Summary: Do you love casual games? Then this game isn't for you. Do you like being able to decipher where you are at a moment's notice, and how to get there with minimal exploration? Then this game isn't for you. Do you love easy, hand-holdy games that walk you through the first four hours - or even half the game - before expecting you to actually fight? Then this game DEFINITELY isn't for you. On the other hand...
Summary: Shin Megami Tensei 4 is a Awesome JRPG game from Altus!! The Gameplay is Turn-Based but it's pretty fast and the Soundtrack is amazing to hear!! The story is very interesting and there are choices you have to make so you can have different endings depending on your Play-through. This was my first time playing a Shin Megami Tensei Game and I loved it. If you are a Newcomer or Shin Megami Tensei fan that loves JRPG Games, You must get this, you won't regret it!!
Summary: wow! this game is so fun! im more of a persona fan myself but the demons say funny things and fusioning two of them is pretty fun i was really surprised at how much im enjoying the game so far,it does start out a little slow though,like the intro and whatnot as its been said,you explore dungeons,befriend demons then use those demons to create stronger demons-repeat.
Summary: I am a huge fan of the Shin Megami Tensei games in general so there is an obvious bias within this review. With that said I have to say that this game is a worthy successor to the name even if it doesn't take as many risks as other games have in the past. The storyline is return to the traditional Chaos vs Law that the Megaten franchise is known for, and the gameplay brings back the press turn system from Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga, which is still my favorite play...
Summary: If you aren't familiar with Shin Megami Tensei think of the series this way- Imagine Pokemon Now combine Pokemon with Dark Souls levels of difficulty. Now imagine that instead of catching Pokemon inside of a Pokeball you have to argue with the Pokemon instead. If they don't like what they hear they'll attack you, or they'll leave, or maybe they'll just steal all of your stuff. Sometimes the Pokemon relent and come with you- unless they change their minds.
Summary: I love Shin Megami Tensei because the stories are usually pretty interesting, but mostly because I love demon fusioning. This was my favorite game so far for fusioning. I consider myself a very casual and more entry level gamer - I usually only play Persona games but branch out sometimes as well. I prefer games where I can easily get to the point and progress without too much need for looking at a guide.
Summary: A very worthy entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series. After 77 hours of game play I was able to finish the game with the neutral ending. This entry has improved in many ways over it's predecessor SMT III: Nocturne. Which happens to be my favorite game of all time. SMT IV has a well done story, very unique, and very likeable law and chaos heroes as well as the heroine who stays by your side. I felt like SMT IV was more of a throwback to SMT I and II.
This game met all of my expectations except for the ...
Chris Rios, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: This game met all of my expectations except for the BS endings, no eschewed morality and theology could even support that illogical story progression and don't get me started on that quasi time/dimensional traveling thing. Atlus needs to learn from that colossal failure before SMTV comes around. Bring back SMT 1&2's morality/endings and you'll have sold me.
Summary: Great game for masochists. Great story, depth and music. What really kills it for people is Tokyo and how horribly it and the map /it's locations were implemented. Not to mention you seem to battle demons 99% of the time. Makes me want to hunt for a the spiritual sequels or at least SMT: Strange Journey.
Bought out of curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised.
Andrew Albers, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: I personally am not really into JRPGs, but I heard really good things about this game from others so I decided to pick it up. After playing over an hour I came away impressed, and have been glad I took the plunge. Even if you do not normally play this type of game I would recommend it there is a lot of depth to the game play and it still comes across as accessible. Once I get several hours into the game I plan on updating this with a more in depth pro/cons list.