Slated for an early 2018 release, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory has many JRPG fans excited for it. The first Cyber Sleuth game was an unexpected surprise that most liked, so the sequel should keep the momentum going. From what we’ve seen thus gar, it looks more of the same, which isn’t bad, but could eventually be troublesome.
While a fun game in it’s own right, the original Cyber Sleuth did have problems that needed fixing. Now that a sequel is coming, fans are hoping to see improvements made so that they can enjoy it more. Once again, the original game wasn’t a bad one and was quite fun, but a sequel should do more than introduce new Digimon.
Better Dungeon Design
A number of the first game’s dungeons will be returning in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory. This might not be a good thing considering the dungeons were a bit dull to go through, since they were a wee bit generic. Thankfully, new dungeons have also been confirmed, so fans are hoping that these dungeons are more varied than before.
No Random Battles
Some argue that the first game’s success was due to the old-school JRPG system it implemented, like turn-based battles. While those are fine, the random battles made traversing through the dull dungeons made playing the game feel like work. It’s doubtful that this will be fixed, since scanning enemy Digimon is essential, but one can dream.
One of the more unfortunate elements of the first game was the player’s avatar, who was the usual mute protagonist. While the character had more facial expressions than player avatars in Pokemon, there still wasn’t much personality to him/her. Now that players are seemingly stuck with one character in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory, he could have more personality this time.
The game’s story also seems darker than the first game, which already had a number of dark moments in it. Since the sequel will supposedly tell another side of the original Cyber Sleuth story, it should be fun to see the two games connect. At the least, it will make fans want to replay the first game before picking up the sequel, which comes out in early 2018.
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory will be released internationally in early 2018, while Japan gets the game this year. Like the first Cyber Sleuth, physical and digital copies for the PS4 version will be available. Vita owners will only get the game via a digital release, which is better than nothing.