Toukiden: The Age of Demons is a third-person monster hunting game developed by Omega Force which employs groups of players or NPCs as they fight monsters together in various quests. It allows you to customize your weapons, armor and skill sets, and special abilities can be acquired by the use of Mitama, which are collected throughout the game. It originally released in Japan on June 27, 2013, but has now been released in North America on February 11, 2014.
The reviews for Toukiden: The Age of Demons have been fairly positive on the PlayStation Vita. Read on to find some snippets from notable reviews and an overall judgment on the quality of the game.
Games Radar‘s Brittany Vincent calls it a suitable Monster Hunter replacement, saying, “Toukiden is fast and furious, but it also knows how to play up a complex leveling system to keep things fresh. It isn’t perfect, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better Monster Hunter replacement in the interim.”
The Escapist‘s Jim Sterling opines that the game is simply average, saying, “Toukiden: Age of Demons is a solid little Monster Hunter tailgater, but it’s highly unremarkable. It’s simply okay, and it’s not even intrigued by the idea of being more than that.”
RPG Site‘s Zack Reese notes that the game offers enough depth to offset the games done-before nature: “It may not do a specific thing exceptionally well, but as an overall package, the game delivers a lot of value for players to sink their teeth into, and comes recommended for those looking for a more stylistic approach to that very familiar formula.”
Toukiden: The Age of Demons, according to the overall consensus, is a solid Monster Hunter-esque game, but doesn’t do enough to make it really stand on its own. I gathered 16 reviews which, overall, all agree that it is worth checking out, just don’t go expecting to be blown away or anything. As a result, the reviews I gathered place this game solidly in one specific judgment range.
That Judgment is…
The following are links to every review that was gathered for this article:
Games Radar, Gaming Bolt, The Escapist, RPG Site, PlayStation Universe, Just Push Start, PS Nation, Tech-Gaming, Play, Stevivor, Honest Gamers, Hardcore Gamer, New Gamer Nation, Save/Continue, God Is A Geek, Structure Gaming,
There are 5 possible judgments that a game can receive and they are the following:
| Condemn | – Or | OR | oR + | Condone |