I must say, it's been a very long time since I interacted with anything Digimon-related whatsoever. But after witnessing the consensus from Japanese media concerning Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, it may be time to break that hiatus. At the Tokyo Game Show last year it was revealed that this JRPG would actually be getting a release date for the PS4 in the West. Needless to say, fans have been pretty happy with the news.
In terms of reviews, Famitsu have awarded Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth with an aggregate score of 34/40, however, this publication has given similar scores to some pretty awful titles in the past. But there is one source that we can always trust (at least i can) and that's Kotaku, and they're round-up list of the best Japan-only games for 2015 featured our little Digimon friends.
Review For Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Has Us Hyped
On this list, Kotaku included a bunch of games that may not exactly be familiar to western audiences. Games like Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodo Ryunosuke no Boken, Steins;Gate 0, Rhythm Heaven: The Best +, and IA/VT -Colorful-. Insane titles, right? Looks like code!
But in amongst these titles you could find Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. I genuinely didn't have much faith for this game (and I'm still naturally skeptical) but its place on this list has us excited. Let's see what this review had to say about Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth.
With a cast of Digimon 200 strong, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is a game fans of the long-running anime will love. More than that, it’s an excellent JRPG that mixes its “save the world” plot with everyday private detective mysteries for the digital age. With great characters and fun, addictive gameplay, it is not a game JRPG or Digimon fans should miss.
Yep, that's a pretty goods sales pitch right there. This JRPG seems to have done some much-deserved justice for the Digimon name, and it looks rather beautiful on the Playstation 4 too. But we're excited to know what you think of this game! How long have you been hyped for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth?
The game has done very well in Japan. In fact, despite a slow start with sales, the game went on to sell over 90% of its stock - quite the achievement. Another reviewer said that while the game doesn't reach the level of the Pokemon series, this is an indication that Digimon deserves to be mentioned alongside it. If they continue to build on this model we may see Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth represent the start of a Digimon revolution.
Are you excited for the release date of this game for the PS4? Let us know where you stand in the comments below!