Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review: Monster Hunter meets Dynasty Warriors
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Monster Hunter meets Dynasty Warriors in this interesting new IP from Tecmo Koei. If you like lots of farming this is the game for you when building your arsenal. The story is also gripping enough to have you wondering whats next, but if Dynasty Warriors combat is not for you, this won't change it for you.
- Fun, balanced gameplay
- Customizable main character
- Good story line that has a diverse cast of characters
- Repetitive gameplay can be annoying for some
- Lack of boss character models
(continued from previous page) ...how good the AI is however, it is never as good as having a real online player with you.
Toukiden has a fully online co-op mode which allows you to do the main missions and side quests with up to four players. If you don't have four friends around or not a huge fan of playing with random players, you can do the online missions with the AI. Each human just replaces an AI essentially. The lobby system is also pretty good, though you have to leave the lobby for certain things like upgrading your Mitama which can be a pain. When playing with a friend, he or she will become the host of the lobby until you come back, which ensures a seamless transition instead of mass bootings. It would have been better for them to add NPC shops into the lobby to streamline the game even more, but it isn't much to complain about. The game also features ad-hoc mode, allowing you to play multiplayer offline with other Vita systems nearby.
Overall, the Toukiden is a lot of fun but can be quite repetitive. The storyline adds to the game, and the fact that the game can carry on even after you finished the main storyline with a few extra chapters and side-quests adds long playtime. This is a game that will take you several weeks to complete and will have you coming back occasionally to do a few missions from time-to-time after that. It is a very good pick-up and play title unless you're fighting a boss, which is the only long part of combat.
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