Scarlet Nexus from Bandai Namco is an action RPG game produced by keita lizuka and directed by kenji Anabuki, both of whom have previously worked on the RPG series. Was the team able to provide a completely new experience that helps the emergence of a new series of RPG games in the arena? Well that is what we will discuss in our review today.
The story of the game revolves in the future in a world overshadowed by technology and in which most of the inhabitants of the earth possess a supernatural power that differs from one person to another, but in this world also appeared savage creatures called the Others that feed on human brains and descend in batches from a layer in the sky, which poses a permanent threat to humanity Hence the idea of establishing the OSF army, an army of trained fighters who possess supernatural powers. Individuals are attracted by the government’s nomination of them for their superior skill or through several tests that determine the acceptance or rejection of the applicant.
In this game, you will have the option to play with one of the two main characters, Kasane and Yutio, and each of them has a different style and character, and despite their similarity with superpowers, the style of fighting with them is somewhat different. A large number of supporting characters that have many different superpowers that will help you overcome various obstacles and enemies.
Well, the main idea in the game is to choose one of the two main characters is to present the story from the perspectives of the two characters. This does not mean two different stories, but two different experiences for one story and in a distinctive way, as some events will be different, in addition to that each character will be accompanied in most periods of the game completely different characters from the characters that you would accompany if I chose the second character and with the different skills of each of them, as we mentioned, this will maintain the continuous renewal in the style of the game and reduce any feeling of boredom in the event that you want to play again with a different character to get the full experience from the two different perspectives.
The game will take you about 25 to 40 hours to play with one character, depending on your performance of the side missions and your choice of difficulty level, but the idea of replaying 25 hours of the game with the second character to get to know the story from the second perspective of the story may seem difficult for many, and here the game provided an option to replay the game with the second character while maintaining On your equipment and the high level of characters if you want to, which will facilitate your return to the story again and overcome obstacles and enemies quickly and shorten this time. In addition to that, the presence of many different events and different assistant characters with new skills, and each of them has his own story that will maintain the luster of innovation in the game and its suspense if you decide Play the game with the second character.
The game contained many areas and different playing environments from trenches and caves to hospitals, abandoned buildings, snowy areas and desert areas. It will be done through static images in the style of comics, and we can say that this method was very suitable for the atmosphere of the game and the characters.
The game provided us with a fast and elaborate fighting system full of ideas and options. Although you start the game with limited options of skills, the game will offer you many combat options as you progress in the story and teach you new skills in addition to the cooperative skills that you will gain by strengthening your relationship with team members, the story of the game is divided into several Chapters, and between each chapter and another, you will get the opportunity to return to the hideout, take a break, get to know more about your team members, present them with gifts, and also help them in their special missions, which will open up more important combat options for you.
The combat system in the game depends on the integration between the skills of direct combat with swords and your superpowers, which enables you to throw anything in the game world at enemies from boxes, wrecked cars, and others, in addition to merging them with the skills of your team members. Protects you from enemy strikes, team members are of great importance in overcoming obstacles and different enemies. Some enemies are distinguished by hiding from view and you can only see them using the skill of one of the assistant characters, which will reveal to you their location. As you continue to play, you will find various types of enemies or doors that you will need to use Your team’s various skills to overcome.
Despite the fun of diversifying between the use of the skills of different characters, the game falls into the problem of exaggerated repetition of enemies, especially in the second half of the game. In addition, the side quests are very superficial and most of them do not offer a good reward that encourages you to complete them.
This game was reviewed by a PS5 review version provided by the publisher prior to the game’s release