- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 53 
- Approximate amount of time to 1000
: 50-65 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No Introduction:
Choose between Yuito and Kasane, elite psionics each armed with a talent in psychokinesis and their own reason to fight. Complete both of their stories to unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities.Playthrough 1:
You can choose either character, Yuito or Kasane, for your first playthrough. This choice has no effect on the completion, and you can also choose whatever difficulty you'd like. Your main task in this playthrough will simply be to complete the story, viewing all bonds episodes during the chapter breaks, giving gifts to your allies, and completing any easy side quests you come across.Playthrough 2:
After completing the game you will create a clear save which you will continue using in the next step. DO NOT DELETE OR SAVE OVER THE CLEAR SAVE! You will need to use this to start your next playthrough, and should leave it available in case of emergencies.
Choose "EX New Game +" from the main menu to start the second playthrough and select the clear save data to import, and you will now do the story a second time from the perspective of the other character. You will have all the levels and inventory as your first character. Complete this alternate story to unlock the end-game where you will finish up the achievements.Mop Up:
Now that you have completed both storylines, you can switch between the two characters on the same save file (by speaking to the other in the Hideout), and will be able to mop up any remaining achievements. You can finish out remaining side-quests, level to unlock the rest of the Brain Map, max out all the character bonds and give all gifts, etc. Nothing in the game is missable, so work on the rest at your leisure.Conclusion:
Scarlet Nexus is a very stylish anime-inspired ARPG with some pretty cool combat, but doesn't stray much away from the formula otherwise. Levels are very linear, enemies repeat often, and the story isn't that great. However, it's a pretty fun experience for the right price (which was "free" on Game Pass when I played it). The achievement list is pretty simple with nothing missable, though there's a fair amount of time involved. For fans of the art style or genre, it's a good addition.