The verdict is out and based on the Scarlet Nexus review roundup, the game is looking to be a successful outing from Bandai Namco.
The review embargo has passed, and critics have given pretty good scores for the Brainpunk action RPG, which currently has an 80 Metacritic rating across 41 reviews and a 80 Opencritic rating across 52 reviews.
Our review will come out soon, but let’s take a look at what others have to say about the game.
Scarlet Nexus review roundup
God is a Geek has given the game a beaming rating of 95, saying “Scarlet Nexus has phenomenal combat that stands tall above many other ARPGs, with a deep story and some gorgeous visuals.”
Digital Trends gives it a 90, saying “Scarlet Nexus is a must-play for any fan of Japanese action RPGs and standard JRPGs. If the story doesn’t grab your attention, the combat will. It has enough meat to its action to distract from its very minor blemishes. Its characters are a delight to interact with and seeing them grow together really had me fully invested in all of their arcs. I left the experience craving another title like it that takes its excellent action even further.”
Destructoid scores it an 80, saying “Scarlet Nexus is, ultimately, some gorgeous, action-heavy comfort food. It is Saturday morning anime in game form, and while it will struggle to hold your attention from a story perspective, it’s also a good way to lose 30 hours in a fun combat system. It’s not a narrative powerhouse, but if you need a vehicle for bashing monsters with the might of your brain, it’ll suit that need just fine.”
The Gamer gives the game a 70, saying “If you’re after an anime-infused action romp in a similar vein to Akira or Sword Art Online, Scarlet Nexus is almost certainly worth a punt. However, there are a few caveats. Combat is excellent yet not without its flaws, while the story being told and characters you encounter don’t have nearly enough depth to feel emotionally resonant. The potential for something brilliant is here, but much like Code Vein before it, this is a game that seems determined to stop itself from achieving something truly special.”
GamesRadar+ scores it a 70, saying “A brilliant battle system is let down somewhat by the largely underwhelming side stories and meandering companions of Scarlet Nexus.”
Scarlet Nexus is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.