Exist Archive: The Other Side of The Sky - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Aksys Games
  • SKU: 5448400
  • Release Date: 10/18/2016
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Fantasy violence, Language, Suggestive themes
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Overview

What's Included


  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of The Sky

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Product Details


  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft
  • Publisher: Aksys Games
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 10/18/2016

Synopsis


Jump into explosive game play with Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky for the PlayStation 4. Battle gods and prevent evil as you take on the guise of an immortal vessel alongside a cast of 11 others. Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is filled with side quests and graphic-imbued storylines for immersive gaming.

Features


50 hours gameplay

Tri-Ace, RPG Fan appeal

Side Scrolling Action

Hack and Slash combat elements

Level up Skills

Game places strong emphasis on party member relationships

Animation cutscenes

Multiple endings

For 1 player



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

86%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

  • This is a port from the Vita version so it's not a graphical blockbuster but the gameplay is fun and it's got an interesting story.Ashlen
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Cons

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Most helpful reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun RPG

    Posted
    Ashlen
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a port from the Vita version so it's not a graphical blockbuster but the gameplay is fun and it's got an interesting story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just like Valkyrie Profile... maybe too much so

    Posted
    cmlobue
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you did play Valkyrie Profile on the PS1 or PSP, you should have no issues learning this game. It is a refinement of that formula, not a rebuild. Combat is four heroes, each assigned to an action button, timing attacks on monsters so that items and bonus XP crystals drop. The arrangement of enemies matters, and you can take out many at once if you choose your spots well. Demon's Greed replaces the purification of weird souls as your finisher after chaining strikes, but the mechanism is the same. You can also learn skills by combining the attacks of party members Dungeons are on 2D layers with visible encounters, and defeated foes can be turned into platforms to visit hard-to-reach locations. Outside of battle, you can raise abilities and alter attack patterns to suit your style, and you eventually unlock a class system to allow significant character customization options. There is also a simple item crafting system to allow you to unlock bonuses to your weapons that are either generally useful (e.g. increased HP or attack power) or will help with specific fights (such as extra damage against dragons or poison resistance). The video is of my fight against a mid-level boss. However much the gameplay is an improvement, the story is at least as big a downgrade. Instead of a web of schemes set in motion by complex characters, you get kids from totally-not-Shibuya with glowy outfits working on interpersonal issues. And yes, of course there is a surfeit of relationship meters. Both VP and EA do have a battle between demons and gods (who will reward you for sending souls and equipment you don't need to them) as a backdrop, but other than the game concealing which side you should be rooting for, there's not much to get you interested in the story. I've been excited about this game since I first heard about it, and despite not living up to all my expectations, I am happy that I tracked down a copy. If you can get Valkyrie Profile, do so - that's a better game in most respects - but if you can't find a copy of VP or have already experienced it, Exist Archive is worth the time of anyone who values monster slaying over character development.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good overall

    Posted
    khan0723
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Combat & exploration is good for an RPG. Def worth getting when it's on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets repetitive

    Posted
    Black
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love RPGs and. this one is not bad. The combat as some nice variety but like therest of the game seems to drag on a bit. If we could take some of the grinding out this would be a nice game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love japanese rpgs

    Posted
    Nadyxes
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member
    • Top 1000 Contributor

    love japanese rpgs and this is a great game for the collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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    Posted
    Thatguyyoukindaknow
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I really didn't know anything about this series but I bought this for my nephew and he loves it. I got him the PS4 & PS Vita versions for cross play so he can enjoy it whenever he has some spare time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THANKYOU~!!!

    Posted
    ScottiePuffJr
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was happy to have this game come to Best Buy stores, I am in love with it's Unique Storyline + High Quality Anime Cutscenes

    I would recommend this to a friend


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