NIS America Inc.’s Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy for Sony Corp.’s PS Vita is a decent dungeon crawl with in-depth customization, a mysterious sci-fi story and solid artwork.
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is set in the near future where Tokyo is under the threat of genetically engineered monsters called Variants. A band of teens under the government-established Code Physics Agency form The Xth Squad to combat the monsters.
Users can customize up to six Xth members in a squad from class, personality, morality and other stats. Battle is turned-based with actions divvied between all squad members before execution.
Dungeon layouts are well-designed with consistent difficulty, though grinders will have player levels capped until a certain chapter is completed. Another challenge is that the party must return back to home base to level up.
The graphics engine is decent with clear map and menu design and solid artwork by Tesu Kurosawa and portraits by Oxijiyen.
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is a decent dungeon crawler that beginners and advanced users can dig into. From lengthy gameplay, customization, to well-balanced combat, The Xth Squad is a worthy recruit.