Scarlet Nexus Review

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IGN 25 June, 2021 - 02:17pm 44 views

How long is scarlet nexus?

Scarlet Nexus takes around 25 hours to complete on average, but that isn't the full story. These numbers assume that the player is of average skill and takes some time to do some of the optional content. That said, it also only accounts for one single playthrough. Game RantScarlet Nexus: How Long to Beat | Game Rant

Is Scarlet Nexus open world?

This being a game made by the Tales Of team, Scarlet Nexus is an RPG set mainly in a kinda open-world city. The main backdrop is called New Himuka, a futuristic city that's a mish-mash of Western and Japanese aesthetics. kakuchopurei.comWhat You Need To Know About Scarlet Nexus, The Next Big Anime RPG Game From Bandai Namco

Reach your full psionic potential with these Scarlet Nexus gameplay tips, out now

PlayStation.Blog 25 June, 2021 - 04:00pm

Cadets, prepare to deploy! Scarlet Nexus is available today, June 25 on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. We’re excited to share the experience of the Scarlet Nexus universe and the stories of our two protagonists, Yuito Kisaragi and Kasane Randall. As the new cadets of the OSF, you will lead a small team of psionically gifted allies as you tackle The Others: monstrous lifeforms that threaten the people.

In addition to showcasing the game’s anime-inspired visuals in native 4K at 60 FPS, Scarlet Nexus utilizes the PS5’s DualSense controller to add a more realistic, physical dimension to your gameplay. You will feel each of Yuito and Kasane’s psychokinetic actions amplified by the enhanced sensations of the DualSense controller haptics. The movement of each psychokinetically manipulated object is amplified with haptic vibrations, and lifting objects responds with dynamic tension in the adaptive triggers to simulate the sensation of weight and resistance in real life. 

To help you on your journey on Scarlet Nexus, we created this brief tips and tricks guide. From here, learn about the Struggle Arms System (SAS), bonding with allies, The Others, and more. Hopefully, these tips will help you on your journey with Yuito and Kasane.

Want to put these tips to the test? You can play the Scarlet Nexus’s Demo for free at PlayStation Store. Play both Yuito and Kasane’s paths and save your data to get additional DLC rewards from the demo to score cosmetic items and plug-in to increase your attack and defense. 

Choose the Deluxe Edition to obtain the Brain Punk Bundle, additional costumes, outfits, and three additional SAS Plug-in Variations to further boost your abilities in earning experience as well as combat. We hope you enjoy the world of Scarlet Nexus and we’re looking forward to you joining the Other Suppression Force today.

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I’m loving this game so the combat is great and the story to I can’t wait for the anime so thank you for making this new IP IS AMAZING

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Scarlet Nexus - Yuito vs Kasane Boss Fight

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10 Minutes Of Scarlet Nexus Gameplay With A Boss Fight

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Tips For Playing Scarlet Nexus

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Scarlet Nexus features a dual storyline. At the start of the game, before you really get a grasp of how things work, you’ll have to choose who to play as: Yuito or Kasane. Both have similar movesets and show the same plot, albeit from opposite perspectives. But there are some notable differences. The short version is that Yuito is a bit easier to get a handle on, while Kasane’s a bit tougher to play. On the flip side, she has a headier, more intriguing plotline. Choice is yours. Our deeper guide could help, though.

Read More: Should You Play As Yuito Or Kasane?

Yes, Scarlet Nexus has an autosave, but it’s not exactly reliable. In my experience it tends to line up with the designated save spots anyway. Don’t trust it! You’ll be let down, I promise. Instead, whenever you see this weirdo:

Scarlet Nexus features around 20 main characters, all of whom cycle in and out of the story. Now, mix that up with a dual-narrative plot. It’s a lot to keep track of. By opening up the “library” tab, you can read short character bios for every person. When learning who’s who and what’s what, these descriptions are required reading. That way, you’ll do more Knowing What’s Going On and less, “Ohhh, right, that person!”

Yuito and Kasane largely have the same skills, though their respective trees are laid out in a different order. For both characters, Rebound is, without question, the most helpful skill you can get. Without this skill, when you’re knocked down, you just kinda...stay there, immobile for a beat or two, which leaves you wide open to attacks. Once you’ve unlocked it, you can tap Circle (on PlayStation) to instantly bounce back up.

Auto-Heal doesn’t heal you in battle (you’ll need to unlock a later, secret skill for that) but it does restore your health between battles. Since you can only carry 10 healing items, it’s better to save those for the actual fights.

While you’re at it, make sure you’re full up on healing items whenever you pass the shop (same thing as the save spot guy). You never know when Scarlet Nexus will throw a boss fight or a multi-wave throng of enemies your way.

Yuito and Kasane have formidable telekinetic powers, and they’re thrilling to use alone. But combat truly shines when you combine those powers with the powers of your party members. Hurling a fridge at an enemy is cool. Hurling a fridge that’s on fire is infinitely cooler.

Typically, you can only activate one of these abilities at any given moment. But, by unlocking Concurrent SAS Activation, you can activate two at the same time. (A similar skill eventually allows you to do four at once. Just takes a bit to unlock it.)

Some skills look good on paper, yet aren’t nearly as helpful as their flavor text suggests. Steer clear of…

You’ll get a lot of it—and you’ll get it quickly, too.

Fairly early on, the shop will start offering an “exchange” option. Instead of handing over 100 of whatever the currency in Scarlet Nexus is called for a light jelly (the basic healing item), you can pass over two “battle record” items, which you’ll find naturally just by defeating enemies and serve no other purpose other than to be used for barter via “exchange.” Everything in the shop has an exchange cost. And everything you can use in the exchange is fairly easy to come by.

Scarlet Nexus features so, so many side characters, many of whom will cycle in and out of your party—and bring their kickass superpowers with them. Outside of combat, you can work toward building a bond with each character, tiered at six different levels. At the second level, their ability will cool down a bit faster. At the fifth level, that ability lasts longer. You can further unlock special attacks and such.

Objects marked with R2 are standard fare: You pick them up, you throw them, your enemies lose some health. Those marked with L2, on the other hand, deal a whole lot more damage, sometimes even killing enemies in one hit. The only drawback? Most of them spark a quick-time event. (I know, I know...But it’s worth it, I promise!)

Forget what Alec Baldwin taught you. In Scarlet Nexus, the acronym stands for “Always Be Crushing.” After you wail on an enemy for a bit, they’re open to a one-hit kill move called a Brain Crush (bosses excepted). Whenever you see L2 pop up over an enemy’s head, hit it. You’ll get a bit of bonus XP for pulling the Brain Crush off. Plus, it looks cool as hell:

Scarlet Nexus is damn good fun—once it gets up to speed

The A.V. Club 25 June, 2021 - 12:00am

Imagine my surprise, then, when Scarlet Nexus proved to be, not just significantly better than Code Vein, but a legitimate blast to play, full of charmingly written characters, and a combat system that steadily layers in rich new mechanics as the player progresses. The opening few hours are a little slow, admittedly, and its opening gameplay sections rote. (There is no reason, for instance, to have players spend as much time as they do wandering around its generically cyberpunk city Suoh; when fast travel eventually arrives, it can’t come fast enough.) But once I hit the actual meat of the game, I was happily shocked to find myself quickly moving from “Hey, let’s give it a try” to actively wanting to not put it down, slipping into a groove that saw me blowing the game’s monstrous Others away with a steadily widening pool of engaging powers.

Those powers, or their early absence, are the big reason Nexus suffers from that aforementioned slow start. Friendship is power in this universe (aw!) and the game takes its time in allowing the player to accrue a full party of the teen sci-fi soldiers who make up its playable roster. (Once again, it seems, it falls to the nation’s most mopey and hormonal to save the world.) Once it does, though, your chosen protagonist—either standard anime dope Yuito, or standard anime standoffish person Kasane—is granted access to all their teammates’ particular abilities, shaped by which characters decide to hang with you on the game’s two paths.

All that, and it carries a refreshing lack of some of the more frustrating tropes that can slip in when such an obvious set of anime influences holds sway. (Which is to say that it’s depressingly shocking to have a cast in a game like this where every female soldier appears to be wearing an entire set of clothing.) Sure, the writing (and especially the team-building sidequests) have their fair share of romantic drama and obvious crushes, but that can be forgiven when so little of it grates. And while the plot itself is fairly boilerplate—don’t trust the government, kids, especially when they’ve outfitted you as child soldiers with superpowers—it all moves swiftly enough so as not to wear out its welcome. Frankly, Scarlet Nexus gets the highest compliment I can generally deploy in this space: As soon as I send this column off to our editors, I’m going to go back and play another hour or so before heading off to bed.

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