The PS4 is the best console for Digimon fans in 2020 because it offers the most Digimon games, but which Digimon game you choose depends on what kind of gameplay you like. Let’s take a look at the two main Digimon games currently available for the PS4.
Digimon World: Next Order
If you’re looking for a Digimon game that has an open-world environment and a heavy focus on monster-raising, then you’ll definitely want to check out Digimon World: Next Order.
Unlike the Digimon World games that were released for the Nintendo DS, Digimon World: Next Order has a lot in common with the original Digimon World for the PlayStation.
Like the original Digimon World, the story in Digimon World: Next Order centers around a dilapidated Digimon city that needs the player to bring Digimon back to civilization. The training method and stats are also very similar to the original Digimon World. Digimon World: Next Order even has a throwback to the original game with a remixed song in the soundtrack.
This game might be similar to Digimon World, but that doesn’t mean it’s a cheap clone — this is an entirely different game that introduced a lot of new content and mechanics. The main difference is that the player raises two Digimon instead of one (just like the Digimon v-pet). It’s a little overwhelming at first, but you’ll quickly get used to raising two Digimon. This game also has a new battle system that requires slightly more involvement from the player than the first Digimon World game.
Digimon World: Next Order features a total of 232 Digimon, which is over double the amount of Digimon in the original Digimon World. And of course, this wouldn’t be a Digimon game without convoluted Digivolution paths.
If you want a Digimon game with a lot of gameplay and not as much story, then you’ll love Digimon World: Next Order.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory
The definitive version of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is the Hacker’s Memory version, which features a new story and even more Digimon.
This game is heavily story-based, hence the title “Digimon Story,” and the gameplay is very similar to the Digimon World games released for the Nintendo DS.
Like the DS games, this game doesn’t feature an open world — instead, you slowly unlock more dungeon-like areas to explore as you progress through the story. The battle system is also very similar to the DS games, which means a lot of turn-based combat.
When you encounter Digimon, you gain some scan data, which you can eventually “convert” into a Digimon. As you start to collect Digimon, you can keep them on the Digi-Farm, which is like the box system in Pokemon games except with more features.
Unlike Digimon World: Next Order, the main focus of this game isn’t raising Digimon. In fact, you can breeze through the game relatively easily without having to worry about grinding because the game is very generous with experience.
If you’re looking for a casual Digimon game with a focus on the story, you might want to check out Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory.