About this game
Content Rating: Mature
Mobius. An idyllic world that lets people forget about the pain and problems of reality. Created by a sentient vocaloid program, μ (Mu), reality and fantasy have become blurred, allowing people to relive their high school years in bliss -- but just how real is a virtual happiness?
Critic Reviews10 Reviews
Josh Tolentino — Mar 07, 2019
The Caligula Effect: Overdose is still definitely a flawed, frustrating work. Its shortcomings are many, and might still be too intractable for some, but the refinements and additions have,for me at least, papered over the cracks just enough to make it worth putting up with. Patient and curious JRPG enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate, if not necessarily love, if they try for a quick stay in Mobius.
Lucas Rivarola — Mar 05, 2019
There are good ideas and elements that almost make this remake worth it, and on the whole it does make some improvements over the original game, albeit slight ones. Still, perhaps it really is for the best to just let these characters go home like they want to and leave the world of Caligula behind.
We Got This Covered
Gabs Tanner — Mar 12, 2019
The Caligula Effect: Overdose is like a sandwich made out of really nice bread, but poor filling. There’s a great combat system and serious personal message, here. Yet, it’s buried beneath tedious dungeon design, poor pacing, and a bland story. Putting everything through a new engine, then adding more characters is like handing back the same sandwich with a few extra slices of bread on either side. It ultimately suffers from having too much content with too little heart or flavor.
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Jelani James — Mar 16, 2019
All in all, though, I’m pleased with what I got. I never played the original Caligula Effect and I’m glad that I didn’t, as I probably would have looked at this as if it had something to prove to me. Instead, I was able to view an interesting, albeit flawed, game featuring exemplary music and artwork with a fresh lens, and I can’t really say no to that.
Zack Potter — Apr 01, 2019
Overall, The Caligula Effect: Overdose does give the player some things to enjoy through their 30+ hour experience. Even with an engaging combat system to some fun side characters, it just doesn’t have enough to carry all the dullness it brings with it in its story and environments. And with other games like Persona 5 that do almost everything Caligula Effect: Overdose has done but better, it’s a little tough to recommend. Despite the competition, The Caligula Effect: Overdose offers a solid experience that has some features that make it worth trying it out at the very least.
Andrew King — Mar 06, 2019
In the end, there isn’t much here that feels fully developed. While The Caligula Effect: Overdose has some interesting ideas, none of them really work. I suspect that after some time with The Go-Home Club, players will be longing to go home to the cozy comfort of a classic JRPG. Better to avoid this simulation from the start.
Thomas Froehlicher — Nov 03, 2018
With a lot of great content, much of it new, including added characters and a high volume of additional story elements, The Caligula Effect Overdose is a remarkable example of a valuable remake. Despite technical improvements that come in under expectations, Furyu's title certainly deserves its Overdose subtitle. And with so much new and exciting stuff to enjoy, even the fans of the original PSVita version should be delighted.
Max Williams — Mar 13, 2019
Given the team behind it and pretty much everything about how the game presents itself, it’s also nigh impossible not to compare it to Persona, and if you like the Persona series, then you’re bound to get some enjoyment out of The Caligula Effect: Overdose‘s take on things. It’s an interesting take on the same formula with a neat, musical twist. It just takes a bit of patience.
Jens Bischoff — Mar 15, 2019
Die Figuren bewegen beim Sprechen nicht einmal ihre Lippen und der neuerdings wahlweise weibliche oder männliche Protagonist bleibt sogar komplett stumm. Sprachausgabe gibt’s nur selten und ausschließlich auf Japanisch, deutsche Untertitel überhaupt nicht. Zudem ist die englische Schrift zum Teil recht klein, was vor allem im Handheld-Modus der Switch negativ auffällt. Touch-Unterstützung gibt’s auf der Nintendo-Konsole ebenfalls keine. In dieses Comeback hätte man ruhig mehr investierten können...
DottorKillex — Mar 21, 2019
Difficile assegnare più di una onesta sufficienza ad un prodotto come The Caligula Effect Overdose, che si accontenta di scimmiottare uno dei brand più forti sul mercato dei giochi di ruolo giapponesi senza provare minimamente a distinguersi nè a livello narrativo nè in quanto a direzione artistica.