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|Revenant Saga Review by Phillip Pinyan
Posted on March 7, 2018 (1302 Views)
|Revenant Saga (Switch) Review via NintendoWorldReport
Revenant Saga is a slightly above-average throwback RPG on Switch, with a 10-20 hour main quest (there is also a post-game dungeon if you're into that sort of thing). For a budget-priced retro-style JRPG on Switch, Revenant Saga mostly delivers what it promises. Just don't expect to see anything new or done better than the games it was inspired by.
|Review: Revenant Saga (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life
Revenant Saga sets out to offer a simple, throwback JRPG on Switch, and while it certainly ticks those boxes it doesn't actually end up being very fun to play. An unremarkable story, uneven presentation and interface issues hold this already unambitious effort back, and while it brings some excellent ideas to the table — like battle Transformations and single-handed control — they're not enough to recommend the experience. If you're starved for an old-school RPG on the Switch, I Am Setsuna is still your best bet at the moment — otherwise, the 3DS' treasure trove of turn-based adventures awaits.
|Revenant Saga Review via Nintendo Insider
Where Revenant Saga summons strength in the ideas for its combat systems, it falls short in nearly every other regard. It’s never pleasant to have to rag on a game, but there’s a lack of care with the whole experience more than anything. And, if the developer doesn’t care enough, then the general impression that the player is left with leaves them not caring as much about the world that they are placed in. And that is a worrying flaw to have.
|Revenant Saga Review via Switch Player
Revenant Saga contains a worthwhile story premise that tragically gets lost in the midst of an altogether poor experience. JRPG fans may find some enjoyment in the combat mechanics, but for everyone else, not even its reasonable price should tempt you into this.
|Review: Revenant Saga (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded
About the best thing I can say about it is that it's not overly long, which in itself will sound like a criticism to some, but after witnessing Persona 5 ruin itself by being fifty hours long, I've come to admire JRPGs that know not to outstay their welcome. Revenant Saga at least knows that its ability to hold my attention is limited.
April 30, 2018 03:17:42 PM
|I have a bunch of the earlier Kemco games on my phone/tablet, but honestly just haven't gotten around to playing most of them yet. I've enjoyed the comfort-food nature of the ones I have played, even if they are completely unmemorable and unremarkable. Despite a much higher price-point, I think I'd be more interested in playing them if I got them on my Switch (or even other platforms) aside from Android. I'll have to grab this (when its on better sale than the $9.09 that just ended).|
January 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM
|My take: Revenant Saga is, like the other Kemco/EXE Create JRPGS, a mediocre game at best. But that's not to say it isn't worth your time.
This game in particular is much improved in comparison to Kemco's other JRPG I played, Antiquia Lost. It still has microtransactions, but they are much less abrasive about them. Like AL, I would recommend avoiding them outside of exp/money boosters and only using those if you gain enough currency in-game to purchase them (ie. don't spend a dime on microtransactions).
Revenant Saga will, for the most part, be easy for most RPG veterans. They have two difficulties, and I would suggest the Hard mode if you want the best non-faceroll experience. Even then, there's only a handful of situations where it might be considered challenging. The story is much improved in comparison to Antiquia Lost, but still not stellar by any means.
Revenant Saga features traditional 2D JRPG pixel art graphics on the overworld, and 3d graphics in combat. Honestly, I prefer a consistent style when it comes to these type of games, so pixel art in combat would have been preferred. Even though it is 3D, it isn't very appealing.
As I said with Antiquia Lost, Revenant Saga may be worth your time if you're really itching for a traditional JRPG on the Switch. This one is definitely the better of the two current Kemco titles. Just don't expect anything groundbreaking and you should have a good enough time.
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