没想到这游戏还会继续推出续作,如果喜欢一代或有所耳闻的话,一定不要错过。
  2. Mar 12, 2015
    10
    Incredibly addictive, if slightly grindy. I think I'm probably more tolerant than some may be of the grinding, as I played the bulk of theIncredibly addictive, if slightly grindy. I think I'm probably more tolerant than some may be of the grinding, as I played the bulk of the JRPG's during the 90's and early 00's during which the were more prevalent.

    The basic idea is that your clan has been cursed to a short life span, and can no longer have children with other mortals. To get revenge on those that cursed you, and break the curse, you need to take your clan to war with the daemons that inhabit various dungeons in order to gain enough favour with the gods, so that you can breed with them.
    This is the part that gets addictive. Your clan members have 12 stats, these are dictated by the parents. To enhance your blood line you have to selectively breed between the two, hoping for the best, especially when recessive genes can throw a spanner in the works.
    Im about 50 hours in and still playing, it is well worth the low price that its being sold for.
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  3. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    A unique japanese dungeon crawler built around tight and well-balanced mechanics with beautiful "watercolor" graphics. It's hard to explainA unique japanese dungeon crawler built around tight and well-balanced mechanics with beautiful "watercolor" graphics. It's hard to explain all the gameplay mechanics in a bried review, but if you are the kind of player who relies more on deep mechanics than on story - don't miss this decent game! Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2015
    8
    I dont usually play JRGS, but at PSV i can do it, and this game is very cool, pretty nice story as always have some interest moments, gameplayI dont usually play JRGS, but at PSV i can do it, and this game is very cool, pretty nice story as always have some interest moments, gameplay is ok too, so 8/10 Expand
  5. May 21, 2015
    8
    Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines offer an interesting story line about ancient Japanese culture with beautiful graphics, and wonderful turn-basedOreshika: Tainted Bloodlines offer an interesting story line about ancient Japanese culture with beautiful graphics, and wonderful turn-based gameplay. Performing union rites is an amazing concept to gain clan members. Although the gameplay can get repetitive, overall I consider this game addictive, and a must-buy especially if you are a fan of the genre. Expand