For those that haven’t noticed, the Digimon brand has been making moves lately and I mean in a good way. From a new anime series Digimon Tri to new games both console and mobile, all have been good additions to the digital world. We all remember Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, well its back with a sequel or new story in the same universe. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hackers Memor’y was released December 14, 2017 in Japan and we finally got our hands on it here as it launches in the West. Get ready for our dive into the Digital World with our Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory review. Let’s do this! )Longest game title award?)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hackers Memory is an RPG where you play a hacker who solves the mysteries of troubled people all while searching for the hacker who raided your account. It should go without saying that as a sequel game you will see some familiar faces from the previous game. Cyber Sleuth is a turn-based RPG where you are able to raise and train your own team of Digimon to help you on your journey.
In the beginning, you have a choice between Betamon, Tentomon, and Gotsumon. Normally I would choose Betamon because I like his digivolutions from the TV show but I chose Gotsumon for this run. Unlike the previous game in this series, you do not have the choice of choosing the gender of the main character. I know for many that this is a game changer. I saw this change as the developers writing a more character focused story.
As it is in many a Digimon RPG’s you are able to scan Digimon and acquire them for yourself once you have collected enough data on them. Those Digimon can then be sent to the farm where they will be able to train, investigate and develop items for you. This can all be done in the DigiLab once unlocked. As well as raising Digimon you are able to battle other players and their team of Digimon. Winning will net you some coins, which you can use to buy things like accessories for your Digimon and avatars to use in the network battle mode. To access network battles you will have to unlock the DIgilab first but let me say that won’t be long.
Now as for what I could say is wrong with the Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory, there isn’t much wrong. It has a good story, good graphics, great music, style, and animation. The gameplay which will be you solving mysteries while having random turn-based battle encounters is fun. You will also encounter domination battles in which you must gain a certain amount of points by taking over areas for your team. One downside would be the inability to choose a gender at the beginning. I know for some having that choice was important to them in the previous game.
Digimon Cyber Sleuth: Hackers Memory is a great game with a great story. Worth playing or trying if you feel it might not be your cup of tea. If you are a fan of Digimon like me I won’t have to tell you the fun in being able to play another Digimon RPG. If you give it a try let me know your thoughts below.
Note: Our copy was reviewed on PS4 with a code provided by PR.