Summary: Devil Summoner 2 is an action RPG breath of fresh air, with a deep, easy-to-control combat system, nearly two hundred demons to negotiate with, collect, and fuse, and a variety of strategies to employ and master. Experience a 1920's Tokyo bustling with cases to solve, criminals to bring to justice, and the threat of the mysterious King Abaddon looming on the horizon.
Conclusion: Truly one of the last great PS2 RPGs, this is a gorgeous game with an amazing atmosphere. It's not perfect, but when the game is hitting on all cylinders, it's addictive as hell and twice as entertaining.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
9 June 2009
Excerpt: Atlus is developing a thing for long titles, at least when it comes to Shin Megami Tensei ( SMT ) spin-off titles. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is the sequel to the cult favorite (and equally long-winded) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Souless Army . Though it isn't much of an advancement over the original game, it is still a solid offering.
Excerpt: For the hardcore RPG fan, Atlus has become the premier developer in their eyes. Not only have they continued to pump out a large number of niche titles over the past three or four years (while the new PlayStation 3 started slow with the RPGs), but most Atlus games are often of a very high quality. They may appeal to a somewhat small portion of consumers, but you had best believe that said portion is most decidedly loyal.
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
12 May 2009
Conclusion: For fans of Shin Megami Tensei and Devil Summoner, I don’t even have to say go out and get this title because mostly likely you already own it. For those looking for a solid RPG experience that ventures for the norm in order to create a unique and engrossing experience, Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon is for you.
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzanoha vs. King Abaddon
5 May 2009
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei has always been an extremely intimidating series of games to get into. While they offer excellent storytelling, quirky game design and a fascinating art style, there is a huge difficulty curve that prevents many players from making it all the way through. Of course, the series isn’t intentionally cheap; the games are just very complicated, and they lack the level of guidance that many other RPGs funnel players through for the first few dungeons or so.