www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Shin-megami-tensei-devil-summoner.291243
7.2 out of 10

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

The Shin Megami Tensei series has been incredibly well received Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Showing 1-10 of 36
Overall 6
6.0

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: The unique setting and art style, Building your demonic army, Playing paranormal detective
  • Cons: Tedious, frequent battles, Limited combat abilities, Some locales revisited too much
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

ztgd.com
22 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Intro: I’m a big fan of the Megaten series. When opening my review copy of […]
  • Pros: -Fantastic characters and story, -Demon Fusion Frenzy, -Battle system makes random battles fun, not a chore, -Character dialogue is well done, at times hilarious, -Having demons assist with investigation/battles
  • Cons: Could use a few more save points in certain areas, Would’ve liked voice acting, Would’ve liked a weak gun with infinite bullets when Raidou runs out of element based bullets, No Freebies here!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 6
6.0

Apocalypse, Light on the Evil

RPGamer
15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner marks a bit of a new direction for the series, using a far more lighthearted tone and lighter level of difficulty to move it ever-so-slightly closer to mainstream RPGs. The game uses a story set in a recognizable period of history to present a unique and intriguing take on the series universe, but its new combat system, which exchanges the complexity of the Press Turn system for a simplistic real-time system, means that the game is...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 6
6.0

Detective Faustus

RPGamer
15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: It is the year 20 of the Taisho Era in Japan (equivalent to the Gregorian year 1931), and you pass a series of trials that earns you the title of Raidou Kuzunoha the 14th, making you part of a long line of Devil Summoners. You ultimately come to work for a detective named Narumi, and investigate mysterious occurrences around the Capital, soon questing to prevent the city from being swallowed by the forces of darkness.
  • Read full review

Expert Review

VG Resource Center
1 May 2008
  • Conclusion: In the end, SMT: Devil Summoner is a solid title. Though I didn't enjoy it as much as last year's Digital Devil Saga, that still doesn't detract from how good a game this is. RPG of the year material? Mayhaps, but do yourself a favor and pick up this game regardless.
  • Read full review

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Kuzunoha Raido vs the Soulless Army

swapgame
7 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Set within a stunningly realized early 1900's Japan, Devil Summoner exudes class and style through incredible settings, remarkable characters and an overall atmosphere that will evoke a sense of early Victorian locales and Sherlock Holmes style detective work. At the heart of this unique experience lies a simple kidnapping investigation that is so much more than it would at first seem.
  • Read full review

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner—Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army – Review

GameCritics.com
21 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The last few years have been very good ones for role-playing game (RPG) fans, and doubly so for those who can appreciate deviations from the standard "save the world" formula. Clearly falling into this category, the Shin Megami Tensei series of games has always showcased a decidedly non-Western view of religion, usually featuring a pantheon of "demons" as its most populous characters.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Playstation Illustrated
26 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Ask anyone to name an RPG and the likely answer will likely contain the words “Final” and “Fantasy”. Ask a hardcore RPG fan the same question, and you might hear the words “Shin Megami Tensai”. Though a long-running series in Japan, the SMT series has only recently made it over to the US, most notably as SMT: Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga (DDS) . Though they failed to achieve the same level of success as other RPG series, they were still quality experiences.
  • Read full review

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Staff Review

RandomNPC
25 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Author’s Note: Due to some unpleasant wildfires in Derek’s part of the world, we’ve had to postpone some of the reviews that were going up this week. In the meantime, we have some Halloween treats for our readers, so stay tuned! Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner marks a bit of a new direction for the series, using a far more lighthearted tone and lighter level of difficulty to move it ever-so-slightly closer to mainstream RPGs.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
7.7

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Just RPG
24 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Since Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne hit U.S. shores in 2004, the series has managed to pick up quite the following among American RPG gamers. The series has been praised by both critics and fans alike for its dark and twisted storylines, which easily help set it apart from other RPG series, such as Final Fantasy . The latest installment in the series, entitled Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs.
  • Read full review
Next page >>