About this game
Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation
Content Rating: Teen
Tokyo Xanadu a massive action RPG! When high school student Kou Tokisaka encounters the nightmare realm known as the Eclipse, his world is forever changed. Reality distorts as monsters threaten the safety of Morimiya City. Kou must transform his soul into a powerful weapon to defeat the vile Eclipse once and for all!
Gamer Reviews133 Reviews
Critic Reviews12 Reviews
CJ Andriessen — Jun 29, 2017
The combat here is good, really good, and for some, that may be all they need. For you, that may be enough to convince you to plop down your $40 for this game. For me, the fun in Tokyo Xanadu is buried beneath so much unskippable, unpauseable, and unmemorable story I can’t in good conscience give it my full support.
Brandon Langrock — Jun 30, 2017
While Tokyo Xanadu never manages to stand out as anything remarkable or unique, the general foundation of the game is actually quite solid. Despite a repetitive structure and some boring dungeons, the action-based combat was effective in keeping my interest. The characters are also generally quite likeable, with their relationships and quirky personalities coming off as genuinely enjoyable.
Kimberley Wallace — Jul 10, 2017
While Tokyo Xanadu has some enjoyable elements, it suffers from its monotonous dungeons and predictable story structure. I look back fondly on some of the characters, and Nihon Falcom still has wonderful skill at constructing a believable and welcoming world. In the end, though, Tokyo Xanadu's flaws hold it back from standing out and being memorable.
Azario Lopez — Jun 29, 2017
I love Tokyo Xanadu for what is: a solid action RPG with a dramatic premise and an awesome cast of characters. The game impressed me with the responsive battle controls and beautiful special attacks. Even though the story didn’t amount to the standards Falcom has set in the past, Tokyo Xanadu truly shows what the PlayStation Vita is capable in terms of graphics and playability and I would happily play through the game again.
Tyler Valle — Jul 11, 2017
Tokyo Xanadu feels shallow and lacks any sort of motivation. In a time when JRPGs are in the middle of a proper renaissance, there is nothing about Tokyo Xanadu that stands apart from any other game in the genre, or even past games from Falcom.
Jason Bohn — Jun 29, 2017
If someone is going to borrow, there is no shame in borrowing from the best. While it’s a bit slower to start, the characters do become fleshed out and interesting. The modern Japanese setting, while becoming extremely popular, is not something that I have even remotely grown weary of. The action works well, with giant bosses and plenty of smaller things to beat on. While it can layer the systems on a tad too thick, there is still plenty of fun to be had.
Jae Lee — Jul 11, 2017
In theory, combining two of my favorite games into one sounds like a foolproof way to make one of the best games of all time. Unfortunately, the reality is not quite so grand as the mixture of the two elements has diluted the unique flavors to something that feels lacking but not entirely unpalatable.
Keri Honea — Jun 30, 2017
Tokyo Xanadu is a great fit for the Vita, as the repetitive chapter formula seems to be made for short bursts of play. If you’re going to pick it up at all, buy the Vita version; don’t wait for the PS4 release later this year.
Timothy Nunes — Jun 29, 2017
A lot feels right with Tokyo Xanadu, with gorgeous handheld graphics and a concept with a lot of potential, but the complete product chooses overall accessibility for depth of concept. Combat, narrative, and development do their job just enough to keep things working, but the hiccups and shortcomings keep holding the game back from the niche sleeper hit it could be.
ryuzaki57 — Dec 18, 2016
Cristallisant tous les efforts de Falcom pour améliorer la façon dont il raconte ses histoires, Tokyo Xanadu est un J-RPG très agréable à suivre dans la forme comme dans le fond. La remarquable mise en valeur des personnages et leurs styles variés apportent beaucoup de variété dans le divertissement, trait d'un bon J-RPG.
Gianluca Arena — Jul 09, 2017
Man mano che le ore di gioco aumentavano, dopo un certo scetticismo iniziale dovuto alla lentezza della trama e ad una serie di situazioni ritrite, Tokyo Xanadu ci ha conquistato a poco a poco, con quella sua strana commistione tra Persona 5, Trails of Cold Steel e Ys che lo rende sì poco originale ma anche tremendamente solido e divertente.
Tommaso Pugliese — Jun 29, 2017
Tokyo Xanadu è un titolo molto tradizionale sul piano narrativo, con un set di personaggi e situazioni stereotipati che sembrano gridare a gran voce come Nihon Falcom abbia voluto rischiare il minimo possibile su tale fronte, affidandosi a un canovaccio ultra collaudato. Le fasi action del gioco risultano però ben implementate e discretamente impegnative man mano che si procede, spronandoci a curare l'equipaggiamento e quindi a dedicare un po' di tempo alle attività collaterali da portare avanti nel tempo libero.