Parents' Guide to

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Monster collection brings mystery, fun in new adventure.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


Loved that i was playing a Digimon game that took me back to my days watching DigimonLinks. Dissappointed because unless you look up all the hacks on how to train your Digimon to their highest ability. You get to the end of the game and get a game over, wasting a half hour fight that you can’t win without going back and redoing things.... glad i bought this used.

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Although the Digimon franchise has never quite reached the popularity of a certain competitor's pocket monster franchise, it's still managed to build a strong and loyal fan base. Some of these fans may have grown up a bit over the years, but that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. With Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, the series does a little growing up of its own while giving players a little bit of everything. The result is an addictive mix of role-playing, fighting, collecting, and simulation, all wrapped up nicely in a surprisingly deep mystery.

From a presentation standpoint, Cyber Sleuth doesn't look bad, but it's also not pushing the PS4's capabilities. It looks like an upscaled Vita game, which should come as no surprise since the game is also available for Sony's portable console. Some of the animations are a bit stiff, and a free-moving camera is sorely lacking. Despite this, there's so much going on from a gameplay perspective, you'll hardly notice. Between scanning and battling Digimon, caring for and evolving them in the DigiLab and farm, investigating cases, and even testing your Digimon's mettle in online matches, there's a little bit of everything here for anyone's tastes. And while the overall experience is a bit more mature of an outing for the franchise, Cyber Sleuth never loses sight of the youthful fun that first grabbed fans' attention.

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