Incredible reviews for our 2023 line-up!
2023 has proven to be an excellent year for gaming, and Reef Entertainment are very proud of the amazing titles we have worked on this year with our valued partners. In particular, we are very pleased to see the incredible critical reception to the following titles: Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles, Jack Jeanne, Radiant Tale, and Virche Evermore -ErroR: Salvation-. Check out what the critics had to say about these games below!
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless is the latest entry in the beloved Disgaea series, developed by NIS America and distributed throughout the UK and a variety of regions in Europe by Reef Entertainment. This SRPG tells the story of unlikely allies Fuji and Pirilika as they embark on a perilous journey to gather seven powerful weapons of legend.
We are thrilled to see that critics have loved Disgaea 7, with many praising the game for not only taking the series back to its roots, but also for its new innovations and features, particularly Jumbification!
"An incredibly compelling new entry, and we can’t recommend it enough to any strategy RPG fans out there." - Nintendo Life
"The effort made to refine elements from previous titles, and the new mechanical additions like the evil-gacha and jumbification, creates a fresh and fun experience." - NookGaming
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails
Originally released on the PSP in 2012 for Japan only, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails is a spin-off of the iconic The Legend of Heroes series. In partnership with NIS America, Reef Entertainment distributed a high-definition remaster of the title to the UK and a variety of regions across Europe this year.
The remaster of The Legend of Nayuta garnered an extremely positive reception from fans and critics alike, with praise given for its action-oriented combat and charming characters.
“The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails is a masterful spinoff boasting its own distinct identity…” - Noisy Pixel
“The writing is sharp, the characters are interesting, the action is hot, and the boss battles are excellent.” - SwitchArcade
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles
Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles is a collection of two classic JRPGs, Rhapsody II & III, brought to the West for the first time by NIS America. These delightful titles mix classic JRPG gameplay with catchy musical numbers and beautiful fairytale visuals. In partnership with NIS America, the game was distributed by our team to the UK and a variety of regions across Europe.
We are delighted to see the critical response towards Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles, with many critics pointing to the incredible music and storybook charm as particular standouts.
“From adorable characters to lovely musical numbers and rewarding combat to oodles of side-splitting jokes; there's certainly a lot to love here.” - Video Chums
“Rhapsody: The Marl Kingdom Chronicles is a must-buy for anyone seeking an RPG experience that makes it easy to see the beauty in the world around you.” - Hardcore Gamer
Jack Jeanne is a visual novel and rhythm game created by famed manga artist Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul), published by our partner Aksys Games and distributed by Reef Entertainment to a variety of regions across Europe. The game focuses on Kisa Tachibana, new recruit of the Univeil Drama School, as she tries to achieve her dream of being an actor, all while keeping her identity a secret.
Jack Jeanne has been highly acclaimed by critics, even appearing on Metacritic as the 6th best reviewed Nintendo Switch™ game of the year! Critics particularly appreciated the game’s gorgeous artwork and addictive rhythm minigames.
“Jack Jeanne is the pinnacle, and evolution of the genre beyond simple dialogue trees. It’s a turning point for romance games, and we are unlikely to see a change so drastic for a long time.” - GLHF on Sports Illustrated
“Jack Jeanne is honestly one of the best visual novels I have played...” - Otome Kitten Score: 10/10
Radiant Tale is an otome game published by Aksys Games and distributed in Europe by Reef Entertainment. The game tells the story of Tifalia, a local inn worker, whose life is turned upside down when she agrees to manage a dysfunctional circus troupe.
The critical reception to Radiant Tale has been incredible, with particular praise given to the game’s vibrant art style and its unique cast of fleshed out characters.
“Radiant Tale is another excellent otome release from Aksys Games…” - SwitchArcade
“Radiant Tale is another top-quality otome title on the Nintendo Switch, sure to put a smile on the faces of genre enthusiasts.” - RPGFan
Virche Evermore -ErroR: Salvation-
Virche Evermore -ErroR: Salvation- is a newly released dark fantasy otome game published by Aksys Games and distributed in Europe by Reef Entertainment. The game is set in Arpéchéle, a small country in western Europe whose inhabitants are born with a “death curse” that leads to death by age 23. Here, a girl known as “Death” is approached by a mysterious man who helps her discover the truth behind the mysteries that haunt the land.
Virche Evermore -ErroR: Salvation- has seen a very positive reception, with critics praising its well-written characters and atmospheric storytelling. “The cast of characters fit together perfectly and that makes the moments between them more fun.” - NaviGames.es Score: 9/10
“Virche Evermore ~ErroЯ:Salvation skillfully blends a tragic story with unconventional romance.” - Noisy Pixel
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on the amazing 2023 we’ve had. Reef Entertainment are extremely proud that the games we’ve worked on with our wonderful partners have been received so incredibly by critics and fans alike. We thank our partners NIS America and Aksys Games for our ongoing collaboration, and we look forward to working with them on what’s sure to be another spectacular line-up in 2024!