Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Featuring a finely crafted storyline and RPG gameplay at its most enthralling, the original Digital Devil Saga was excellent. Its sequel: the aptly titled Digital Devil Saga 2, has eradicated the majority of niggles present in the first title, making for an even better game. Those lucky enough to deliver the coup de gruae to the final boss in the original game, will recall that Serph and friends, having wiped out all opposing factions ascended to Nirvana.
Excerpt: Serph and the other members of the Embryon tribe have survived the Junkyard and made it to "Nirvana". Little do they know, the "Nirvana" that they've fought so hard for doesn't exist, and they are now in the real world, filled with even more death and horror than the group could ever have imagined.
Excerpt: Anyone who’s played an Atlus game knows how fun, yet incredibly challenging, the company’s products can be. And this goes double for the Shin Megami Tensei series. But Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 , the sequel to April’s cult hit, brings these qualities in spades. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 , or SMT: DDS2 , as those in the know call it, is the third SMT game to hit stateside.
Excerpt: Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 is the “Kill Bill 2” to Digital Devil Saga ’s “Kill Bill.” So, for anyone not familiar with the series, it would probably be best to first get up to speed by reading our Digital Devil Saga review. The game’s plot is a continuation of the original, which was released only a few months ago to critical acclaim.
Excerpt: I have nothing against cutesy role-playing games (RPGs). But sometimes, their sunny kingdoms and bildungsroma n-style heroes get on my nerves. A boy's journey into manhood is a fine theme—Charles Dickens and Mark Twain did some pretty good stuff with it—but do we really need more boob-obsessed teenagers who think they're the greatest warrior who ever lived? No, says Atlus. It's time for the RPG to grow up.
Excerpt: The Junkyard is gone. The Embryon have triumphed and entered the fabled world of Nirvana, a land said to be peaceful, unlike the rain-filled world they had just left. A black sun and petrified people destroyed their hopes. The world of Nirvana is a barren, desolate wasteland filled with the corpses of those suffering from Cuvier's Syndrome - those whom the rays of the black sun have touched are turned to stone.