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Parents' Guide to

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Digimon franchise grows up in adventure collection.

Game Nintendo Switch , Windows 2019
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It was back in 2016 when this franchise debuted on the PlayStation 4 with a fresh take on the popular series. After establishing a whole new, somewhat more mature Digimon Universe, the game's sequel came along with another, even grittier spin on things, cementing these shifts in the status quo and giving eager fans something unexpected, and now, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition brings both of these adventures to a new audience. Packaging the two games together makes for a huge Digimon adventure. Alone, each game already kept players constantly busy, whether by following the story, taking on a litany of side quests, or caring for and playing with your Digimon pals on their virtual refuge. Doubling up on that is a massive time sink that can feel a bit daunting and exhausting, but still a lot of fun … much like binging a show on Netflix.

Admittedly, the Cyber Story games already looked a little dated when they first came out in 2016, and not much has been done to improve on that in the years since. The animations are still a bit stiff and there are still issues with the in-game camera. Things improve significantly in combat, where the animation is dynamic, smooth, and chock-full of action. And while Hacker's Memory seemed more like an expansion than a true sequel when it was first released, the game's "more of the same" feeling feels perfectly fine when packed in with the original. Moving right from one game to the other feels like a much more natural progression this time around.

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