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Shin Megami Tensei IV
9.3 out of 10

Shin Megami Tensei IV

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Shin Megami Tensei IV Review

godisageek
21 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The idea of being able to capture a monstrosity and use its mythical power to our own ends is one which crops up a lot in gaming. Pokemon aside, nobody understands this concept quite as well as Atlus,
  • Pros: Excellent combat system, Wonderful array of Demons to collect, Fine art design
  • Cons: Rubbish overworld map, Dull characters
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Overall 10
9.5

Atlus' key franchise goes portable

Destructoid
7 December 2013
  • Summary: A hallmark of excellence. It may have some flaws, but they are negligible to what is otherwise a supreme title. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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Overall 7
7.0

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Auracore MediaWorks
15 September 2013
  • Summary: Welcome to Tokyo. Mind the demons!
  • Pros: Plenty of content for the price; challenging, strategic gameplay; huge variety of demons to summon.
  • Cons: Boss fights are repetitive and borderline unfair; demon design is cool but doesn’t fit at all; ending kind of sputters out; fusion mechanics are poorly done.
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Fafnir, I Choose You!

GameCritics.com
25 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei IV should be a great title, and ranked among the best role-playing games ever produced. It's the rare example of an RPG that gets grinding magnificently right through a near-perfect combination of progression and combat systems.
  • Pros: Blowing away a boss well above my level in a single turn with some well-chosen elemental attacks, timely smirks, and a lucky crit.
  • Cons: My previous try at that boss, where my ally's poor choice of elemental attack caused the boss to smirk and wipe my party with just two attacks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shin Megami Tensei IV

GameTrailers
6 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei IV is a game that demands your attention. It’s very easy to make a mistake during battle with your entire team dead as a result. You might get lost and run out of antidotes, unable to cure the poison sucking away your life.
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Overall 10
9.6

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Shin Megami Tensei IV is a brilliant role-playing game, easily the finest on the handheld and one of the best I've played in well over a decade.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Atlus seems to take a sadistic pleasure in asking fans to wait for true sequels in the Shin Megami Tensei series. The gap between Shin Megami Tensei 2 to Shin Megami Tensei 3 was a full nine years, and skipped an entire console generation, going from SNES to PS2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Feeling Uninspired after a Nocturne

RPGamer
30 July 2013
  • Excerpt: In the idyllic medieval kingdom of Mikado, pristine lakes, lush pastures, and tranquil forests surround a castle town where peasants toil daily and the nobility live out eccentric, easy lives.
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Overall 9
9.0

3DS Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei IV'

WorthPlaying
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Shin Megami Tensei IV features powerful new demons, expansive dungeons, epic story arcs with branching plot lines, game-altering decision making, and more.
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Overall 9
9.3

Expert Review

RPGFan
21 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Shin Megami Tensei IV is every bit as dark, devilish, and delightful as we expected it to be.
  • Pros: Excellent story with weighty decisions, solid combat system, intense atmosphere augmented by a great soundtrack and voice acting.
  • Cons: Dated battle graphics, standard difficulty is very high.
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