Have the Digimon survive karma system has its morality tied up in knots? While we’ve long been used to making decisions in video games, Digimon Survive’s karma system is the backbone of the entire digital world. From digivolution to recruitment, the influence of your Digimon Survive karma lineup casts a wide net – it’s even the deciding factor for the ending in this turn-based strategy game.
the Digimon Survive’s karma system is divided into three alignments: Morale, Wrath, and Harmony. Nope each The decision will affect your Digimon Survive karma, but every major choice you make will affect your lineup. Moral choices are closely aligned with the principles of sacrifice and justice, while angry choices neglect your companions in favor of working toward the goal at hand. By contrast, harmony options prioritize partners and facilitate cooperation over conflict. Read on to find out how each Digimon Survive karma lineup affects your gameplay.
Digimon Survive karma dialogue options and colors
Fortunately, unlike many other visual novels, Digimon Survive indicates the outcome of each choice you make by the color each dialogue option glows slightly when you hover over it: red for Morale, yellow for Wrathful, and green for Harmony. You can use these colors as an indicator of how your karma is influenced during the game from moment to moment.
If this tip isn’t enough, we’ll let you in on a little secret: the dialogue options in Digimon Survive are fixed. No matter the situation, the dialogue option on the left is always Morale, the one on the top is always Wrathful, and the one on the right is always Harmony. Easy, right?
That said, if you’re not sure how your karma is doing, you can always check your karma rating by accessing Takuma’s profile on the phone. Numerical values for each type of karma you’ve accumulated are displayed at the bottom right of the screen, along with a graph indicating your dominant Digimon Survive karma.
Recruit Digimon using Digimon Survive Karma
Your Digimon Survive Karma also affects how easy it is to recruit certain Digimon into your party. Each Digimon Survive karma alignment corresponds to the three main Digimon attributes (Vaccine, Virus, and Data) in a pretty logical way:
- Moral – Vaccine
- Wrathful – Virus
- Harmony – Data
Consequently, if there are any Digimon you’re struggling to recruit, adjusting your karma to more closely align with its corresponding attribute might do the trick. If you’re still not sure which of the 117 Digimon you haven’t encountered in the Digital World yet, take a look at our Digimon Survive list of all recruitable Digimon.
How Digimon Survive Karma Affects Evolution
The Digimon Survive karma system dominates many aspects of Bandai Namco’s RPG, and Agumon’s evolution path is no exception. At crucial moments in the story, Agumon will be forced to digivolve, and your dominant karma will determine the outcome of the digivolution. Moral karma will ensure that Agumon digivolves into Greymon (Vaccine), while Wrathful and Harmony will result in Tuskmon (Virus) and Tyrannomon (Data), respectively.
Your dominant karma will likely change over the course of the game, and Agumon’s evolution path will also change to reflect this in his Ultimate and Mega stages. For a full overview of the evolution path of each Digimon partner, including Agumon, check out our Digimon Survive evolution guide.
How Digimon Survive’s karma affects the ending
There are four main endings in Digimon Survive, three of which depend entirely on your Digimon Survive karma. To access all of them, you need to accumulate a numerical value greater than 25 for each Digimon Survive Karma Alignment. Anything less than this, and the relevant karma-bound ending will be inaccessible to you for that particular game. Here are the details on which ending you want to choose, and when, to access each ending. Of course, there are spoilers below, so proceed at your own risk.
At the end of Part 8, you will be presented with up to four dialogue options, each of which will result in a different ending. The outcome of each ending is closely tied to the inherent nature of each Digimon Survive Karma Alignment.
- Moral: ‘Be faithful to my friends’.
- Angry: ‘Stay with Agumon’.
- Harmony: ‘Save the world’.
- Bad: ‘Never go back’.
Fortunately, the same trick for regular dialogue options applies here as well: choose the left option for the Morale ending, the top one for the Wrath ending, or the right one for the Harmony ending. Unsurprisingly, the bad ending is actually the worst possible outcome for you and your teammates. Choose it at your risk.
That’s all we have for the Digimon Survive karma system. This latest venture into the digital world is a clear love letter to the franchise, with plenty of new faces and old favourites. If your party is missing someone special, check out our guide on how to get Guilmon in Digimon Survive, and try not to think about how long it’s been since Digimon Tamers first aired.