Cyber Sleuth and Next Order on Sale

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If you've been waiting to nab some Digimon games it might be the time!

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Both Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon World: Next Order for Playstation 4 are on sale at Amazon.


Cyber Sleuth is $20 and Next Order is $30. Using our affiliate links would be appreciated.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for Playstation 4
Digimon World: Next Order for Playstation 4


And of course, out early next year and available to pre-order now is the newest Digimon game:
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory for Playstation 4


Update- The extra discount for CS for Prime members has ended because Amazon has sold out of their own stock. It's now listing as $20 for everyone via a third party who fulfills thru Amazon warehouses.
 

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Any idea on how long this sale is going to last??? I've been wanting to get Next Order for a while now
 

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Any idea on how long this sale is going to last??? I've been wanting to get Next Order for a while now
It's an unannounced sale, so it'll end at random.


Update- CS sold out via Amazon direct. A third party who fulfills via Amazon has it for $20 for everyone (the Amazon price was $20 for non-Prime and $15 for Prime.)
 

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To people who have played both, which game is better? I'm thinking of getting one.
 

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Dang, if only they were on sale on the PSN store. My dad doesn't really like to buy physical copies, and I've been waiting for DW: N0 to go on sale. Although, is it all that good? I've heard mixed reviews about it, and that it's mostly a Digimon raising game. If the reviews are because of that, I suppose I wouldn't mind it, because raising Digimon is one of the main reasons I play the games.

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Cyber Sleuth is a better narrative experience. So if you care about story, go for Cyber Sleuth. It's also a very solid JRPG, though not perfect. It has a very Persona feel, if you know that series.

Next 0rder has a more unique (not necessarily better) gameplay experience, being a V-pet-based game. If you liked Digimon World 1 on the PSX, then you're likely to enjoy Next 0rder. Next 0rder streamlines a lot of the mechanics from DMW1 and makes them a little more mainstream-friendly. So if you're just a hardcore DMW1 fan, you might hate Next 0rder for being 'too casual', but if you thought DMW1 was a little too unclear and unfocused but otherwise enjoyed it, then Next 0rder is basically a godsend.
 

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They're two very different games.

Next Order is focused extremely on resource management and playing the numbers. It can also be really frustrating, since it doesn't give a lot of clues as to A. what you're supposed to be doing, B. if you even have the necessary stats to do the thing at all. Once you get down to the nitty gritty and understand the flow of the statistics, you begin to appreciate its depth, but it takes a while. The battle system is also not particularly satisfying, since it's chaotic and you can be taken down easily without really understanding why. But the actual Digital World locales are super fun to just walk around in (which unfortunately you can't really do because everything is timed!).

Cyber Sleuth is basically Persona with Digimon. Dungeon crawling, random encounters, turn-based, with a surprisingly mature story thread. I much preferred playing that overall, but if you're expecting a typical Digimon game (whatever that means) this might not necessarily be it. I've seen people here complain about the battle system, but honestly, playing on hard is exactly the kind of JRPG experience that I'm looking for; just challenging enough without feeling cheap (most of the time) and like I'm just wasting my time if I lose. I prefer the Digimon raising here as well because the results are less obtuse, and they don't make it a chore to achieve certain things.
 

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Next 0rder is good, but still many bugs on it. It plays better on certain gameplay aspects from World 1 (like the unlocking evolution hints and dojo), but other things I found it's personally much weaker than World 1, while it's still beautiful on world design.

Cyber Sleuth is a good game if you're more into enjoying story, it's simple and easy to understand for casual gamers. But personally it still had many bad aspects, especially if comparing to the DS games.


oh yeah don't listen to those gaming critics on Next 0rder, bcos most of them are a bunch of casuals who don't even understand the charm of digimon world, and are whiners bcos they complain on every things that you need to discover it yourself. Probably they don't even understand the old school kind of games where players are not spoiled by obvious hints and needs to use their sense more.
 
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Looks like it's not a sale available in Europe. I mean I already own them both but still.

Which one has a bigger roster of Digimon?
Sleuth has 249 whilst Next Order has around 230 with half of them being recolours (eg, there's three Kyubimon and three Growlmon)
 

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Alright, this may seem like a silly question, but it seems to me that Cyber Sleuth also has way more fanservice-y female character, I'm worried that the game may feature cliche anime sexy moments. Is this an actual thing in game or is it aesthetic only?
 

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It's mostly in the design aspect. There's one character who essentially tries to initiate those "cliche anime sexy moments" only for it to backfire every time because nobody really likes her. The game actually does a pretty decent job with female characters, all things considered.
 

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Yeah, Cyber Sleuth would be almost feminist in how well it portrays its female characters... if it weren't for the character designer being a pervert.
 

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Next Order is something unique, not quite like any other game before it except the first World game and Re:Digitize. It goes back to the roots of Digimon in its unadulterated form, the V-Pets. Cyber Sleuth is just Persona with Digimon, meh. ;)
 
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