Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
2 September 2013
Summary: Atlus gave DS owners a strategy game treat when they mixed the demon collecting, fusing, and turn-based battles of the Shin Megami Tensei series with a classic tactical RPG formula in 2009's Devil Survivor , bringing fans out of the dungeons and onto a tactical grid . The game followed teens striving to save Tokyo from certain doom by summoning demons using a mysterious pocketable device that resembled a Nintendo DS.
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 has an all new plot and characters, which lets players dive right in even if they haven’t played Devil Survivor . But those who have won’t find much original in Devil Survivor 2. Your protagonist and two of his high-school classmates have gotten into a creepy new fad, signing up for a website that sends subscribers video clips of people they know dying.
Summary: What would people do if they could see others' deaths before they come to pass? As devastation and ruin begin to spread, the player will have to use a mysterious website with the power to predict casualties in order to save lives, save themselves, and ultimately, save the city.
Pros: Masterful combat system with lots of depth., Great story with multiple endings, Demon fusion system is improved over the original, Ever-changing variety of combat objectives keeps you on your toes
Cons: It's still too easy to make major, game-altering mistakes, Difficulty spikes considerably in certain fights, Lack of stylus support in combat is irritating
Summary: Devil Survivor is a role-playing game at heart, with generous sprinklings of tactics, monster-raising, and Japanophile enthusiasm. The sojourn through Tokyo's youth culture hotspots is fun if you're in on the references, but it's the well-paced and often difficult battles that win my praise. Even when the conflicts are too devastating, there are free battles to help boost your abilities.