Parents' Guide to

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Adventure based on show is repetitive, frustrating.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Best Anime game ever

nice i love the game so much!
age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is created for fans of the popular series. With a range of missions retelling the events of the series and cut scenes pulled straight from the anime, it does a great job of making players feel like they're a part of the action, at least in small bursts. Eventually, things start to get a little repetitive, as the same stages are used and reused over and over, leaving a constant feeling of déjà vu.

One of the key elements in fighting Titans is the Omni-Directional Movement (ODM) Gear. Unfortunately, using the ODM is a complicated process. Targeting buildings and Titans, charging in with well-timed swings, managing ODM gas cylinders, and still trying to keep an eye out for Titan attacks can be overwhelming at first. It's very easy to get lost in the midst of things and fumble your moves while trying to adjust your view. Eventually, the learning curve levels off, but it's a taxing exercise in patience before you become effective in combat. Thankfully, players usually have backup, either in AI-controlled teammates in single-player or with other players in local and online multiplayer. It's a huge relief when someone saves you from becoming Titan chow at the last minute. Though Humanity in Chains does a good job of presenting the manga and anime sequences for players, the repetitive nature of play and learning curve probably will keep this game only for hard-core fans of the franchise.

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