Mobius. An idyllic world that exists for the sake of letting people forget about the pain and problems of reality. In this world created by a sentient vocaloid program, µ (Mu), reality and fantasy has become blurred, allowing people to relive their high school years in bliss. Yet in this seemingly beautiful and perfect world, something is amiss. Escape from this false paradise with your fellow students and return to reality in The Caligula Effect: Overdose.
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The Caligula Effect: Overdose boasts enhanced visuals and gameplay. Explore new scenarios, endings, and the “Forbidden Musician Route” while escaping the virtual world of Mobius.
Play as the newly added female protagonist. Plus, meet two new members of the Go-Home Club, who each have their own new Ostinato Musician to face.
Turn-based battle meets exhilarating action in this refined JRPG battle system. Develop a flawless strategy after using the Imaginary Chain to predict what your enemies will do next.
Sometimes, it's hard to go it alone. Befriend over 500 other students in this imaginary paradise to improve your skills in battle and ultimately return to reality.
Enjoy original in-game Japanese voices and English text.
Caligula Effect Overdose is rated
3.3 out of
Rated 4 out of
Not too bad for a subtitled gameLiked the music, the action was a bit easy for me, but I've been playing for 36 years.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 4 out of
Love or hate up to you.For a good story plot and a weird but cool combat system.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 3 out of
I had fun!The story alone isn't that amazing in the first place. It's a bit generic, being trapped inside of a virtual world and fighting to get out has been done plenty of times. The only truly original aspect of it in Caligula is that the world was created by what are basically vocaloids. The characters themselves salvage the story for the most part, in my opinion. The graphics certainly aren't amazing for the PS4, and there are some minor glitches.... and also the rather big glitch I encountered in which I fell through the map while wandering around in one of the dungeons (Note that i played this immediately after it was released, so these complications could be patched). BUT despite these drawbacks, I loved playing this game. The gameplay itself is interesting and it was a lot of fun to strategize. Each party member is unique and varies from each other, so it became a lot of fun to experiment with different party and skill combinations. And THE MUSIC. Every single song in the soundtrack is catchy and got stuck in my head for weeks. The combination of the music and the fun gameplay actually made me have a great time playing through this. In terms of being a remake, the 4 new characters, Musicians Arc, and new scenes/endings kept me interested in paying attention to the story, despite the fact that I played through the original already. Even so, the new content is still pretty minimal. The difference in dialogue and character interactions for the female protagonist isn't much at all (though I'd argue that's a good thing, this can vary on personal preference). I think the best new addition would be the further development of the members of the Musicians. For those calling it a "Persona ripoff", as someone who is a long time fan of Persona, I'd argue against that. It didn't feel like I was playing a Persona game at all. There could easily be thematic and stylistic similarities in the writing as the first two Persona games were written by Caligula's writer (Satomi Tadashi), but aside from that I feel like the similarities being drawn for the gameplay are just generic gameplay mechanics in a lot of JRPGs, not just mechanics from the Persona series. Try to give Caligula a chance as its own game, I can definitely say every Persona game gave me a different experience than Caligula did. This game might not be for everyone, and it definitely had its flaws, but overall I think it was a pretty decent game, if not for the story for the fantastic gameplay experience.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 2 out of
Sub-par Persona Rip-offThe game started out pretty interesting, but the repetitive soundtracks, enemy encounters, and the overly weeby vocaloid-like themes the story had kind of turned me off to the whole experience. The game felt like it was trying too hard to be persona, and the combat relied too heavily on counter attacks instead of letting it be what it was: a JRPG. Overall my enjoyment of this game was sub-par at most. I encourage you not to purchase this, but understand that some things you just need to experience for yourself.