Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains

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a game by MiCROViSion Inc.
Platform: 3DS
Editor Rating: 6.5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.7/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Action Adventure Games, Anime Games, Attack on Titan Series
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains

I remember seeing Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains on a Nintendo Direct many years ago and legit being very excited for it. I am a huge fan of the anime and the idea of a really cool looking game based on it for the Nintendo 3DS did sound very appealing to me. If you know anything about this game, you know that it was pretty much hated by the critics. I am not going to tell you this is a great or even “good” game; however, I do feel that it is better than many of the terrible reviews state.

It Is All Here, But Jumbled

I like how Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is trying to tell the full story of the anime, right from the cadet's training to when the last titan falls. However, the game has five different characters that you can play as and the way the story jumps between the characters can make it really messy to follow. It is not always clear what order you should be playing the characters in and if you know nothing about the franchise, I would wager that after an hour or so, you may be completely lost in regards to what is going on.

Following The Mission

The biggest complaint I have seen thrown the way of Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is in regards to the gameplay. I have to say, it is not as bad as people make out. The game is split up into many different missions and they usually come down to either having to eliminate all of the titans or collect a series of items such as potatoes…. I am dead serious, one of the early missions has you collecting potatoes. The thing is, mission variety never really gets any deeper than that which can make the game feel very repetitive.

Give Me My ODM

While the variety of missions in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is not exactly thrilling, I do think that the core hack and slash gameplay that is on offer here is kind of fun. Using the ODM gear is great and puts you on a level playing field with the titans and it can be a lot of fun trying to figure out the best strategies for taking them down quickly.

Where Is That Anime Shine?

I have to say that the presentation of Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is a bit of a mixed bag. It has some cool moments, like I appreciate the variety of titan designs, but the whole game has a rather dull look to it which is hard to explain. Characters and locations look like they should, but there is just a little bit of wow factor missing. I think if they had just made this game a tad brighter, it would have been much better for it to be honest with you.

6.5

If you are not familiar with the franchise at all, you are not going to like this game. However, I do feel that if you are a fan, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will have a few moments that will impress you and make you have a good time. It is far from being a great game, but it is also not a horrible one either. I really do think that the poor way the story is told and the repetitive mission structure are what hold this back as I did have fun with the combat.

Pros:

  • The game does have quite a bit of content
  • The ODM combat is very fun
  • You can play as multiple different characters
  • I thought that some of the titan designs were really cool

Cons:

  • The mission structure is very repetitive and not very interesting at all
  • The way the story is told can be very confusing

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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