Review: Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy

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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
Experience Inc/ NIS America

Reviewed on: PS Vita (Exclusive)
Street: 07.24.14

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy can only be defined as a niche game. The game has solid mechanics, an interesting enough story and decent visuals that really are going to be enjoyed by a specific demographic. While first-person dungeon crawling can be made to be exciting and narrative-driven, this game is more driven by your own imagination, wandering dungeons until a beautifully drawn static image of a monster appears to battle. The premise of the game is one that can only make sense from the perspective of anime. High school kids are getting recruited to battle evil for a secret crime force that is located underneath the school, and no one has ever noticed (except for the police who are able to keep it quiet somehow). Aside from having to navigate the world via menus, the game is worth playing for fans of that genre. It’s not going to grab any new followers for the franchise as, at most times, it isn’t compelling. –Thomas Winkley