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  • Summary: Assume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology andAssume the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS. Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies. Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness. Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction. Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jul 2, 2021
    91
    Obviously, your enjoyment of Scarlet Nexus will likely be greater if you actually do enjoy anime (or maybe not – or all I know, this game’s story may be horrifically bad!). But if you’re indifferent to the genre, you shouldn’t let that stop you from enjoying a very fun action game.
  2. Jun 28, 2021
    90
    If you enjoy an ARPG, spending time with Scarlet Nexus is a no-brainer - the story and action is strong enough to suck you in and keep you playing. With time travel, psychic powers and huge monsters to kick in the teeth, it’s one hell of a roller coaster ride from start to finish. The slight let-downs of the side quests aside, this is a more than assured entry into the genre, that wholeheartedly deserves a whirl.
  3. Jul 8, 2021
    88
    Scarlet Nexus is arguably one of Bandai Namco's best games. Its deep combat system and a plot that makes you want to know more at every turn make the game a highly recommended product for fans of the ARPG genre.
  4. Jun 23, 2021
    75
    Scarlet Nexus is a big hit when it comes to the action. With its nervous and supercharged fights, you quickly become powerful controller in hand, especially when you can borrow the power of your allies on the fly. This action is helped by framerate which does not falter on next-gen consoles despite the deluge of effects on the screen which can cause readability concerns. If the proposed universe is visually attractive, we regret not being able to enjoy it anymore because of a cruel lack of additional content. Ditto for the story which is certainly interesting but which is served by a more than minimalist staging. A good first draft which, we hope, will serve as a solid basis for a more ambitious sequel in the years to come.
  5. Jul 5, 2021
    75
    Even when Scarlet Nexus fulfills its promise to deliver an entertaining combat system and the graphics are worthy of the Xbox Series X, the story lacks of sufficient basis to say it's good. The characters fall under the typical Japanese game cliché and is boring.
  6. Jun 25, 2021
    70
    Despite its drawbacks and anime quirks, Scarlet Nexus can’t hide the fact that is a product made with love and care. Although it stands a bit in the niche side of things due to its full-blown anime characteristics, the story is solid and the combat system fun and unique. Definitely more robust than Code Vein, Scarlet Nexus can be a fun medium while waiting for Bandai Namco’s big hitters, Tales of Arise and Elden Ring.
  7. Jun 23, 2021
    60
    Described by its developers as a title in the “brainpunk” genre, I've come to think of Scarlet Nexus as a mixture of the likes of Bayonetta, Code Vein and Persona, at some times deliciously chaotic and at others frustratingly so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Jul 3, 2021
    10
    maravilloso un gran videojuego en todos los apartados tecnicos y de historia muy recomendado.
  2. Mar 24, 2022
    10
    Wow, what a game! Its got story straight from best anime series, great combat and graphics (both remind me of Nier Automata). One of the bestWow, what a game! Its got story straight from best anime series, great combat and graphics (both remind me of Nier Automata). One of the best games of recent years, sleeper hit of 2021, my personal GOTY along with Returnal, Halo Infinite, Metroid Dread and Outriders. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2021
    10
    One of the best JRPGs (with its dose of Hack and Slash) today, literally mistreated by the press that surely does not understand half of howOne of the best JRPGs (with its dose of Hack and Slash) today, literally mistreated by the press that surely does not understand half of how it is played. Possibly the best game so far this year on any platform.

    It's a 10 dedicated to the incompetent press.
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  4. Jul 8, 2021
    9
    Gameplay is amazing but it gets even better as you unlock more and more skills as you play the game. Your squad’s abilities are the biggestGameplay is amazing but it gets even better as you unlock more and more skills as you play the game. Your squad’s abilities are the biggest strength in the gameplay and as you increase your bonds with them (that’s right there’s a bond system in this game!) you’ll unlock even stronger abilities. Story is definitely the surprising factor as it not only boasts great characters but a very interesting plot. It’s much better than what we were told! Artstyle, graphics and environments are all stellar and I truly believe this is one of the best games to release this year. Bandai really delivered with this game and I hope we see more of this franchise Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2021
    8
    So, nach ca. 3 Monaten habe ich endlich die Storyline von Yuito durch. 3/4 des Spiels habe ich doch sehr genossen. Zum Schluss wurde es sehrSo, nach ca. 3 Monaten habe ich endlich die Storyline von Yuito durch. 3/4 des Spiels habe ich doch sehr genossen. Zum Schluss wurde es sehr sehr zäh. Dennoch gebe ich dem Spiel 8/10 Punkten.

    Grafik: 7/10
    Gameplay: 9/10
    Umfang: 6/10
    Chars: 7/10
    Story: 7/10
    Gamepass: +1, da das Game nach drei Monat nach Release in den GP gekommen ist.

    Fazit: 8/10 Punkte

    Wer den Titel noch nicht gezockt hat, den GP besitzt und auf japanische RPGs steht, der sollte Scarlet Nexus unbedingt einmal testen.
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  6. Mar 6, 2022
    7
    El combate es super adictivo, es de lo mejor que he probado en ese sentido pero considero que el exceso de narrativa hace que el titulo deEl combate es super adictivo, es de lo mejor que he probado en ese sentido pero considero que el exceso de narrativa hace que el titulo de pereza jugarlo. Lo he terminado casi por obligación. Quizá a quien le guste mucho el manga y el anime este juego le encante pero a mi me sobra texto. Otra cosa que no entiendo es que para mejorar a tus personajes tengas que dar regalos a otros personajes y te den la chapa. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2021
    0
    Encore l’un de ces soit-disant jeux de rôle japonais… mais comme chacun le sait, jeu de rôle et japonais, ça fait deux ! ça fait (très)Encore l’un de ces soit-disant jeux de rôle japonais… mais comme chacun le sait, jeu de rôle et japonais, ça fait deux ! ça fait (très) longtemps que c’est comme ça et ce nouvel étron démoulé par Namcon ne va certainement pas changer la donne…

    C’est comme d’habitude très dirigiste, sans aucun choix significatif et de surcroît, le jeu qui semble de prime abord plus ‘sérieux’ que de coutume s’avère en fait presque aussi niais que les japoniaiseries passées, présentes… ou à venir ! l’univers présenté ici peine à susciter la moindre curiosité ou le moindre intérêt. Le côté ‘anime’ très prononcé ne plaide pas non plus en sa faveur et les graphismes très lisses sont très quelconques.

    Comme d’habitude (encore !), on ne peut pas sauvegarder manuellement mais uniquement à des points spécifiques dans ce pseudo-monde cyber-esprit-punk de pacotille ; la musique Bontempi est à se pendre (un supplice !) et surtout, le système de combat est complètement con et implique l’usage décérébré de cons-bos à la con comme dans les jeux de baston japonais à la con (pléonasme).

    On sent également bien vite qu’on va devoir farmer moult de ces combats bidons et désordonnés ad nauseam. Enfin, les menus ressemblent beaucoup à ces daubes de Final Fientasy… (non, ce n’est pas un compliment). Voilà l’état de cette pure connerie de japoniaiserie, une connerie de sous-jeu nulle à chier des briques. Rien de nouveau sous le soleil… levant donc.
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