The Caligula Effect: Overdose
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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?
Gamer Reviews127 Reviews
I really like this game. The battle mode is combine a bit of strategy mode. It is easy to play with a mix of planning skill. On top of it, there are 3 different endings. I don't understand why the playscore is so low here.
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Critic Reviews9 Reviews
Despite its embarrassing presentation and performance, I was mostly surprised with how much I ended up enjoying The Caligula Effect: Overdose‘s premise and gameplay. It’s a shorter, more streamlined, and less exaggerated take on what made Persona so popular to begin with. A JRPG with not a lot of hand-holding or exploration, but featuring a fantastic combat system and faster pacing to make up for it. A perfect addition for your JRPG catalogue while you wait for the more than inevitable port of Persona 5 for the Switch later this year.
Even without prior knowledge of the Persona series, it’s hard to walk away from this game without criticizing the quality. A boring story, uninteresting characters, and a soundtrack that begs you to play with the sound turned off are just a sample of the myriad reasons to avoid The Caligula Effect. For a select niche, the incredibly fun combat system may be worth overlooking all of the faults, if at least for a few hours.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose has a great combat system and an entertaining story, but poor visuals, a lack of meaningful choices, repetitive music, and a lackluster social system means this is a high school reunion you probably want to skip.