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  • Summary: Hack your way to the truth! After being accused of a crime he didn't commit, Keisuke Amazawa has no choice but to dive into the digital world and investigate to prove his innocence. Even if that means joining a group of hackers and help them to solve the troubles threatening this mysteriousHack your way to the truth! After being accused of a crime he didn't commit, Keisuke Amazawa has no choice but to dive into the digital world and investigate to prove his innocence. Even if that means joining a group of hackers and help them to solve the troubles threatening this mysterious universe. Between real and digital, here lies the truth!

    FEATURES:

    * Cyber Punk Atmosphere: Dive into a deeper and darker adventure, at crossroads between real and digital.

    * Deep and Addictive Gameplay: Experience the perfect mix between adventure, raining and battle with over 320 Digimon to discover. Enjoy a wider range of battle strategies in a classic turn based gameplay enhanced by Digimon's skills, compatibilities and combos.

    * The Untold Story: Discover the mysterious backstory to the events that happened in 'Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth'.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Jan 24, 2018
    87
    Hacker's Memory follows the same pattern that the previous title had but at the same time going one step beyond. A great combat system, an interesting story and characters and mostly the great soundtrack, with a few new themes added, and also a better pace on completing side missions complete an amazing title in this franchise.
  2. 80
    Although Digimon: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory is a blast to play and gives gamers a lot to do, it's essentially just more of the same.
  3. Jan 30, 2018
    77
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is a worthy successor. It is not a jaw-dropping, life-changing piece, but it is an enjoyable experience especially for a Digimon fan. The story is engaging from the first minute of gameplay and I personally found it difficult to turn the game off to go to bed. Overall, Hacker’s Memory is addicting and extremely satisfying, and here’s to hoping for a similar title in the near future.
  4. Jan 25, 2018
    70
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory may not be a true sequel to the 2016 original, but it’s a better version of a familiar experience. The visuals don’t shine as brightly on PS4 and players will have to wander through a lot of recycled content before encountering much new. While it would have been nice to have new areas, Hacker’s Memory is carried by its profoundly personal story, engrossing combat and progression mechanics, and various quality of life improvements. While newcomers may find the experience a little confusing, returning players will appreciate meeting up with returning characters and experiencing the enhancements implemented to improve the experience. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory may not be a true sequel, but the quality put into the story, combat and progression make it a worthy successor.
  5. Feb 20, 2018
    70
    Despite some of the shortcomings I found in the narrative and its inability to simply impress when it came to the conclusion of most cases, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker’s Memory manages to hold its weight. It's saying something when compared to other RPGs in the fighting monster team genre. The true stars of the show are the digimon, as they indeed should be, and there’s enough zaniness in the rest of the game to keep you entertained throughout its long running time. There’s room for improvement, though, and should the developers choose to keep this side of Digimon series going, we could see something truly amazing in the future. As it stands now, Hacker’s Memory is not a bad way to hang out with some of my new favorite digital friends.
  6. Jan 31, 2018
    70
    It feels so much like the original that even its few new additions like new Digimon and Dominion Battles start to slowly but surely feel less impactful over time. All the same charm, quirks, and missteps of the original game are captured all over again in Hacker’s Memory but for a full $59.99 price tag it just feels like this sequel could have, and should have, brought more to the table.
  7. Feb 12, 2018
    55
    A confusing product. It’s too complex and longwinded for kids, but too easy, repetitive, and derivative for most adults. The game was made with fans of the original Cyber Sleuth in mind, but will frustrate those same fans with its rampant rehashing. Hardcore Digimon devotes may find something to enjoy here, but most will want to forget Hacker's Memory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jan 19, 2018
    10
    A great game, with a good storyline, love the new additions to the game this time.
    Really good game!
  2. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    Guys seriously... if you pretend to buy games depending in critics you won`t buy any game in your life. People ALWAYS want to see somethingGuys seriously... if you pretend to buy games depending in critics you won`t buy any game in your life. People ALWAYS want to see something bad at anything even if its small and ALWAYS seek for perfectio. i just want a good gameplay,storyline and lots of playing hours. i recommend you to see various gameplays it`s the only way before buying even if it means a little spoiler. In my opinion i love this game because it`s similar to its predecesor and have new additions. Love and peace brothers!

    Sorry my english i´m from Argentina
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  3. Jan 26, 2018
    10
    love it with new Digimons, new locations, and i hope more DLC will come
    It was great game
  4. Sep 2, 2018
    9
    Pros:
    Nice Story (Starts a little slow but the ending stretch is amazing)
    Great characters Solid Soundtrack The Memory Server The Digimon
    Pros:
    Nice Story (Starts a little slow but the ending stretch is amazing)
    Great characters
    Solid Soundtrack
    The Memory Server
    The Digimon

    Cons:
    Repetitive areas
    Forced to do some side quest to advance the main story
    A lot of grinding
    Some cheap boss battles near the end
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  5. Jan 21, 2018
    9
    This does everything a sequel is supposed to do. They add new locations, new digimon, a new battle style which is really fun and adds depth toThis does everything a sequel is supposed to do. They add new locations, new digimon, a new battle style which is really fun and adds depth to certain characters. if you liked the first digimon cyber sleuth you will certainly enjoy this one. The only bad thing is the reusing of some locations but even that did not bother me because the story stands on its own overall it definitely deserves a higher end score Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2018
    6
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory
    More of the same
    Hackers Memory is the Prequel to Cyber Sleuth and its practically the same game
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory
    More of the same
    Hackers Memory is the Prequel to Cyber Sleuth and its practically the same game with a different story and more digimon to collect
    This game tells the story of the events leading up to the series current events as you follow a hacker trying to clear his name of a crime he didn’t commit… And I just couldn’t get into the story at all..
    I didn’t care what was going on one bit and unfortunately everything is subtitled, no English voice acting and you have to pay attention to dialog at times to know where to be going to progress this 70 hour long game… which hurt the overall feel of this otherwise decent and addictive monster collecting game.
    This is a poor mans version of persona meets pokemon…
    I would imagine if you combined the 2 games and shipped it before you bothered to put any effort into world building this would be it…
    It has really great mechanics…
    But the game itself is very bare bones..
    You spend your time going back and forth between the digital world and the real world.. none of which are fun to explore..
    The game start with you choosing one of 3 digimon and you set out compelting tasks in both of the worlds that you can freely go into and out of, clearing your name and solving cases for some items and cash..
    cash that can be used both to buy digimon and items for battle and leveling…
    Like pokemon every digimon has an element attached to them and there for a weakness, and you can exploit these weaknesses in battle.. however unlike pokemon to capture a digimon you don’t have to weaken it.. you simply run into them enough and youre able to create your own back in the digi lab.. which is basically a poke center…
    battles are just like that of pokemon it’s a turn based rpg but battles are so easy that you can rely on the auto battle option for anything that isn’t a high level boss fight…
    Making battles just as unengaging as the rest of this games world…
    And to digivolve a character all you have to do is select them in the lab once their stats are right and choose the character they turn to on your quest to catch them all…
    This is where the addictiveness comes into play..
    I actually had a lot of fun swapping in different characters and putting unused characters on the farm to level up while I was out.. digivolving and undigivolving to reset them to level one, but at the same time increase their level cap…
    This is where party building can get so clever…
    you can just have a massively overpowered team.. you have to keep it balanced.. and the higher digivolved CHARACTER YOU HAVE THE MORE SPACE they take up.. so to help you keep a strong team you have to do this evolving and devolving to increase their stats for tougher battles
    though you don’t really have to start thinking of this until about 10 hours into the game.. this is when youll actually start running into threats
    However the addictive monster collecting is all this game has to offer…
    no interesting world, no interesting story
    If you really loved the first Cyber Sleuth then congrats you get to play it again with more digimon to collect this time.
    Which admittedly is really fun and addictive for a while…
    And therefor ultaltey still makes this a decently okay gaming experience
    But nothing aside from the collecting and grinding is any good
    I give Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory
    a 6.5/10
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  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    Digimon is a decaying series, so it doesnt surprise me that its next attempt at a game comes with a very weak story, bad gameplay mechanics,Digimon is a decaying series, so it doesnt surprise me that its next attempt at a game comes with a very weak story, bad gameplay mechanics, and boring digimon, despite those being in theory the most important part of such a game. It's time for Bandai Namco to move on to healthier series Expand

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