Summary: After playing through most of this game and having previously attempted Persona 4 (PS2), I'm just not sure that the Shin Megami Tensei games are for me. I really enjoyed my first few hours with the game. The setting at the start of the game is unique and intriguing, a blend of a medieval civilization with quirky Japanese monsters. And boy, you will certainly get to know those monsters quite well.
Awesome game that was so much more than I expected.
Senior Samsonite, Amazon
3 March 2015
Summary: Outstanding game, that wasn't at all boring like I feared.. A lot more going on than just the medieval samurai stuff the cover implies. If you enjoy any of the Shin Megami Tensei games, do yourself a favor and just get this. :) Note, I started playing on normal difficulty, and found it to be...... just soul crushingly difficult. I don't like to play games on easy, but eventually after perhaps 5-10 hours dropped down on this one.
Summary: Any SMT fans looking to return to the franchise will quickly recognize the problems with this game relative to its predecessor, SMT Nocturne. Demon Fusion interface in this title is clunky and unfinished (Persona Q and P4G show that Atlus realized this and fixed the issues in subsequent games). The strategy in this RPG breaks away from Nocturne's focus on buffing and strategic turn trading and instead aims to condense the battle style of SMT into 2-3 turn sets.
it is a wonderful game. there is tons of side quests you ...
Rick W, Amazon
23 January 2015
Summary: I'm about 16 hours in the game and I must say this, it is a wonderful game. there is tons of side quests you can do besides the main quest and trust me you will need to do them because macca and good stat boosting and powerful healing items are very hard to come by. About the difficulty.....
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.