Digimon World: Data Squad review

If you love counting and lots of down time, you'll love Digimon World: Data Squad

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Seeing how your Digimon evolve

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    How closely it follows the show

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    Playing it with your toddler


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    Sluggish load times

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    Insultingly simplistic combat

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    Graphics from 10 years ago

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Sept 18, 2007

When the boundaries between the real and digital worlds break down and digital monsters start kidnapping human children, whom do you call? If you're a fan of the Digimon television series, you'd know the answer immediately: the Digital Accident Tactical Squad (also called DATS), of course! Digimon World: Data Squad is the Digimon series' latest game, and this time, it's in the form of a turn-based RPG.

The game has a fantastic concept. You manage the relationship between the trainers and their Digimon - depending on the Digimons' moods, they'll want to perform different actions in combat. For example, if you scold a fragile Digimon, she might want to flee from battle, whereas if you throw her a few words of encouragement, she might really desire to Sunshine Bazooka an enemy. How do you know what your Digimon want to do, though?

More info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionA brand new, cel-shaded Digimon adventure is headed to your PS2.
US censor rating"Rating Pending"
UK censor rating""