Jason says, "I needed this. I needed a core JRPG to spice up the variety of games I’ve been playing for the past eight months since relaunching my channel. On most of those expectations, Scarlet Nexus delivers, but in others, it sticks too hard to tradition and misses. It’s still very linear, and very dialogue heavy, yet its combat is satisfying to master because it’s hard to pick up. It’s a bit short for a JRPG, but wastes no time with grinding or equipment management, yet still offers completionists a reason to keep going. It’s better-looking than most JRPGs, but it was built for last gen and comes with all those shortcomings. But it does masterfully give me character development across a large cast and a story about a fictitious world that makes me care. Quintessentially, it’s a balancing act."
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