Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is going to be a pretty straightforward sequel, for better or worse. The first game was a surprise success and started a mini digi-revolution, which lead to more Digimon games getting released. It seems like the sequel won’t be changing too much from the original game, which could ruffle some fan feathers.
Gematsu recently uncovered more details about the game’s Japanese website, but it seems like there won’t be much new. Since the game was advertised as a side story to the first game, this might have been expected. Here is hoping that the settings and story are different enough to make the game playable, just like the first.
Hacker’s Foggy Memory
When Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory comes out, the original will be two years old already. Japanese fans are getting the game bundled with the original, so it would be great if US gamers got it. God Eater 2 came bundled with God Eater: Resurrection for some, so it’s definitely not an impossibility, assuming it actually happens.
Fans that played the first game will be more aware of the similarities, so the overall reaction of the sequel will be interesting. The website doesn’t really detail anything new with the game, just restating features that were in the first game. A new story and more interesting characters could help the game feel fresh, if there isn’t anything new gameplay-wise.
Normally, fans wouldn’t like a sequel that mostly redoes the same thing as the original game, though time will tell. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory might retread the same ground, but the lack of Digimon games might increase interest. Currently, the PS4 only has Digimon World: Next Order and the original Cyber Sleuth, so more games isn’t a bad thing.
To be fair, the original game was quite addictive, combining quick turn-based battles with tons of monster breeding as well. Bandai Namco promised 320 Digimon would be in the game, which should add even more replayability to the turn-based JRPG. As long as the sequel is fun and has a unique story, it should gain a fanbase and ensure a bright future for more Digimon games.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is slated for an early 2018 release on PS4 and PS Vita. The retail release will be for PS4 only, while the Vita version is digital only, just like the first game. Digimon World: Next Order is available now on PS4 only.