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6.7

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  1. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    A fantastic game, more than what I was expecting! This is a visual novel with tactical rpg elements, those who already like these type of games like Fire Emblem or Super Robot Wars will find comfort in this title.

    The choices you make will determine who survives!
  2. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    If you like visual novels you will like this game. If you like strategy RPG combat. You will like this game. If you are only here for the combat though, this might be a tough sell. The game has a wonderful horror element and the story telling is excellent paired with the strategy combat.
  3. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Great game! Digimon is back baby! Been a long time coming but it has been worth the wait.
  4. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    Dont listen to the review bombs. They are upset about it not matching the earliest marketing concept statements (kind of). If you've paid any attention to the game closer to release you would know it is a visual novel with battles and if you bought it without knowing that, it is very much you're own fault for not looking into what you are buying as it was very easy to find info. So far, imDont listen to the review bombs. They are upset about it not matching the earliest marketing concept statements (kind of). If you've paid any attention to the game closer to release you would know it is a visual novel with battles and if you bought it without knowing that, it is very much you're own fault for not looking into what you are buying as it was very easy to find info. So far, im absolutely loving the game (especially the music) and am very interested in where the story is going. Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    The story is great. Love the Bioware-esque consequence system. People complaining about genre should just go back and play that kind of game if that's what they're looking for.
  6. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Do not look to the bad reviews, this game is getting review bombing and they're not honest
  7. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Great game. It was correctly advertised as a vn, and i bought it knowing that, because i greatly enjoy them and it's a very well made one.
  8. Jul 30, 2022
    0
    It would be a Digimon game that I would really enjoy if it wasn't so loaded with those VN elements that are completely out of place.
    Bandai Namco has gone a long time without a worthwhile Digimon 'arcade' game and that this is the flagship that represents the franchise in videogames is disappointing to me.
    The tutorial/intro is very long and the dialogue is excessive. I would like it to
    It would be a Digimon game that I would really enjoy if it wasn't so loaded with those VN elements that are completely out of place.
    Bandai Namco has gone a long time without a worthwhile Digimon 'arcade' game and that this is the flagship that represents the franchise in videogames is disappointing to me.
    The tutorial/intro is very long and the dialogue is excessive.
    I would like it to at least have animations like... I don't know, PAST Digimon games.
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  9. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    This is my favorite recent Digimon game so far. It is in a visual novel format, and it works so well with the story and world they've designed. You unlock free battle pretty early on so you aren't dependent on story beats to get a battle fix in, and it has a pretty well-done auto battle system for when you want to grind but not be fully alert.

    The theme is very horror-esque, and it
    This is my favorite recent Digimon game so far. It is in a visual novel format, and it works so well with the story and world they've designed. You unlock free battle pretty early on so you aren't dependent on story beats to get a battle fix in, and it has a pretty well-done auto battle system for when you want to grind but not be fully alert.

    The theme is very horror-esque, and it really feels like it pays a little homage to one of my favorite tactical rpg series, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. If you have ever played an SMT game (but especially the Devil Survivor series), I highly recommend checking this game out. It's slightly more simple than SMT:DS, but it has a charm to it that more than makes up for it.

    Overall, if you can read, like Digimon, and are okay with heavily story-based games, give this one a try!
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  10. Aug 2, 2022
    0
    Anyone paying $60 for this trash is crazy. This is basically a cheap mobile game. I can’t believe anyone actually wasted $ developing this garbage.
  11. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    This game has a great story and when the battles do come up they're a lot of fun. It's a lot of reading and narrative mostly, but it's all done very well.
  12. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    This is the first visual novel I've played and it is decent. It has good results sections to break-up the motonany of the narrative.
  13. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Best darn game since my childhood its nice to play agame and forget about the fact that real life is a soupsandwhich ps btw's Im a non-bino and I love games where you spend time with friends wish I had some.
  14. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Great game, a compelling story and a solid tactical combat system. Yes, it's a Visual Novel, as they said a hundred times and, if you don't like it, well, go play another game. But if you give Digimon Survive a chance, you'll find a great game.
  15. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    This game has a great story and when the battles do come up they're a lot of fun. It's a lot of reading and narrative mostly, but it's all done very well.
    Digimon Survive is an awesome game. It is one of the best visual novels you can get.
  16. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Digimon survive is a great mix of a visual novel with a tactical rpg it is a story about survival and features memorable characters charming Digimon great gameplay and it's just a shame some people don't understand what it is and it's getting review bombed
  17. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    For visual novel lovers, this game will be one of the best experiences they are looking for! For turn based tactical strategy elements, it’s good!
  18. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Absolutely amazing game, feels like playing a season in the show and I look forward to how different choices affect my second playthrough, always loved reading books so I ain't got no issues with the mainly visual novel format lol
  19. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    What did people expect when they buy this game? It's a visual novel and not a shooter, the story is great with some unexpected turns. The most negative "reviews" are the ones that don't know what they buy, they would cry when they buy a book because it has words in it.
  20. Jul 31, 2022
    2
    Decisions and deaths is the scoop of this visual novel, but is a fallacy. Events occur by default regardless of the player's decisions or parameters they have obtained.
    Always in your 1st game certain characters will die with their digimon and certain characters will live, even if you send them to the battlefield as a sacrifice.
    So it seems that the only real decision is to buy this
    Decisions and deaths is the scoop of this visual novel, but is a fallacy. Events occur by default regardless of the player's decisions or parameters they have obtained.
    Always in your 1st game certain characters will die with their digimon and certain characters will live, even if you send them to the battlefield as a sacrifice.
    So it seems that the only real decision is to buy this title or not.

    Most of the characters have cartoon personalities and do not make decisions that a human would make in reality and it doesn't feel like a mature story at all, but the death scenes can be disturbing for the little so I don't understand what audience it could be directed.

    For other part, Takuma doesn't compl as a character or as an avatar, and it's hard to connect with him. There is no female lead character as in the case of Cyber ​​Sleuth or Next Order.

    Regarding the story, it is poorly worked and the translations in parts are poorly done.
    I feel that 4 years gave them time to think well about the plot, but not respected the basic concept of digimon (digital beings) and treated them as ghosts/spirits.
    The twist of the story is not surprising at all, many events are too predictable, which makes the story feel heavy, for taking so long on something obvious.

    Regarding the SRPG, it is an interesting proposal but still green, however, it has potential.

    The balance between digimon does not exist, and some have a clear preferentialism and others have been very disadvantaged.

    The price for what it offers is not correct.

    I would say that it greatly influences how you get along with the characters influences whether you like the title or not, so if you do not check the deaths and survivors you can run into an unpleasant disappointment of the title, as I said the deaths are default and unavoidable.
    And I mention it because if you dislike both characters that will survive in all the routes, the game becomes torture for completed and can access to NG+...
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  21. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Been waiting for a new Digimon game and the wait was worth waiting for! A different take on the franchise. Its a horror turnbased game. Love the story. It has replayability with different choices your character can take. He can be nice guy, moral leveled headed guy, or douchebag that can have you play through the story more than twice. This game has more than 100 digimon and even give youBeen waiting for a new Digimon game and the wait was worth waiting for! A different take on the franchise. Its a horror turnbased game. Love the story. It has replayability with different choices your character can take. He can be nice guy, moral leveled headed guy, or douchebag that can have you play through the story more than twice. This game has more than 100 digimon and even give you fan favorite digimon with the purchase of the game. A must buy to get more games for the franchise. Faster to make because this game was delayed over and over so lets support this game for more steadily digimon games Expand
  22. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Digimon Survive is an awesome game. It is one of the best visual novels you can get.
  23. Jul 31, 2022
    9
    Release on 29 July 2022, Bandai Namco bringing new style of gameplay for Digimon series where majority of the gameplay resolve around Visual Novel and strategy RPG as the battle mechanism with Persona/Megami Tensei monster recruitment style.

    A horror survival in game storyline really capture the heart of long time Digimon's fan mature audience. If you a fan of Digimon Adventure anime,
    Release on 29 July 2022, Bandai Namco bringing new style of gameplay for Digimon series where majority of the gameplay resolve around Visual Novel and strategy RPG as the battle mechanism with Persona/Megami Tensei monster recruitment style.

    A horror survival in game storyline really capture the heart of long time Digimon's fan mature audience. If you a fan of Digimon Adventure anime, you should play the game.
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  24. Jul 31, 2022
    7
    Tbh im super happy to see a Digimon game on Xbox. But the game is more a visual novel than anything but great story, great characters and enjoyable battles(when u get them) Not normally a fan of visual novels but really enjoying this, I dont understand the low scores, they fully advertised the games as a visual novel. The low scores really don't suit this game atall! But to each there own.Tbh im super happy to see a Digimon game on Xbox. But the game is more a visual novel than anything but great story, great characters and enjoyable battles(when u get them) Not normally a fan of visual novels but really enjoying this, I dont understand the low scores, they fully advertised the games as a visual novel. The low scores really don't suit this game atall! But to each there own. If you like Digimon give it a try i think it does the series justice! Expand
  25. Jul 31, 2022
    10
    Great game, sadly it is being bombed by people who didn't even read about the game before buying.
    Definitely one of the best Digimon games lately.
  26. Aug 1, 2022
    0
    Wayy too much talking.. not enough action! Disappointed they would go this route when they could have done a decent RPG
  27. Aug 2, 2022
    0
    awful vn with dumb characters, cheap looking sprites and atrocious animations made with a png editor
  28. Aug 3, 2022
    0
    Amazing Game!! Finally a Digimon game for adults! Im excited cause im sure the next game will be better!
  29. Aug 3, 2022
    10
    Fantastic game, the story is truly incredible and has such surprising turns of events
  30. Aug 5, 2022
    8
    Good-
    Great story, with a very cool and unique horror story atmosphere; strong writing, great art style, and an immense sense of place; the battle system can be engaging.
    Bad- No English voice acting; the story pacing can be off, especially in early hours; battles may be a bit too deemphasized for many's liking. Thoughts- Digimon Survive is excellent, even if it is not the game
    Good-
    Great story, with a very cool and unique horror story atmosphere; strong writing, great art style, and an immense sense of place; the battle system can be engaging.

    Bad-
    No English voice acting; the story pacing can be off, especially in early hours; battles may be a bit too deemphasized for many's liking.

    Thoughts-
    Digimon Survive is excellent, even if it is not the game that many may have been looking forward to or hoping for. Players who approach it with an open mind and take it at its own merits may find much to love here, from the unique story to the striking atmosphere, to the sheer deplorability that the game’s divergences in how the story plays out can afford. This is very clearly not a follow up to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – but honestly, given how well it turned out, I am okay with that.
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  31. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    without spoil the game is very very good I've been waiting for it for a long time and I'm not disappointed, the fights are very fun, one of the best digimon!, don't listen to fake gamers who review bombing just because it's a visual novel these are fake reviews and gamers
  32. Aug 2, 2022
    10
    Few hours in, so far game is beautifully animated and very refreshing and "different" experience to typical RPGs. I don't quite understand how people are claiming its being miss-sold, as it has "visual novel" at the top of its description.
  33. Aug 17, 2022
    2
    The story is very good, but it is so long cause it have a lot of filler, it could be 15 hours instead of 30 whitout all the filler, and it would be more enjoyable.

    The combat system is horrible, but there is barely 20 combats in whole game, so its not a big problem, and whit x3 speed the combat its not that slow at least. Edit: the other 2 routes are so boring, 90% its the same, true
    The story is very good, but it is so long cause it have a lot of filler, it could be 15 hours instead of 30 whitout all the filler, and it would be more enjoyable.

    The combat system is horrible, but there is barely 20 combats in whole game, so its not a big problem, and whit x3 speed the combat its not that slow at least.

    Edit: the other 2 routes are so boring, 90% its the same, true ending is so boring as well. it would have been better if you only do just one good final intead of repeat the same route 4 times
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  34. Aug 3, 2022
    10
    Astonishingly portrayal of teens dropped in an unknown world full of monsters, danger, and deep connections. L
  35. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    This game is absolutely living up to the expectations 4 years of delays and silence on updates built up.
    The art and music are absolutely gorgeous: it's like watching a new season of the anime, following similar story beats including fun climactic battles and as advertised the game is mostly visual novel whereas the battles take a more conclusive role to some story arcs.
    The game takes
    This game is absolutely living up to the expectations 4 years of delays and silence on updates built up.
    The art and music are absolutely gorgeous: it's like watching a new season of the anime, following similar story beats including fun climactic battles and as advertised the game is mostly visual novel whereas the battles take a more conclusive role to some story arcs.
    The game takes the character archetypes Adventure layed out as well as the narrative mysteries and twists them into interesting new variations, providing a more realistic take on the setting of seven kids getting lost in another world with monsters. The result is something like Lord of the Flies, where the kids constantly argue and some even start to lose their grip on reality. It's refreshingly raw for the Digimon franchise and goes to some unexpectedly dark places in the storytelling.
    This game is a triumph for Digimon fans, servicing us with the mature story for the fans who grew up with the franchise that we always wanted.
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  36. Aug 1, 2022
    7
    This game is Digimon meets Doki Doki with a tactical twist. There are visual novel elements to this game that push the story forward of kids being trapped in another world. This is not your typical digimon story though and that might put off fans of the series who grew up with Digimon. This game was an attempt to combine two genres with a series that has some fans. Changes from DigimonThis game is Digimon meets Doki Doki with a tactical twist. There are visual novel elements to this game that push the story forward of kids being trapped in another world. This is not your typical digimon story though and that might put off fans of the series who grew up with Digimon. This game was an attempt to combine two genres with a series that has some fans. Changes from Digimon games aside, as a VN/tactical fighter it isn't all that bad. For people who like tactical RPGs and don't mind the VN aspects will probably find a lot of joy from this. Expand
  37. Aug 1, 2022
    9
    This is a great game with an amazing story. Not to mention the battles may be stuff but it's fun to do and watch it happen. The speech and word may be long but it dives you into their world. The evolution(Digivolution) are amazing with amazing intro to it
  38. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    One of the best story experiences in a Digimon game ever. Combat is super solid.
  39. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    Stupendo, peccato che non è stato apprezzato a dovere da coloro che non sanno manco cosa significhi la parola: INFORMAZIONE
  40. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    just here to counter the stupid people who can't read before they buy something
  41. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    Digimon Survive is a wonderful blend of visual novel, tactical rpg, and mystery games. It does a wonderful job of blending multiple mechanics in a way that is unique and helps drive the story forward. This game is absolutely amazing in the way it takes choice based story telling to a new level with their combat system. If you enjoy a game with a deep enriching story that you can playDigimon Survive is a wonderful blend of visual novel, tactical rpg, and mystery games. It does a wonderful job of blending multiple mechanics in a way that is unique and helps drive the story forward. This game is absolutely amazing in the way it takes choice based story telling to a new level with their combat system. If you enjoy a game with a deep enriching story that you can play through multiple times, this is the game for you! The mechanics of the game are easy to learn too, so anyone can get into it, even if you’ve never played a game like it before. This game is everything they told us it would be, no real surprises for anyone following the news, which is good. The game is quite fun and a great read/play. Expand
  42. Aug 1, 2022
    10
    Realmente es uno de los juegos más reconfortantes que he jugado, todos los personajes son super extrañables y esperas salvar a todos menos a Shuuji jeje
  43. Aug 2, 2022
    10
    Starting from the base, the game is 70% visual novel and 30% tactical RPG. The game is sold as VN and this has been said since day one. So those of you who don't like the game for being exactly what the producers said it was, are either a Digimon haters, or a VN haters, or a tactical RPG haters, or just an **** who likes to do Review Bombed.
    The game is fantastic, visually, the music, the
    Starting from the base, the game is 70% visual novel and 30% tactical RPG. The game is sold as VN and this has been said since day one. So those of you who don't like the game for being exactly what the producers said it was, are either a Digimon haters, or a VN haters, or a tactical RPG haters, or just an **** who likes to do Review Bombed.
    The game is fantastic, visually, the music, the characters and their evolution in history. The plots that are handled in each route and the replayability of the title thanks to this. It is a very good game in absolutely everything it sets out to do. It's not perfect, because nothing ever is. But the care that this is to the liking of the public to which it is directed (Fans of Digimon, Tactical RPGs and VN) is noticeable.,
    I can not recommend this game more. You have to play it.
    And yes, the price in my opinion is excessive. But aside from that, Survive has one of the best Digimon stories and there's no reason why you should miss it.
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  44. Aug 2, 2022
    1
    This game is such a disappointment. Was so incredibly excited to have a tactics game to dig into an enjoy. Instead, we get 100 hours of "press A simulator". The marketing should have shown that this is nothing more than a visual novel with VERY light combat sprinkled in. Definitely feel tricked and hope this game does poorly. Im a huge digimon fan but this game gave me worse buyers remorseThis game is such a disappointment. Was so incredibly excited to have a tactics game to dig into an enjoy. Instead, we get 100 hours of "press A simulator". The marketing should have shown that this is nothing more than a visual novel with VERY light combat sprinkled in. Definitely feel tricked and hope this game does poorly. Im a huge digimon fan but this game gave me worse buyers remorse than freakin Battlefield 2042 Expand
  45. Aug 3, 2022
    10
    This game is great!!! It is so unique, so Digimon! I am sure everyone who enjoys novels, anime will enjoy this game
  46. Aug 3, 2022
    9
    Try not to listen to the negative reviews at the game is actally pretty good, even though its not your "Last of Us Part 2" kind of game or your "average action-packed" style RPG its still worth a try.
  47. Aug 18, 2022
    6
    5/10 if you don't care about Digimon, 7/10 if you do. A lot of folks focus on the idea that somehow this game is great as long as you recognize that it's a visual novel, but that's simply not the case. Not to say it's bad either, it's just a very middle of the road title. In all honesty, the story and characters are enjoyable, which is obviously a big plus for this sort of game. The5/10 if you don't care about Digimon, 7/10 if you do. A lot of folks focus on the idea that somehow this game is great as long as you recognize that it's a visual novel, but that's simply not the case. Not to say it's bad either, it's just a very middle of the road title. In all honesty, the story and characters are enjoyable, which is obviously a big plus for this sort of game. The presentation is also very easy on the eyes, with expertly drawn artwork, a mild amount of animations, and great looking Digimon rigs in battle. Some people may see the number of available Digimon and be disappointed when comparing to games with larger rosters, but the scope and progression of the game really make that a non-issue, the number of Digimon units you can recruit and evolve feels just right. However, where the game begins to lose points is in the gameplay itself, both the visual novel and tactics gameplay. Starting with the battles, there is absolutely nothing new brought to the table here. If you've played a strategy game on the PS1, then you know exactly what you are getting into. Maps are big but units don't always have movement options to account for that, so you can end up sending 4-5 turns just trying to reach an opponent, or more if said opponent is programmed to just run to the far corner of the map. It's pretty uninteresting overall, especially when playing on lower difficulty levels. I hear some people say that auto-battle makes that a non-issue, but if the preferred way to play a game is to not play it at all, then there is likely something wrong here. Similar to games like Fire Emblem, you can attempt to recruit opponents depending on the battle type, though this process is very tedious, and begs you to just use a guide. Whether you have the chance to recruit depends on whether you guess the right answers to 3 questions, with the mediocre translation making your responses nonsensical at times (a running theme in the game). Not that it matters, as there is absolutely nothing to indicate what the correct answer should be, it's a complete guess if this is your first time hearing that enemy give that question. Even if you do get every answer right, you can still lose out on recruiting simply because you only have a percentage chance to be successful, depending your character's current alignment, so some Digimon will always just be more difficult to get depending on the route you are attempting to take.

    Battles of course are only a third of the equation, possibly less depending on how you play. The game is first and foremost a visual novel and it really likes to draw that out. The scenarios exist largely to waste your time, as it can take a significant amount of time for anything meaningful to happen. Characters waste time repeating information constantly, and not just single sentences. A perfect example is chapter 4, where the exact same 5-minute situation plays out at least 3 times, with no progression of any kind, followed by the most drop-dead uninteresting exploration I've ever experienced. It's clear they were really trying to include gameplay elements for the sake of simply including gameplay elements, but these portions of the game would have been MORE interesting without needless player interaction. Meanwhile for cases where player choice does matter, the localization is once again very hit and miss, making it sometimes difficult to choose an answer you would actually agree with. The free-time segments are probably where the visual novel aspect shines, as despite the confusing translation, you generally do end up at least getting to know the characters better.

    All of these complaints are mostly harmless, but they do add up to make an experience that isn't by any means new or interesting. There are much better visual novels, there are much better tactics games, go play those instead if you haven't. If you really like Digimon (which I do), then you may at least find value in this being an enjoyable Digimon narrative.
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  48. Aug 8, 2022
    9
    There's no Bakemon or demidevimon, but this game is still amazing. Could have had more digimon choice, but you still got 100+(actually not sure the number) and the gameplay is still worth the wait. In quite happy to have waited when it got delayed, it's the first AAA game in the last few years that haven't felt half finished or broken.

    Also let's be honest, can we take seriously the
    There's no Bakemon or demidevimon, but this game is still amazing. Could have had more digimon choice, but you still got 100+(actually not sure the number) and the gameplay is still worth the wait. In quite happy to have waited when it got delayed, it's the first AAA game in the last few years that haven't felt half finished or broken.

    Also let's be honest, can we take seriously the opinion of xbox gamers on anything ot related to shooters or action games? Because it literally said that it was a visual novel, so unless you cant read you should have known about it.
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  49. Aug 23, 2022
    10
    This is a great game, although you have to play it understanding that it is a slow paced visual novel, especially at the beginning, but it picks up later an has some great themes.
    Don't expect anything else. Don't come looking for the best tactical rpg since you will find that's only about the 20% of the game.
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 28, 2022
    55
    I’m glad I had the chance to play Digimon Survive, but I’ll just keep playing Digimon World 4 and Rumble Arena for my fill of Digi-goodness.
  2. Aug 23, 2022
    65
    Digimon Survive is an experiment that is only half successful, as when determining the narrative and role-playing and strategic components of the hybrid, the developers have allocated insufficient space to the latter. The result is a dark and mature visual novel, which however we would like to recommend only to the most avid fans of the genre, due to the exhausting long-winded dialogues and excessive repetitiveness that characterize this type of product. If, on the other hand, you are looking for adrenaline and the collectible component typical of the brand, you had better turn your attention to the much more deserving episodes of the Digimon Story series.
  3. Aug 15, 2022
    60
    Digimon Survive is a misshapen DNA digivolution. Most of the game is this great visual novel, which starts slow but eventually tackles some intriguing themes that are interwoven into one of the most mature Digimon stories ever told. Sometimes the characters can be a little one-note, but each manages to carry aspects of the story in compelling ways, and I wanted to keep pushing through Digimon Survive to unravel each person's history and ultimately learn why and how they had been transported to another world. But, at the same time, Digimon Survive is regularly dragged down by tedious tactical combat, and it negatively affects other sections of the game too, like exploration and Digimon evolutions. It's not enough to ruin an otherwise great visual novel, but it does put quite a damper on the whole experience.