Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
At a glance, Natural Doctrine should be a title that I immediately fall in love with. I love the RPG and strategy genres, and when they are blended together, I spend hours upon hours considering how to best level up my characters and approach the tactical situation. This dates back to older titles such as Shining Force and Warsong, but also newer games such as King's Bounty and Fire Emblem. Natural Doctrine does some interesting things but somehow manages to make a challenging title that misses the mark in enough places to hold it back. It is a shame, because I was coming into this hoping and even expecting to love Natural Doctrine, but in the end I only found myself liking it - and I suspect I am the target audience, so others may not be so forgiving.