RPGFan writes: "The first term that pops into my mind when I think of Over Cloud 9's debut title Arevan: The Bitter Truth is "mishmash." It's a mishmash of original and stock visuals, a mishmash of original and stock music, a mishmash of serious and lighthearted storytelling, and a mishmash of original and stock interface trappings. The game tries to incorporate many ingredients into its recipe but that recipe does not quite come together as well as more refined RPG Maker titles. In addition, the game is a slow burn, and players might not have the patience to get past the first few hours. I myself did not get past the first few hours due a gameplay impasse and I was too put-off for a do-over. "