Review: Spy x Anya: Operation Memories

Welcome to our review of Spy X Anya, the game based on the Spy X Family manga and this is all about completing Anya’s picture book.

Play as Anya and Experience the World of “SPYxFAMILY”. Anya Forger has a new assignment from school: creating a photo diary! Let’s collect memories by going to school on weekdays while going out to all sorts of exciting places like the beach or an art museum on days off, in search of subjects to photograph. Take memorable pictures to complete her diary by living out the daily life as Anya in the world of “SPYxFAMILY”! Will Anya be able to complete her photo diary?

A Slice Of Daily Life Drawn By A Temporary Family. Experience joyful moments with family and friends across various locations including the school, beach, museums, and other fun places on special occasions. Experience Adventurous Outings: There are 10 outings in all, including parks, beaches, dog parks, aquariums, and museums. Take memorable pictures of Anya while going out to various places!

Enjoy A Variety Of Mini-Games. Play over 15 mini-games, both inspired from the anime series and originally designed for the game!
Customize the Family’s Outfits. Have fun dressing up Anya, Loid, Yor and Bond with a wardrobe of over 80 unique items for clothes, accessories, and hairstyles!

 

 

As a big fan of this series, having read both the book and watched the anime, I can not say this more, Anya has been represented very well in this game, as well as Yor and Loid. In a way it is scary how well they are displayed, from Loid his cool demeanor to Yor’s kick-ass nature that has to remain hidden for her family to the idiotic face Anya puts up at times, yes, the transference of the characters is top notch.

In itself, the game is all about mini-games, which might disappoint some fans, but honestly, I did enjoy my time with the game. From kicking ass as Yor to sneaking around stealing paintings as Loid or just being not so clueless Anya out in the park, getting the best possible picture for her picture book, and well, despite the simple nature of the mini-games, there are no surprises in this game.

Will it be enough to persuade you to buy this game? This is a harder question as it may be too niche for some of you. I will admit that I personally also have my doubts if the face value of this game in this form of being a mini games collection is really doing it justice. At the time of writing this review, this was a 50 euro game and honestly, I would value it slightly less.

Not to underestimate the game, there is a lot of fun to be had, but much like any other game that is just a collection of mini-games, the value lies purely in either the story (which is really fun) or how well the mini-games are presented and to be blunt, those are not always very elaborate or even great. The most of them are just average. Yes, they are fun to play, but they are not like special or so.

But despite that, I do think this game is partly worth it, and partly you may want to wait for a price drop. Does that make sense? It is kind of like there could be more to do in the game, maybe Yor or Loid being the main character, but in the end, it is Spy X Anya, right?

 

 

In conclusion, the game is a mixed bag and it may be more of a niche thing rather than actual mainstream. I do like it but the fan in me sees some flaws.

7.5/10

Tested on Playstation 5

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