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Daemon X Machina scores 75 on Opencritic and 71 on Metacritic

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After reading a couple of reviews it looks like it's about as good as Armored Core 3 on the PS2. Dumb AI, and a convoluted nonsensical plot seem to be the main criticisms the game is getting. 

I'm just going to throw this one on the backburner for now. I might get it at a later date, but this month is packed (Control, Iceborne, Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, and a lot of good indies.) I haven't even finished all routes of Fire Emblem yet. 

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Despite that, the sum total of my experience with Daemon X Machina is positive. The combat is amazing, the game is bright and colorful, the framerate mostly holds up in either docked or handheld mode, and the hangar is great to tinker around in, checking out all the different configurations of my mech. That's what I'm going to remember out of all of this, which is safe for me to say because most everything else in this game is pretty forgettable.

7/10

Nintendolife

At its core Daemon X Machina is a solid mech action game that controls well and gives the player a generous helping of customisation options. Its mission structure can get repetitive, and its plot is so difficult to grasp it may as well be soaked in grease, but as long as you're willing to put up with these and get through its initially bewildering array of gauges and icons you should have a good time with it.

7/10

The Sixth Axis

Daemon X Machina sets the bar for robot action games. The addictive mecha fighting is almost flawless, but it's complemented by so many other incredible parts to the game. There's a rich, unique world filled with incredible and memorable characters, endless and addictive customisation, gorgeous visuals and a jaw-dropping soundtrack. Daemon X Machina rarely stumbles, and even when it did, I still couldn't help but be impressed by this amazing new experience.

9/10



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This type of game is very niche, so a 7/10 is pretty much what I expected. In any case, I am glad they gave us the Prologue demo which lets you play the beginning chapter of the game for frew, and carry over your progress to the main game if you buy it. You will have to judge for yourself if it is truly for you or not, and it is at no extra cost which is great.

I bought it digitally so I can play tomorrow as I will have some downtime available, and I had 10 bucks of gold coins available to give myself a discount. I enjoyed the demo and the general consensus seems to be that if you enjoyed the demo, you will enjoy the main game. I am looking forward to hitting it hard as LA approaches.



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There was a demo a year ago and there is another one right now which allows to mitigate the progress into the real game, so anybody who is interested should already know by now if this is potential buy or not. A review score should never have a significant impact on that decision in my opinion.

And even then, a 75 is no bad score at all, mind you.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Pass for me. I wasn't impressed with the demo, the game was bland/generic and didn't seem strategic. Additionally between FE, Astral, Link, Pokemon, Luigi's and Ori... I'm not hurting anyway.



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GoOnKid said:

There was a demo a year ago and there is another one right now which allows to mitigate the progress into the real game, so anybody who is interested should already know by now if this is potential buy or not. A review score should never have a significant impact on that decision in my opinion.

And even then, a 75 is no bad score at all, mind you.

Let's not turn this into a "review scores are pointless" thread. 

75 is a good score IMO. Just not good enough for me to get the game with all these other releases coming through. 



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Not a bad score. Just seems more like it fits into a niche bubble. I doubt I will get it but it was never really up there for me. But if it is your thing, I wouldn't let a 75 deter you.



Cerebralbore101 said:
GoOnKid said:

There was a demo a year ago and there is another one right now which allows to mitigate the progress into the real game, so anybody who is interested should already know by now if this is potential buy or not. A review score should never have a significant impact on that decision in my opinion.

And even then, a 75 is no bad score at all, mind you.

Let's not turn this into a "review scores are pointless" thread. 

75 is a good score IMO. Just not good enough for me to get the game with all these other releases coming through. 

Scores are some what worthless.  You aren't a fan of 3D World despite it reviewing insanely well.  I for one hated every second of RDR2.  On the slip side I maintain Luigi's Mansion is a superb game.  



Cerebralbore101 said:
GoOnKid said:

There was a demo a year ago and there is another one right now which allows to mitigate the progress into the real game, so anybody who is interested should already know by now if this is potential buy or not. A review score should never have a significant impact on that decision in my opinion.

And even then, a 75 is no bad score at all, mind you.

Let's not turn this into a "review scores are pointless" thread. 

75 is a good score IMO. Just not good enough for me to get the game with all these other releases coming through. 

Okay okay. The funny thing is that I'm not even planning to get it day 1 either :D



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Chrkeller said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Let's not turn this into a "review scores are pointless" thread. 

75 is a good score IMO. Just not good enough for me to get the game with all these other releases coming through. 

Scores are some what worthless.  You aren't a fan of 3D World despite it reviewing insanely well.  I for one hated every second of RDR2.  On the slip side I maintain Luigi's Mansion is a superb game.  

Nah, I'd still give 3D world a solid 8/10. Check the bottom part of this post (http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9052662), where I say...

"And don't get me wrong here. I like 3D World. I would recommend it to anybody that has a Wii U. But I would also remind them to temper their expectations. It's not a grand over the top adventure. Merely a great (but lazy) retread. And yes, games don't necessarily have to constantly move forward to be fun. Sometimes a good formula like Pokemon, or pre-BotW Zelda will work great for years. But that is not the same as putting the game design car in reverse. Stagnation should not be confused with regression."

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