20 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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Jarren NavarreteJun 21, 2021
Overall, Scarlet Nexus is worth getting, especially for those who wish to challenge themselves. The story, animation, gameplay, and setting prove that Scarlet Nexus has what it takes to become a new tipping point for Bandai Namco to outdo other JRPG titles. I highly recommend players to play the demo first, then if they are satisfied, get the full version of the game.
Eric Van AllenJun 23, 2021
Scarlet Nexus is, ultimately, some gorgeous, action-heavy comfort food. It is Saturday morning anime in game form, and while it will struggle to hold your attention from a story perspective, it’s also a good way to lose 30 hours in a fun combat system. It’s not a narrative powerhouse, but if you need a vehicle for bashing monsters with the might of your brain, it’ll suit that need just fine.
Elliott GaticaJun 23, 2021
From the music to the visuals, from the gameplay to the story, this game packs quite the punch. Scarlet Nexus is a game that has definitely had a lot of love put into it. It isn’t some kind of one-and-done, generic feeling hack and slash game that people vaguely remember six months after launch. It’s a game that deserves the attention from people who like anime games and those on the fence about it.
Victor VellasJun 23, 2021
Overall, Scarlet Nexus is a simple, yet great and enjoyable experience for any fan of the genre out there. You hunt monsters, make yourself and your allies stronger, gather resources for making new cosmetics and gear, constantly unlock new features for inside and outside of combat, all that while you watch an interesting story materialize in front of your eyes.
Richard WalkerJun 30, 2021
Going rather heavy on its convoluted, nutty storyline, Scarlet Nexus delivers on all fronts as far as its combat is concerned, with fast, flexible action that's always a joy. Bandai Namco's game is certainly bizarre, but it's also unique and well worth playing - it's the best Brain Punk game ever made.
Ryan StevensJun 23, 2021
While there are gameplay hiccups and under-utilized systems, Scarlet Nexus has enough exciting combat and brain-twisting story to find its audience, and deliver major fun for those who enjoy its acquired taste.
LaSt04KaJun 23, 2021
The game combines a good combat system, an extensive deep storyline, and nice graphics. The interactions between the protagonists and the world look believable, and you can tell that developers have a lot of love for characters and the world of Scarlet Nexus.
Mitchell SaltzmanJun 25, 2021
Scarlet Nexus' combat is thrilling and its story surprisingly deep, and while it's let down by limited enemy and stage variety, the strength of its characters is enough to lift it high above your average anime inspired action RPG.
Heidi KempsJun 24, 2021
Even though the plot devolves into a trope-filled sludge pool by the end, I don’t feel like Scarlet Nexus was a waste of time. Yes, the excitement of combat begins to taper off towards the end of Scarlet Nexus’s twenty-odd-hour runtime--and the areas in the final stretch of the game feel overly long--but I had a good deal of fun mixing up my SAS abilities, crushing enemies in my Brain Field, and watching my team have a video game tournament at our base to settle an argument over living space boundaries.
Stefan BriesenickJun 23, 2021
Bandai Namco is clearly making an effort to explain the many abstract and complex subjects of Scarlet Nexus in an appropriate manner, but they do not always succeed in that. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of the storytelling are self-created by the dual narrative structure which makes it hard to swallow the plot twists on your first playthrough.
GameCentralJun 24, 2021
As a new IP it’s hard to know how well Scarlet Nexus will do but it certainly has all the hallmarks of a new cult classic, one that could even break into the mainstream with the right marketing and word of mouth. At a time when multiple companies seem afraid to appear ‘too Japanese’ going in the opposite direction has paid off handsomely for Bandai Namco.
Khari TaylorJun 23, 2021
Scarlet Nexus is the fresh, new Action JRPG that gamers weary of the “Tales of” series formula have been needing to see from Bandai Namco for a while now, and it shines especially bright on next gen consoles.
Víctor MartínezJul 28, 2021
Imagino que es una forma de ser muy Bandai Namco, que apela justo a un tipo de público no muy general pero sí suficientemente amplio como para que no sea imposible pensar en un season pass que expanda el juego, como pasó con Code Vein. En este caso, no sé si ha sido suerte o que han encontrado por fin la fórmula adecuada pero a mí me ha dejado boquiabierto.
Matthias SchmidJul 08, 2021
Scarlet Nexus ist ein richtig gutes Action-Rollenspiel geworden, das dynamische Kämpfe mit einer interessanten Spielwelt verbindet. Ich hätte zwar auf manche übereilte Storywendung verzichten können und mir manchmal etwas längere Actionpassagen zwischen den langen Dialogen gewünscht, trotzdem kann ich den Titel auch all jenen ans Herz legen, die traditionell keine Liebesbeziehung zum japanischen Rollenspiel pflegen.
TheXsableJun 23, 2021
Scarlet Nexus est une franche réussite pour ce qui est de l'action. Avec ses combats nerveux et survoltés, on se rend rapidement puissant manette en main, surtout dès lors que l'on peut emprunter le pouvoir de ses alliés à la volée. Cette action est aidée par framerate qui ne flanche pas sur consoles next-gen malgré le déluge d'effets à l'écran qui peuvent engendrer des soucis de lisibilité.
Денис КнязевJul 12, 2021
Главная же ценность Scarlet Nexus — в динамичных сражениях и сюжете. Последний пытается удивить слишком уж часто, и порой получается хуже, чем хотелось бы, но в целом история держит до финала. Возможно, что большинство сюжетных ходов хорошо знакомы поклонникам аниме, на которых игра в первую очередь и рассчитана, но даже им Scarlet Nexus есть что предложить.
Samet Basri TaşlıJun 23, 2021
Scarlet Nexus, özellikle son bölümlerde oyunun gereksiz bir şekilde uzatılması canımı sıkmış olsa bile, dinamik dövüş sistemi, her karakterin kendine özel hikayesi, seslendirme ve müzik konusunda iyi bir iş çıkarılması gibi artıları sayesinde kendini affettiren bir oyun oldu. Animelerden hiç hoşlanmayan ya da bu grafik stilini sevmeyen oyuncuları ayrı tutup, geri kalan herkese önerebileceğim bir oyun olmuş.
Chris BoersJun 23, 2021
Scarlet Nexus is een heerlijke game geworden met snelle gameplay en een intrigerend verhaal met constant nieuwe verrassingen en plotwendingen, waardoor je steeds verder wil spelen om te weten wat er verder gaat gebeuren. De onderlinge interacties tussen de teamleden dragen bij aan zowel het verhaal als de gameplay, waarbij de rustige ‘stand by’ episodes afgewisseld worden met dynamische gevechten die behoorlijk uitdagend kunnen zijn.
KorecJul 05, 2021
Takže Namco Bandai sa vydáva trošku iným smerom a popri klasickej sérii Tales či adaptácii manga seriálov má novú značku. Nie je vôbec márna, dá sa na nej ďalej stavať a minimálne prvá polovica vás zaujme solídnym námetom, dejom i prísľubom. A chytľavý súbojový systém s extra možnosťami sa tiež ukazuje ako kvalitný a neodoláte ani jednej misii. Nie je to špička žánru, ale na štart potenciálnej série silný nadpriemerný zážitok.
Χρήστος ΧατζησάββαςJul 06, 2021
Η αίσθηση που αφήνει το Scarlet Nexus όταν πέσουν οι τίτλοι τέλους είναι κάτι που δεν συμβαίνει πολύ συχνά πλέον. Ένα παιχνίδι που ίσως δεν τράβηξε τα βλέμματα όσο έπρεπε από την ανακοίνωσή του μέχρι σήμερα, καταλήγει να αφήνει τον παίκτη να ζητάει περισσότερο κι αναμφίβολα θα δημιουργηθεί ένα franchise (όπως αφήνει να εννοηθεί το τέλος) εφόσον οι πωλήσεις το επιτρέψουν.