As an able, fast-paced tactical JRPG that spins a respectable, if generic swords and sorcery yarn, The DioField Chronicle is mainly let down by frustrating controls and stiffly-animated characters performing what is often a stiffly-written script. Shorter, action-packed missions make it an ideal Switch or Steam Deck game: something to chip away at little by little in your free moments. But even with its deep, multilayered progression system, there isn’t enough heft here to make me want to sit back in my chair and sink into its uninspiring fantasy world for many hours at a time.
The DioField Chronicle reviewed on PC by Leana Hafer. Also available on PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox.