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  • Summary: Become a cyber detective or powerful hacker to solve diabolical digi-mysteries. Embark on a thrilling adventure where the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Featuring more than 300 digital to collect, raise, and digivolve. Build an all-star Digimon team to take on opponentsBecome a cyber detective or powerful hacker to solve diabolical digi-mysteries. Embark on a thrilling adventure where the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Featuring more than 300 digital to collect, raise, and digivolve. Build an all-star Digimon team to take on opponents in classic turn-based battles.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 26, 2019
    90
    Even those who aren’t usually fans of Digimon are likely to enjoy this Complete Edition quite a lot because that’s exactly what happened to me when I first played Cyber Sleuth back in 2016. This is a great case of a company understanding the need to mature along with their fanbase, leading to a series of games that stand out amongst its competition while never losing sight of what people fell in love with to begin with.
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    Despite a somewhat repetitive level design and an online mode that can be improved, this compilation of the two most recent turn-based role-playing games of the Digimon franchise is an essential experience for those who want to enjoy an interesting plot, a classic but deep combat system and an excellent artistic section created by Suzuhito Yasuda.
  3. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Apr 30, 2020
    85
    Two excellent monster-taming games with something for almost every playstyle. [Issue #44 – January/February 2020, p. 70]
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is a content-packed RPG with plenty to see and do. Its evolution system feels wholly unique when compared to another monster-breeding game series you might find on Nintendo hardware, and while the grind may be too much for some, it’s comfortably one of the best creature-catchers on the Switch – although Pokémon still holds the crown, of course.
  5. Jan 27, 2020
    70
    It does nothing with its mechanics or story that allows it to rise to the level of RPG greats like Persona 5 but what it does do is perfectly entertaining in its own right.
  6. Nov 25, 2019
    70
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is built for the fans of the series. There were things I enjoyed, like my trial-and-error of finding new Digimon through the evolutionary lines, and things I did not, like the lost item quests. The item was sometimes feet away from the person! The game may never win any awards for its story, but it was a solid romp in a digital atmosphere that reminded me how much I enjoyed the television series when I was younger.
  7. Nov 7, 2019
    50
    Digimon Cyber Sleuth comprises of two nearly perfect Digimon game experiences, but unfortunately, they’re smack dab in the middle of an experiment in the franchise that feels much more like a chore than a game. When you’re finding, raising, and battling Digimon, you’ll be in heaven. But the insane amount of unskip-able dialogue and shallow “mystery-solving” gameplay is enough to turn off even the most dedicated fan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Oct 19, 2019
    10
    Digimon Story Cybersleuth is a must play for all Digimon fans and JRPGS fans, it has great designs and great music, the story is really goodDigimon Story Cybersleuth is a must play for all Digimon fans and JRPGS fans, it has great designs and great music, the story is really good and the characters are rich in character
    It has a lot of grinding in the end game, but it's still fun because of how much details a single Digimon has, every digimon has their own unique skills and animations with victory poses!.overall I really enjoyed both games and I can't recommend it enough.
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  2. Oct 19, 2019
    10
    Solid port of 2 solid RPGS, great games for any fan of JRPGS or monster battling games.
  3. Mar 10, 2021
    10
    I don't typically leave reviews, but I noticed that this game had been review bombed. it previously held a respectable 8.0 user score beforeI don't typically leave reviews, but I noticed that this game had been review bombed. it previously held a respectable 8.0 user score before suddenly being flooded with dozens of scores that didn't leave any review so that the game could intentionally be dragged down.

    It's sad, but I guess that's how some people are.

    Anyways, the game is fantastic. The soundtrack is one of the best in Digimon Story history, and the Cyber Sleuth series continues to provide great gameplay with the most interesting story in the series so far. The only drawback to the game for me was that it dragged on just a bit too long at the end and the constant cyber-scenery began to get a bit too repetitive. Other than that, however, these games are truly fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone that likes JRPGs.
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  4. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    This game is tailor made for those who were (justifiably) upset by the Pokémon Sword and Shield scheme. This is not only a great compilation,This game is tailor made for those who were (justifiably) upset by the Pokémon Sword and Shield scheme. This is not only a great compilation, it is also a pretty good game in it's own right. You don't only have the opportunity to have 2 rock-solid games for the price of one, but now you can also enjoy some features that were absent from the first "Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth" game (including a considerable amount of new creatures). With the release of 2013's "Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode" (on the 3DS console which unfortunately wasn't released outside of Japan, like its predecessor) Bandai Nanco and the producer Habu Kazumasa made very clear that, although the Digimon franchise doesn't usually tend to release second or third versions of a game, a follow up title really does mean bigger and better, taking full advantage of the new console (and the graphics of this game couldn't be more appealing too... with perfectly animated signature moves made from scratch), and that aren't just made to cash grab its fan base. This is a great oportinity to enjoy a fantastic JRPG on the Switch (until Pokémon decides to stop being so lazy), which isn't afraid to touch some mature topics every once in a while to show respect to its young adult fanbase. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2020
    9
    Una edición muy buena de Dos juegazos de la Saga Digimon. Dos JRPG's muy buenos y que si juegas los dos Amplias mucho la Experiencia de juegoUna edición muy buena de Dos juegazos de la Saga Digimon. Dos JRPG's muy buenos y que si juegas los dos Amplias mucho la Experiencia de juego y la Historia. En General si te gusta el universo de Digimon te va a gustar mucho y lo vas a disfrutar mucho . Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    8
    It's a really nice package of good Digimon games, but obvious budget constraints dampened my enjoyment a bit.
  7. Oct 9, 2021
    2
    This is the most generous score I can give the games it is pretty bad. Allow me to further explain why. For one, the game has 20 chapters, andThis is the most generous score I can give the games it is pretty bad. Allow me to further explain why. For one, the game has 20 chapters, and it does not truly start until chapter 10. This isn’t even entirely true, since it really starts to begin at chapter 12. The story itself lacks focus, and is all over the place. To add on even more, I ran into movement problems with the game. It also suffers from translation issues, if not it is regular spelling or basic grammar, it is the lack of correct gender identification. More over, most of the characters don’t even have any personality to them, especially the main character. It is just boring.

    To further explain, there are quests, good right? Well not so much. The game does a terrible job in telling you what to do even with basic quests. I have found myself running around for awhile before completing one. As for main story line, it suffers from this same issue, the game has a problem in identifying where to go next. Even more, the game uses a set single screen, no rotation. What makes this so much of a problem, is that it does not work. The screen does not show enough, which can make both main story, quests, and even exploration a problem. Honestly, this is just plain laziness at this point.

    Moreover, battles are unbalanced. Even on normal mode, there were enemies that could nuke my near max level monsters. Now going to the monster end of things, needlessly complicated. ABI and CAM in determination for evolution and stat building. Then there is the farm which is a good idea no doubt, but in reality this is the best form of leveling in the early game, which is awful. I spent the first few days just trying to level. The game already moves at a slow enough pace, that was a real terrible decision. Now once I did get exp boosting monsters, it was still not enough until near the end of the game. Almost completely destroying the point of getting them in the first place.

    Now it does have a few perks. For instance, you can reset your stat allocation points with some item, here is another problem. It is rare to come across, defeating the point of it once again. It appears every step of the way, these developers managed to screw up the basics. They fail around every aspect of the game. Needless to say, this isn’t the worst game I have played, but definitely in the top ten terrible ones.

    Terrible and annoying story, bad mechanics, horrible quest and tracking system. Everything feeling slow and a grind, etc. It is not enjoyable, and honestly, I wouldn’t care if these developers never made another game again. Good riddance, the game is done with, I never want to see it again. Don’t buy this game, it is also really repetitive and slow in battling.
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