While the visuals and flashy style of the series have continued to evolve nicely, the story will probably be inaccessible for the uninitiated
As has been observed with the MCU, the further into a series of games / movies / shows / books you go, the greater the rewards can be for the faithful. One peril, though, is that it can make people who are either unfamiliar with the whole story or at least big chunks of it feel completely lost in no time at all. The fanservice heavy, almost kitchen sink-like approach of Trails into Reverie absolutely carries that double-edged sword on its back. For people who have played the other titles and are deep into series lore this will be a great capstone love letter of sorts, but for anyone else the sheer roster of characters who get involved will make your head spin. The thing is, the very visually-appealing combat and degree of options you’ll have to work with to fight and develop your characters with remains top-notch. It truly does feel like a culmination to everything the Heroes saga has done both in terms of design and story, but that also makes it feel a bit more niche than the rest as well. If you’re a fan it’s hard to deny its charm and heart being in the right place though.
Justin Nation, Score: