Excerpt: I’ve enjoyed just about every Shin Megami Tensei game that’s come out since Nocturne was released on the PS2. There’s just something really intriguing about the franchise’s universe and mythology that keeps me coming back for more. Perhaps it’s the immersion of living in these worlds inhabited with demons for dozens of hours, the unique way the apocalypse happens in every game, or in some cases, solving a great mystery, or maybe it’s a combination of all of those...
Excerpt: Though still mostly a cult phenomenon here in the west, the Shin Megami Tensei series is steadily expanding outward. Atlus now hits us with their latest installment of the series, and Nintendo’s handheld proves to be the perfect platform for one truly Strange Journey. Devil Survivor was the first time the franchise came to DS, and it was an interesting mash-up of tried-and-true RPG and strategy gameplay that garnered praise from both critics and fans alike.
Summary: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a first-person science fiction RPG for NDS, is a startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers.
Excerpt: I can't help but wonder why it is that the games on the Nintendo DS seem to be the most addictive of them all. We're in a console generation where titles like Final Fantasy XIII and Mass Effect 2 are recent releases and titles like Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas are on the horizon. Despite that, my hands have been glued to my Nintendo DS with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
Conclusion: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is an excellent DS RPG that feels like many of the best parts of previous games in the series and its spin-offs that have been streamlined greatly. There are some faults here and there that keep it from being perfect, but DS owners looking for a great RPG to get invested in will find a lot to like here.
Excerpt: It’s the early 21st century, and Atlus has finally deemed the time right to roll out a sequel to their cult classic RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey . Is it worth the six year wait? Short answer: yes.