While a departure from the normal monster collecting and battling, it tells a captivating story within that universe
When you’ve got an established franchise with a recognizable name, making the decision to swim against the current and make something very different within that same world takes some guts. Generally forgoing the critter cultivating and fighting that is normally associated with Digimon (though it still does play a role, just very much in the back seat), Survive is instead dedicated to the attempt to deliver a compelling visual novel experience, complete with the drama and need to make decisions along the way that tends to come with the territory. Aside from the mix of solid storytelling and periodic tactical battles, what's most notable about the game is simply how gorgeous it is for the most part, bringing the various beasties to life with often vibrant colors and great details. If you’re not open to a mostly story-driven experience you’ll likely walk away disappointed by this offshoot effort, but if your interest is in occupying this world and experiencing it in a very new and different way you’ll likely find it quite agreeable.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]