The sci-fi anime action RPG Scarlet Nexus launches on June 25, and the reviews are in. While not everyone is familiar with the upcoming game, it has received generally positive reviews from critics, who have praised its relatable characters, its surprisingly compelling plot, and especially its deep combat system as pluses. The PS5 version of Scarlet Nexus currently sits at an 80 on GameSpot’s sister site Metacritic, and if you want more info on the reviews, read on below.
GameSpot’s review of Scarlet Nexus is still in the works, but reviews praise it as an unexpectedly good time, with Polygon going so far as to call it a “surprise gem.” Several of the below excerpts describe the game as a combination of the frenetic action of the Tales series with the social interaction systems of a Persona game. However, some critics have faulted its social systems for insufficient depth when compared to the confidant system of Persona 5 Royal. Still, many of the reviewers said they hope to see a sequel that iterates on the game’s core ideas. Additionally, multiple reviewers suggest that Scarlet Nexus is quite lengthy, clocking in at 60 hours or so.
“Scarlet Nexus has a colorful cast of characters and an impressive variety of gameplay mechanics, but for me, the unexpected cherry on top was its story,” wrote Polygon’s critic George Yang. “The chapters are very well-paced, and none of them overstays its welcome. 2021 is seeing quite a lot of JRPGs, with many of them being continuations of existing franchises or just remasters. But after having played through both of Scarlet Nexus’ storylines, I believe it has the potential to be a surprise hit this year for fans of the genre. Don’t let this brand-new futuristic brainpunk adventure slip past you.”
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