Digimon Survive, the long-awaited game based on the digital monster anime that many of us remember with nostalgia (as a hardcore Pokémon alternative), was finally released on July 29th, four years after its announcement, both worldwide and in Spanish translation.
Digimon Survive is available at PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch und PCbut Bandai Namco didn’t distribute test codes before the release, so many fans didn’t know what to expect when the day came.
This led to the disappointment of some fans who were expecting an RPG, and what they found was a visual novel with tactical turn-based combat, although these are not the main part of the game.
But after the “Review Bombing” period, the reviews from the press and users who really tried it have arrived and reality has prevailed: Digimon Survive is a very remarkable game.
It currently has an 80 on OpenCritic as well. is around 80 MetaCritic (depending on the platform), in both professional and user reviews. These are the first reviews.
Nintendo Life: One of the best visual novels of the year, with plenty of heart and suspense to the end, full of well-written characters and life-or-death situations, even if those who expect more from combat will miss out. Despite the slow start, it’s worth it. 8/10
Dexerto: It’s not without flaws, but with the many endings to see, the different evolutions, and the 100+ Digimon, the replay value is excellent. It won’t be for everyone due to the amount of text, and those expecting more action will be disappointed, but if you’re looking for a dark storyline in the Digimon world, it’s perfect. 8/10
TechRaptor: For fans of Digimon or visual novels, this is one of the best stories. The fights are entertaining, but some of the mechanics are not fully developed. 8,5/10
CGMagazine: It combines an interesting and dark story with excellent turn-based combat that evokes the spirit of the anime. 9/10
PlayStation LifeStyle: Despite some obnoxious characters, the story is a gritty take on the series and the combat is well-executed for its simplicity. The graphic style and the music are good, even if some twists take longer than necessary, and the interface leaves something to be desired. 7/10
Nintendo World Report: The risks it took in terms of gameplay, presentation and story have been worth it for me, and it really feels like a new era of Digimon, more mature, darker and intense. This is understandably not for everyone, but if you have plenty of time to immerse yourself in the story, Digimon Survive will do the trick. 8/10
Gaming Bolt: Although very different from Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, Survive has many merits of its own, and fans of Digimon or visual novels will love it. 8/10
Digimon Survive is available now for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, priced at €49.99, in both physical and digital formats. As you’ve read, it’s highly recommended for Digimon fans, but you should be aware that based almost entirely on reading texts, combat is secondary..
If you already play it, in Hobby Consolas we offer you Digimon Survive guides such as all the routes, the best answers to be friends with Gigadramon, how to be friends with Gatomon, how to be friends with Angemon, or how you are friends with other creatures.