Jon of RealGamerNewz writes, "Mars: War Logs is an emotionally gripping game from the start. You really get a good feel for who the characters around you are and what they are going through. The world that this game takes place in is a war-ridden one.
The main character Roy has refused his virtue name “Temperance”. Apparently on certain regions of Mars everybody was given strange names meant to give them a purpose in life? You eventually find out that’s not all he’s turned his back on in this crazy world. He also has some ties to the Technomancer movement which will be revealed very early in the game as an advanced pseudo-scientific set of modern-day magicians bent on ruling as superior human beings. They practice something called ‘Technomancy’ which is basically a new age mix of magic, technology, and necromancy. This is a strange, futuristic society (a living and breathing hell for some) on Mars in which lives drug addicts, felons who have given up on living a straight life, and even mutants who are treated like discarded garbage much like lepers in the dark ages when the plague was raging over humanity."