Humanity is instinct and you awaken in this desolate future. It is not just a normal wake-up, you find yourself in a robotic body and confused. One thing leads to another and you are trying to figure out the next steps in this dangerous and insane world. Will the secrets be discovered and the future be figured out, or will you be swept away with everything that is occurring? Let’s take a look at our review of CRYMACHINA.
- Platform(s): Nintendo Switch™, PS4®, PS5®, PC (Retail & Digital)
- Release Date(s): October 24, 2023 (NA – retail, digital), October 27, 2023 (EU – retail, digital), October 27, 2023 (ANZ – retail, digital)
- Genre: Action RPG
- Publisher: NIS America, Inc.
- Developer: FURYU Corporation
- Audio Languages: Japanese
- Text Languages: English
*Special thanks to NIS America for the review key!*
From the press release:
In a world where humans went extinct thousands of years ago, synthetic beings known as Dei ex Machina have been tasked to bring mankind back. Join three E.V.E., the recreated psyche of deceased humans instilled in synthetic bodies, as they seek their full-fledged humanity and explore Eden to discover the secrets hidden within.
Flashy, action-packed combat paired with in-depth weapon customization creates a visually stunning RPG experience. Dark scenery and striking sci-fi visuals bring the world of CRYMACHINA to life.
#CLASSY: Destroy larger than life foes with flashy, action-packed RPG combat that flows seamlessly between exploration.
#STYLISH: Eye-catching visuals and alluring sci-fi artwork from Rolua and Yoshi. unite to immerse players in the bleak, dark world of CRYMACHINA.
#STRONG: An emotional story of humanity awaits you. Dive deep into the existential questions of what makes one “human” and push the bounds of your perception of humanity.
In the world of CRYMACHINA, Players take the role of the EVEs to discover the secrets of the world, as well as combat the machines taken over in the world. The story is told through cutscenes and gameplay as well. It is paced pretty well. The story of CRYMACHINA takes some interesting turns and does well enough to keep the players engaged in the story. How does it handle though? Let’s take a look at the gameplay.
As with all games published by NIS America, there are tutorials introduced at the start of the game as well as whenever new mechanics are introduced. CRYMACHINA does a great job introducing the players to all the mechanics and making sure players are aware of it. The gameplay flows well and is not complex by any means. Players of all levels can get immersed in the world of CRYMACHINA with no issues.
Audio and Visual:
The visuals of CRYMACHINA do well to get players immersed in the world of Eden. The environments are very atmospheric and do well in this.
Audio-wise, as with all games published by NIS America, the voicework is done well, the music is good, and the sound is mixed well. All of this captures the world of Eden very well and does a great job of getting players to feel they are in the world.
CRYMACHINA is a game that was released in an interesting period. It may go unnoticed to be transparent. However, if players are looking for a solid action RPG, this game is one to consider. It does a great job of getting players engaged and keeping them engaged until the end of the story.
Until next time, Mgs2master2 out!