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  • Summary: STRANGER OF SWORD CITY is the next step in the evolution of the traditional dungeon RPG genre. This title contains the three core elements of attraction for dungeon RPGs: character creation, conquering various dungeons, and dungeon crawling gameplay. Furthermore, our experience and know-howSTRANGER OF SWORD CITY is the next step in the evolution of the traditional dungeon RPG genre. This title contains the three core elements of attraction for dungeon RPGs: character creation, conquering various dungeons, and dungeon crawling gameplay. Furthermore, our experience and know-how with a large number of titles within the Dungeon RPG genre has allowed us to create enhanced support features that allow our users to enjoy the title to their hearts content. Players can switch between the beautiful and fantastical art style of Yoko Tsukamoto, or the art style of Oxijiyen, an artist renowned for their cute character graphics, for the NPC illustrations in game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 90
    Explicit narrative aside, I found Stranger of Sword City to be a real winner of a dungeon crawler.
  2. Apr 4, 2016
    80
    Stranger of Sword City takes the fundamentals of the dungeon crawler and coats it with a twist of Japanese.
  3. Apr 11, 2016
    80
    Stranger of Sword City is a competent dungeon crawler with teeth.
  4. Apr 4, 2016
    75
    Stranger of Sword City is a great first-person dungeon crawler for the Vita. Although marred by some annoyances, it is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the genre.
  5. Apr 22, 2016
    70
    Stranger of Sword City is a solid dungeon Japanese role-playing game devoid of any surprises.
  6. Apr 11, 2016
    70
    Despite its slow start, Stranger in Sword City matures into a compelling dungeon crawling RPG that's defined by its gritty atmosphere.
  7. Oct 26, 2016
    40
    I've enjoyed a number of dungeon crawlers over the years, but never have I felt compelled to go back and experience the earliest renditions of the type. Stranger of Sword City gave me some uncomfortable flashbacks to The Dark Spire while I played it, and one deliberately-archaic title in that mold was plenty to last me a very long time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 6, 2016
    8
    I find this game really addictive because of the loot. The battles are fast. Yes...it's challenging. Just grind your levels and get better.I find this game really addictive because of the loot. The battles are fast. Yes...it's challenging. Just grind your levels and get better. The art is amazing and the battle music is really lovely. Really cool elements in the game like being able to re-class your jobs (FFT style). Lots of character variety, items...It's like shin megami as well.

    Overall, very good. If you like a challenge, play it. The divinity system helps you when its difficult. Grind your levels, get good. Don't be fooled by reviews like Gamestop giving it a low score...Trust me, the game deserves a fair 7.5-8 out of 10.
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  2. Mar 29, 2017
    8
    A great dungeon crawler. Solid battle mechanics with quick auto battles, cool character building, and semi perma-death. Really great music,A great dungeon crawler. Solid battle mechanics with quick auto battles, cool character building, and semi perma-death. Really great music, dungeon maps, character designs and art work. The game is a satisfying challenge, but occasionally gives you something that is nearly impossible to find in the maps, which was annoying to me after a certain point. I also feel that the game would benefit from engaging you with a bit more story, even though the story isn't bad so far (I'm about half way through). Sprinkling more story segments here and there would break up the repetitive grind for items and levels. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    8
    Music : 10
    artstyle : 10
    gameplay : 6.5 (the grind is real) overall : it's a classic dungeon crawler game with gorgeous
    Music : 10
    artstyle : 10
    gameplay : 6.5 (the grind is real)

    overall : it's a classic dungeon crawler game with gorgeous artstyle, beautifull music and solid gameplay with unforgiving difficulty.
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